Pakistani Taliban leader declared proclaimed offender

ISLAMABAD - An anti-terrorism court Wednesday declared Pakistani Taliban leader Maulana Fazlullah a proclaimed offender, officials said.

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Man, 85, robbed off Rs 25K over marriage offer to 25-year-old in Pak!

ISLAMABAD - An 85-year-old man has filed a lawsuit against two people including a girl for cheating him into getting married and robbing 25,000 rupees, it has emerged.

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Zardari announces political, legal reforms in tribal areas

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has announced political and judicial reforms in the northwestern tribal region during a special function on the eve of Pakistan’s 63rd Independence Day.

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Musharraf arrest only on government’s orders: police

ISLAMABAD - Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf, booked for illegally detaining Supreme Court judges after declaring an emergency Nov 3, 2007, can be arrested only on the direct orders of the government since he enjoys legal and constitutional immunity, say police officials.

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FIR against Musharraf could hit Pak’s current democratic dispensation: Editorial

ISLAMABAD - Following the registration of a case against former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf for illegally confining Supreme Court judges during the emergency in 2007, speculations are rife that the latest development could have a far reaching effect on the current democratic set up of the country.

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Islamabad court orders case registration against Musharraf

ISLAMABAD - Acting on a petition regarding the house arrest of Supreme Court judges, a sessions court in Islamabad has directed police to lodge a case against former President Pervez Musharraf.

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Lawyer says Pakistan court orders police investigation of Musharraf over confinement of judges

Ex-Pakistan President Musharraf faces new probe

ISLAMABAD —A lawyer says a Pakistani court has ordered an investigation into allegations that former President Pervez Musharraf illegally detained judges in 2007.

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Pak PM wants consensus resolution against action on Musharraf

ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said the Pakistan Government will take action against former President Pervez Musharraf only if parliament passes a “unanimous” resolution to invoke Article 6 of the constitution.
“Bring a unanimous resolution right now … the government is ready to act on it,” said Gilani while responding to Leader of the Opposition Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan’s criticism targeting the government for “hesitating to take action against Musharraf even after the Supreme Court verdict”.

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Graduation criteria for becoming an MP in Pakistan removed

ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Government has decided to do away with the condition of a bachelor’s degree for candidates for the Senate, the national and provincial assemblies, in line with the Supreme Court judgment of April 21 last year.

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Iranian blogger tells of escape from Tehran

ISLAMABAD - When Iran sought to hide its crackdown on people protesting the allegedly rigged presidential election of June 12, young Hamid Raza Khoshnya used his weblog to keep the world enlightened about the regime’s brutality.

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