A court in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad sentenced former military dictator Pervez Musharraf to death Tuesday. A three-member bench of a special court, headed by judge Waqar Ahmad Seth and comprising judges Nazar Akbar and Shahid Karim, found Musharraf guilty of high treason under Article 6 of Pakistan’s constitution and meted out the death penalty. Article [...]

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A court in the Pakistani city of Lahore indicted Hafiz Saeed, founder of the banned group Lashkar-e Taiba (LeT), on terrorism financing charges Wednesday. Saeed is the alleged mastermind of the November 2008 Mumbai attacks. Anti-Terrorism Court judge Malik Arshad Bhutta charged Hafiz Saeed with terrorism financing in different cities of Pakistan’s Punjab province. According [...]

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A senior police official in Bangladesh said Thursday that the murder of a 21-year old engineering student in Dhaka will be investigated with the “highest level of professionalism and sincerity.” Monirul Islam, an additional commissioner in the Dhaka Metropolitan Police, vowed to put all accused on trial regardless of their political affiliation. Activists of the [...]

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The secretary to the Sri Lankan president said Monday that the country’s Supreme Court has ruled against holding provincial council elections in the absence of a report by the delimitations review committee. President Maithripala Sirisena had, in an invocation of the Supreme Court’s consultative jurisdiction under Article 129 of Sri Lanka’s constitution, asked the court [...]

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India’s government introduced a bill in the upper house of parliament on Monday to cement the revocation of the special constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir, a conflict-hit region claimed by both India and Pakistan. The move came hours after the country’s president promulgated an order revoking the region’s constitutional autonomy. Federal interior minister Amit [...]

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