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Pakistan to try ex-military ruler Musharraf for treason

Pakistan announced Sunday it would put former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf on trial for treason, punishable by death or life imprisonment, for imposing emergency rule in 2007. The decision puts the country's civilian leaders on an unprecedented collision course with the all powerful military and comes after Musharraf was granted bail in other criminal cases, stoking rumours a deal for his departure could be imminent. Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan announced the move in a live television broadcast.

Pakistan to try ex-military ruler Musharraf for treason

Pakistan announced Sunday it would put former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf on trial for treason, punishable by death or life imprisonment, for imposing emergency rule in 2007. The decision puts the country's civilian leaders on an unprecedented collision course with the all powerful military and comes after Musharraf was granted bail in other criminal cases, stoking rumours a deal for his departure could be imminent. Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan announced the move in a live television broadcast.

Pakistan to try ex-military ruler Musharraf for treason

Pakistan announced Sunday it would put former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf on trial for treason, punishable by death or life imprisonment, for imposing emergency rule in 2007. "Following the judgement of the Supreme Court and a report submitted by an inquiry committee, it has been decided to start proceedings against General Pervez Musharraf (for treason) under Article 6 of the Constitution," Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan told a press conference televised live.

Typhoon Haiyan, security top agenda at Asia-Europe Meeting

India will provide 15 tons of relief supplies to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said Tuesday at the conclusion of a two-day meeting of Asian and European foreign ministers in New Delhi. A plane carrying some of the supplies, including medicines, fresh water, ready-to-cook meals, water purifiers and blankets, will take off Wednesday, with a ship delivering more relief goods to be sent later, Khurshid said during a media briefing at the Asia-Europe Meeting.

India ready to give Pakistan 'benefit of the doubt'

India is prepared to give historic rival Pakistan "the benefit of the doubt" as the two countries strive for peace, Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid has said. The nuclear-armed neighbours have since independence been at loggerheads over Kashmir, which is divided and administered separately by India and Pakistan but claimed in full by both.

Pakistan's upper house of parliament to protest drone stats

Sen. Aitzaz Ahsan of the Pakistan People's Party announced Tuesday that all the members of parliament's upper house will hold their meeting outside the parliament building Wednesday to protest "wrong statistics" and "hypocritical policies" of the government about drone attacks. "This government has helped the United States by giving false statistics about civilians killed in drone attacks since 2008," Ahsan told reporters outside the assembly. "We will expose the government, we would not let them run away."

Pakistan's Musharraf granted bail in last legal case against him

A Pakistan court on Monday granted bail to former military ruler Pervez Musharraf over a deadly raid on a radical mosque, bringing closer his possible release after more than six months of house arrest.

Gunmen storm home of Pakistan tribal elder, kill 7

A pro-government tribal elder and six members of his family were killed when unknown gunmen stormed their home in southwest Pakistan early Tuesday, officials said. The pre-dawn attack occurred in Dera Bugti district, some 450 kilometres southeast of Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province, a hub for separatist rebels, Islamist insurgents and sectarian militants. "Dodha Khan, his wife, son, daughter-in-law and three grandsons have been killed in the attack," Abdul Jabbar, a senior government official in Dera Bugti told AFP.

Sharif urges Obama to end drone strikes

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called Wednesday on US President Barack Obama to end drone strikes which are widely unpopular in his country. Speaking next to Obama in the Oval Office, Sharif said he "brought up the issues of drones during our meeting, emphasizing the need for an end to such strikes." col/sct/sg

Pakistan's leader, Nawaz Sharif, urges end to drones on US visit

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday urged the United States to end drone attacks as Amnesty International warned that civilian-killing strikes could constitute war crimes.
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