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Explainer: Musharraf’s return and his accountability

Watch anchor Nadeem Malik discuss former president and army chief General (r) Pervez Musharraf’s possible return to the country and the cases he will have to face. Will Musharraf be able to defend himself in the various cases that he faces?

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Time has come to open up on dispute with PML-N: Nisar

TAXILA: Former Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Saturday dismissed suggestions he had played a role in former military ruler Pervez Musharraf’s exit from Pakistan. While addressing a press at his residence, the estranged PML-N leader  elaborated on his relations with the party leadership. “I advised Nawaz Sharif time and again that we should compete…

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Musharraf offered me to become prime minister: Shehbaz

LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif Wednesday said that Pervez Musharraf had offered him to become the prime minister. Replying to queries by media persons after agreement signing ceremony between Land Record Authority and NADRA here at Model Town, he said, he had told Musharraf, though he had shown trust in him but things…

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Munnu Bhai’s hard-hitting poetry during Musharraf era

NEWS DESK: Flanked by Amjad Islam Amjad and Ataul Haq Qasmi, Munnu Bhai lashes out at rulers involved in corruption and lack of accountability in his poetry. He delivered this mushaira during Pervez Musharraf’s dictatorial regime. Watch here:

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Nawaz asks Musharraf to come, face cases

LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday called for punishment for violator of the Constitution. Informally talking to media-persons at his Jati Umra residence, he vowed to bring former president Pervaiz Musharraf to the court of law, saying Musharraf was coward, sitting abroad under an excuse. He asked Musharraf to come and face cases….

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Video: Musharraf calls Bilawal Bhutto a woman in latest video message

Former President of Pakistan, General (r) Pervez Musharraf advised PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to ‘act like a man’ and stop being a woman.  In a video message that was shared by the former army chief on social media, he urged the Bhutto scion to act like a man and stop being a woman. “I…

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Video: Musharraf launches scathing attacks at Zardari, MQM

DUBAI: Former President of Pakistan and army chief General (r) Pervez Musharraf launched scathing attacks on PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari and MQM on Friday. Speaking during an APML party meeting, Musharraf said that he could not understand why there were people still who linked themselves with Zardari. “I can’t understand how some ‘good’ people…

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PSP-MQM alliance: Battle of Karachi throne begins

With apology to Shakespeare, ‘Uncertainty Thy Name Is Politics’ especially when it comes to Pakistan which saw a U-turn late Wednesday as Muttahida Quami Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) and Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) joined hands for the upcoming elections. Addressing a joint press conference, top leaders of the two parties i.e. Farooq Sattar and Syed Mustafa Kamal…

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Musharraf returns to the political scene with 23-party strong alliance

All Pakistan Muslim League (AML) chief and former army chief General (r) Pervez Musharraf formed a 23-party alliance on Friday.  The decision came just one day after the collapse of the MQM-PSP alliance fall out after Farooq Sattar conducted a controversial press conference in which he resigned. Also read: MQM-P leader Farooq Sattar quits politics…

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Video: Musharraf welcomes MQM-PSP alliance

Former president Pervez Musharraf has welcomed political alliance between Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Pakistan and Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP). Interestingly, Musharraf did so even before it was formally announced. Musharraf welcomed the move in a video message from verified Twitter account of his political party — All Pakistan Muslim league (APML). Watch here…

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Will Musharraf lead a ‘Grand Alliance’ of MQM, PSP? Spokesperson responds

KARACHI: Former President of Pakistan and Chief of Army Staff General (r) Pervez Musharraf’s spokesperson responded to rumours that he will head a ‘Grand Alliance’ consisting of MQM and PSP. “Musharraf has no plans to lead a ‘Grand Alliance’ of MQM and PSP,” said APML spokesperson Dr Amjad. Dr Amjad said that the former army…

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Video: Oct 12 coup anniversary today

18th anniversary of October 12 military coup is being observed today (Thursday). The military coup by former dictator Pervez Musharraf toppled the elected government of then prime minister Mian Nawaz Sharif in 1999. Since then, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz has been marking the day as ‘black day’, staging countrywide protest rallies and public meetings in…

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Ayesha Gulalai backs Musharraf’s allegations against Zardari

ISLAMABAD: PTI leader Ayesha Gulalai backed Gen (r) Pervez Musharraf’s murder allegations against former president Asif Ali Zardari, on Friday.  “Musharraf’s accusations against Zardari are correct,” she said. “Bilawal, Bakhtawar and Aseefa were children when Benazir was assassinated,” she added. Stating that Zardari’s sisters had sidelined Benazir’s supporters in the party, Gulalai offered to become…

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Asif Zardari had Benazir, Murtaza Bhutto murdered: Musharraf

DUBAI: Former president and army chief, Gen. (r) Pervez Musharraf blamed Asif Zardari for the deaths of Benazir Bhutto and her brother, Mir Murtaza Bhutto. In a video message, the former army chief levelled serious allegations on the PPP co-chairman. “The reason for Bhutto family’s destruction is Asif Ali Zardari,” he said. “He is the…

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Ishaq Dar is Pakistan’s economic hit-man, should resign: Imran Khan

NEWS DESK: After Nawaz Sharif, PTI chief Imran Khan has targeted Finance Minister Ishaq Dar. Demanding that he resign from his post, Imran said that there was more investment in the country during the tenures of former military dictator Pervez Musharraf and former president Asif Ali Zardari. He called Dar ‘Pakistan’s economic hit-man’. Watch this…

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Musharraf says he will face courts in Benazir murder case

NEWS DESK: Former military dictator Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf said on Sunday that he will face the courts in Benazir Bhutto assassination case in Pakistan after his health improves. A statement was issued from the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) secretariat, in which Musharraf stated that the recent decision by the court was not against…

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Benazir murder case decision ‘disappointing and unacceptable’: Bilawal

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari referred to the Benazir Bhutto murder case decision, which was announced by an Anti-Terrorism Court on Thursday, as disappointing and unacceptable. In a tweet message a couple of hours after the decision was announced, Bilawal Bhutto condemned the release of the alleged terrorists by the court. “PPP…

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Even Musharraf was alarmed when situation turned violent on May 12: Arbab

KARACHI: Former Sindh chief minister Arbab Ghulam Rahim on Monday made sensational revelations regarding the May 12, 2007 carnage that took place in Karachi. Speaking exclusively to SAMAA TV, Arbab disclosed that the Chief Secretary and IG Sindh had not been in favour of MQM’s power show. The former chief minister of Sindh stated that…

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Musharraf to announce date for return on Aug 12: APML

KARACHI: Former president and army chief Gen. (r) Pervez Musharraf will announce the date when he will return to Pakistan on August 12.  According to his party All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), Musharraf will announce on August 12 where he will land in the country. “If the government grants security, former president is ready to…

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Zardari takes shots at Imran, Nawaz and Musharraf in latest speech

SANGHAR: Co-Chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari slammed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and PTI chief Imran Khan in his latest speech.  Addressing the participants of a gathering, Zardari said that the reins of the country were in the hands of fools. “The world is advancing forward while rulers here in Pakistan are…

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10 reasons why PM Nawaz should resign immediately

KARACHI: After the verdict of the Supreme Court of Pakistan was made public on Thursday regarding the Panama Leaks case, various political parties have started clamouring for the Prime Minister to tender his resignation. Here are ten reasons why those demands are being made on solid grounds:- 1 Post-verdict, Nawaz has lost all moral authority…

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