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Pakistan's Musharraf survives apparent assassination attempt

Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who is on trial for treason, narrowly escaped what police called an assassination attempt as a roadside bomb went off shortly before his convoy was due to pass early Thursday. The bomb was planted on Musharraf's route from an army hospital in Rawalpindi, where he has been staying since January, to his home on the outskirts of Islamabad. It went off at around 2:00 am (2100 GMT Wednesday). Nobody was injured and there have so far been no claims of responsibility.

Pakistan's Musharraf survives assassination bomb attempt

Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who is on trial for treason, narrowly escaped what police called an assassination attempt as a roadside bomb went off shortly before his convoy was due to pass early Thursday. The bomb was planted on Musharraf's route from an army hospital in Rawalpindi, where he has been staying since January, to his home on the outskirts of Islamabad. It went off at around 2:00 am (2100 GMT Wednesday). Nobody was injured and there have so far been no claims of responsibility.

Pakistan court indicts ex-president Musharraf for treason

A Pakistani court Monday indicted former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for treason -- a milestone for civilian authority in a country long dominated by the army. The charge carries the maximum penalty of death. But observers are uncertain whether authorities will allow the trial to be completed and risk angering the powerful military, which has ruled Pakistan for half its history.

Former Pakistani president Musharraf pleads not guilty to treason

By Syed Raza Hassan ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's former president, Pervez Musharraf, on Monday pleaded not guilty to five counts of treason, in the latest chapter of a long-running drama between the country's increasingly assertive judiciary and its former military ruler. Musharraf faces the death penalty if convicted of the charges over his suspension of the constitution and imposition of emergency rule in 2007, when he was trying to extend his rule as president.

Pakistan court indicts ex-president Musharraf for treason

A Pakistani court Monday indicted former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for treason -- a milestone for civilian authority in a country long dominated by the army. The charge carries the maximum penalty of death. But observers are uncertain whether authorities will allow the trial to be completed and risk angering the powerful military, which has ruled Pakistan for half its history.

Pakistan court indicts ex-president Musharraf for treason

A Pakistani court Monday indicted former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for treason -- a milestone for civilian authority in a country long dominated by the army. The charge carries the maximum penalty of death. But observers are uncertain whether authorities will allow the trial to be completed and risk angering the powerful military, which has ruled Pakistan for half its history.

Pakistan court indicts ex-president Musharraf for treason

A Pakistani court Monday indicted former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for treason, a landmark move in a case seen as a test of civilian authority in a country long dominated by the military. Tahira Safdar, one of three judges hearing the case in a special court, read out five charges relating to Musharraf's 2007 imposition of emergency rule, with the ex-president pleading "not guilty" to each of them. Musharraf, who had earlier arrived at the court in a convoy of SUVs with over 2,000 security personnel deployed along his route, then turned to address the judges.

Pakistan court indicts ex-president Musharraf for treason

A Pakistani court Monday indicted former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for treason on charges relating to his 2007 imposition of emergency in a historic first for a country ruled for half its history by the army. A special tribunal comprising three judges read out five charges, with the ex-president pleading "not guilty" to each of them. Musharraf, who has been absent from most of the tribunal's hearings owing to security threats and ill health, then turned to address the court.

Pakistan court indicts ex-president Musharraf for treason

A Pakistani court Monday indicted former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for treason on charges relating to his 2007 imposition of emergency rule, in a historic first for a country controlled for half its history by the army. Tahira Safdar, one of three judges of a special court convened to hear the case, read out five charges, with the ex-president pleading "not guilty" to each of them. Musharraf, who has been absent from most of the tribunal's hearings owing to security threats and ill health, then turned to address the court.

Bomb kills girl, injures 16 in SW Pakistan

A bomb blast targeting a vehicle carrying security forces killed a young girl and wounded 16 others -- including up to eight children -- in Pakistan's troubled southwest Saturday, police said. The attack occurred in the Saryab area on the outskirts of Quetta, the capital of the oil and gas rich Baluchistan province that borders Iran and Afghanistan. "An improvised explosive device, which was planted in an auto rickshaw parked along the roadside went off as a vehicle of paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC) passed by it," city police chief Abdul Razzaq Cheema told AFP.
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