Connect to share and comment

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.

Cricket: Former Pakistan greats criticise Bangladesh flag ban

Former Pakistani players Wednesday hit out after Bangladesh banned their own fans from waving non-Bangladeshi flags at the ongoing World Twenty20 tournament. Hosts Bangladesh issued the order after an outcry over images of locals waving Pakistani flags during the recent Asia Cup. Bangladesh was part of Pakistan before the 1971 war of independence, in which it says three million people were killed -- most at the hands of the army of the Islamic republic and its allied militias.

Cricket: Fired-up Pakistan beat Australia in World T20

Umar Akmal smashed 94 off 54 balls as Pakistan bounced back after a morale-sapping loss against India to defeat Australia by 16 runs in the World Twenty20 in Dhaka on Sunday. Elder brother Kamran Akmal contributed a run-a-ball 31 and Shahid Afridi returned unbeaten on 20 off 11 balls to lift Pakistan to 191-5 after they were sent in to bat. Australia were bowled out for 175 in reply off the final ball of the match despite a spectacular third-wicket partnership of 118 from 64 balls between Glenn Maxwell and Aaron Finch.

Cricket: Fired-up Pakistan beat Australia in World T20

Umar Akmal smashed 94 off 54 balls as Pakistan bounced back after a morale-sapping loss against India to defeat Australia by 16 runs in the World Twenty20 in Dhaka on Sunday. Elder brother Kamran Akmal contributed a run-a-ball 31 and Shahid Afridi returned unbeaten on 20 off 11 balls to lift Pakistan to 191-5 after they were sent in to bat. Australia were bowled out for 175 in reply off the final ball of the match despite a spectacular third-wicket partnership of 118 from 64 balls between Glenn Maxwell and Aaron Finch.

Cricket: Akmal brothers lift Pakistan to 191-5 against Australia

Umar Akmal smashed 94 off 54 balls as Pakistan piled up 191-5 after being sent in to bat by Australia in the World Twenty20 Super-10 group two match in Dhaka on Sunday. Elder brother Kamran Akmal contributed a run-a-ball 31 and Shahid Afridi returned unbeaten on 20 off 11 balls as Pakistan bounced back after a morale-sapping loss to India on Friday. The Akmal brothers put on 96 for the third wicket after Pakistan were reduced to 25-2 by the fifth over, losing the key wickets of Ahmed Shehzad and skipper Mohammad Hafeez.

Cricket: Pakistan beat Australia in World Twenty20

Pakistan beat Australia by 16 runs in the World Twenty20 Super-10 Group Two match in Dhaka on Sunday. Australia made a brave attempt to surpass Pakistan's commanding 191-5 before being bowled out for 175 off the last ball of the innings at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium. It was Australia's first match in the tournament, while Pakistan had lost to India on Friday. The West Indies and hosts Bangladesh are the two other teams in the group, from which the top two will advance to the semi-finals. Brief scores:

Cricket: Australia opt to field against Pakistan

Australian captain George Bailey won the toss and sent Pakistan in to bat in the World Twenty20 Super-10 group two match in Dhaka on Sunday. Australia included 43-year-old spinner Brad Hogg for their first match, making him the oldest player to take part in the World Twenty20 competitions since the inaugural event in 2007. Pakistan made one change from the team that lost to India by seven wickets on Friday, replacing seamer Junaid Khan with 35-year-old left-arm spinner Zulfiqar Babar.

Cricket: India outclass Pakistan in World Twenty20

India extended their domination over Pakistan in World Cup events with a seven-wicket demolition of the arch-rivals in the Super-10 round of the World Twenty20 in Dhaka on Friday. Leg-spinner Amit Mishra grabbed two wickets for 22 runs in four overs as India kept Pakistan down to 130-7 after electing to field in the Group Two match at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma then gave India a flying start with a 54-run opening stand in eight overs as Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men surpassed the modest total with nine deliveries to spare.

Musharraf's lawyers call for suspension of trial

Lawyers for former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf called on Friday for his treason trial to be suspended because they claim the government is colluding with elements of the judiciary to "fix and manipulate" the proceedings. The legal team said it based its claim on "leaked secret communication" from an unnamed source in the office of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. In a statement issued in London, the former military ruler's lawyers called for an "immediate and unconditional suspension of the Special Court and a comprehensive investigation" into their claims.
Syndicate content