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Musharraf’s high-treason trial history being made

  • A special court is expected to announce its verdict in the high treason case against former Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf on Dec. 17 after hearing the arguments of the government’s new prosecution team. This case has all the ingredients of high drama with far-reaching political c...
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Signs of a thaw in Pakistan-India relations 

  • Some recent developments have raised hopes for a thaw in the Pakistan-India relations. As the two countries agreed to restore the cease-fire along the Line of Control (LoC) last month, Pakistan’s civil and military leaders offered an olive branch to India by emphasizing the need to “bury the pa...
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Pakistan’s Imran Khan turns guns on former patrons while crisis deepens

  • Once supported by Pakistan’s powerful security establishment, former prime minister Imran Khan now blames his erstwhile patrons for his government’s fall. He laments the “neutrality’ of the military leadership in the political fray that paved the way for what he describes as an “imported govern...
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The threat of civil strife looms large

  • After escaping an assassination attempt, Imran Khan has resumed what he calls the “freedom march” to Islamabad. The firing incident that wounded the former prime minister has inflamed an already volatile situation and galvanized his supporters. The attacker may have been arrested but the motive...
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Mysterious murder of a Pakistani journalist has become an explosive political issue

  • The mysterious death of a leading TV anchor in a police shootout in Kenya has turned into an explosive political issue in Pakistan. Some months ago, Arshad Sharif had fled the country fearing for his safety after a treason case was filed against him. He arrived in Kenya a day earlier and was be...
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"Short relief" for the former Prime Minister

  • The twin decision of Pakistan’s top court on the Sharif brothers has lent some relief to them, denoting changing winds in Pakistani politics. While the ailing Nawaz Sharif has been freed on bail for six weeks, the court has lifted a travel ban on his younger brother Shahbaz who is now heading t...
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Sharif flies out but the crisis is far from over

  • Nawaz Sharif, the ailing former prime minister, has finally been allowed to fly to London for medical treatment amid doubts over his returning home to resume his prison sentence soon. Sharif’s deteriorating health condition and legal battle for removing the travel ban had intensified political ...
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No recognition of the regime without Taliban showing reforms

  • It may still be a long way to go for the Taliban regime to win formal recognition but the latest interaction with the international community gives the conservative Islamic dispensation some legitimacy. Last week’s meeting in Oslo has led to further easing of restrictions on the de facto Afghan...
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Freedom’s march to nowhere

  • The leader of the country’s most powerful Islamic party, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, a colorful, wily politician, and head of the Jamiat Ulema Islam (JUI-F), has thrown down the gauntlet to the government and threatened to march on the capital. He is now seeking to emulate Imran Khan’s threats to th...
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Politics of vendetta at its worst

  • The ailing three time former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, is out of jail on medical bail for eight weeks, but his ordeal is far from over. For the time being however, his critical condition has forced the federal government and the country’s anti graft body to refrain from contesti...
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