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Former Pakistani President Musharraf discharged from hospital

Former President Pervez Musharraf was discharged from an army hospital in the early hours of Thursday and returned to his farmhouse in the capital Islamabad, police said. Musharraf was admitted to the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology on Jan. 2 and remained hospitalized for three months ostensibly to avoid indictment in a high treason case. On Monday, he was indicted by a special court on five counts of high treason.

Cricket: Pakistan chief selector says picking seniors backfired

Pakistan's new cricket chief selector Rashid Latif on Wednesday said relying on senior players had backfired after a familiar batting collapse saw the team crash out from the World Twenty20. The 2009 champions were crushed by the West Indies on Tuesday night, sliding to an 84-run loss after appearing to panic at the start of their chase. Latif, who took over as chief selector on Tuesday, said Pakistan's decision to select too many senior players at the expense of youth had led to their downfall.

Cricket: West Indies to bat against Pakistan in decider

West Indies captain Darren Sammy won the toss and elected to bat against Pakistan in a crucial World Twenty20 match in Dhaka on Tuesday. The winner of the night game at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium will join India in the semi-finals from group two of the Super-10s, condemning the loser to an early flight home. Pakistan or the West Indies will clash with group one winners Sri Lanka in the first semi-final in Dhaka on Thursday, while India meet South Africa at the same venue on Friday. The final will take place in Dhaka on Sunday.

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.

Court rejects Musharraf's application to travel abroad

A three-member Special Court rejected Monday an application by former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf to travel abroad to visit his ailing mother on the ground only the federal government can grant him permission to travel. The court ruled that the name of the former president is on the Exit Control List by the government and that only the government can remove his name from the list. The list prepared by the Ministry of Interior holds the names of people barred from leaving Pakistan for varying reasons.

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 on Monday indicted former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for treason on charges relating to his 2007 imposition of emergency rule. Judge Tahira Safdar read out five charges to Musharraf, who ruled from 1999 to 2008, with the ex-president pleading "not guilty" to each of them. ks-mmg/ia/jw
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