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Pakistan's Musharraf flies to Karachi for medical tests

Pakistan's embattled former military ruler Pervez Musharraf flew to Karachi on Saturday to undergo medical tests, according to close aides, two days before he is due to appear in court in Islamabad. It is the first time that the former president, who will be staying with his daughter in Karachi, has left Islamabad after being indicted in a high treason case by a special court last month. Musharraf is due to appear in court in person in Islamabad on Monday in the murder case of a slain Baluch nationalist leader, or face arrest.

Pakistan military will 'preserve dignity' despite ex-chief's trial

(This April 7 story was refiled to correct Musharraf's status to show he is not under house arrest in the final paragraph) ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's military will protect its dignity "at all costs", the army chief said on Monday in an apparent show of irritation over the treason trial of former army chief and president Pervez Musharraf.

Pakistan military will 'preserve dignity' despite ex-chief's trial

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's military will protect its dignity "at all costs", the army chief said on Monday in an apparent show of irritation over the treason trial of former army chief and president Pervez Musharraf. Such talk from the army chief, General Raheel Sharif, the most powerful figure in Pakistan, is likely to raise concern about political intervention by the army, which would set back hopes for the development of democracy and civilian rule.

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's Musharraf survives assassination bomb attempt

Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who is on trial for treason, narrowly escaped an assassination attempt as a bomb went off shortly before his convoy was due to pass early Thursday, police said. The bomb was planted on his route from an army hospital where he has been staying since January to his home on the outskirts of Islamabad. "Four kilograms of explosive device planted in a pipeline under a bridge exploded around 20 minutes before the former president was supposed to cross the spot," senior police official Liaqat Niazi said. ga/ia/jw

Pakistan's Musharraf survives assassination bomb attempt

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

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.

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.
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