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Former Pakistan president arrested on corruption charges
Pakistan's National Accountability Bureau arrested Co-Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party and former president Asif Ali Zardari Monday following an Islamabad High Court ruling rejecting his bail petition.Zardari is accused of creating and feed (More)
Pakistan court issues arrest warrant for former PM
A federal court in Pakistan on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for former Pakistan prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] following the presentation of a final charge sheet by the country's Federal Investigation Agenc (More)
Pakistan court sentences man to death for claiming to be a prophet
A court in Pakistan on Thursday sentenced 65-year old Mohammed Asghar to death for blasphemy, convicting him of writing letters claiming to be a prophet. Asghar was convicted under Section 295-C of the Pakistani Penal Code , making it illegal to ma (More)
Pakistan's Chief of Injustice
JURIST Guest Columnist Ali Dayan Hasan of Human Rights Watch says that the judicial template adhered to by Iftikhar Chaudhry, the former chief justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, should not be followed by future jurists... (More)
Pakistan anti-corruption court reopens five cases against former president
Pakistan's National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court on Monday reopened five cases against former president Asif Ali Zardari . While president, Zardari had been immune from prosecution, but when Zardari stepped down on September 5 and Mamnoon Huss (More)
Pakistan court dismisses charges against cleric in blasphemy case
A Pakistani court in Islamabad on Saturday dismissed charges against a cleric who was arrested for allegedly framing a Christian girl, Rimsha Masih, accused of blasphemy. The district court held that the prosecution had not brought forward sufficie (More)
Switzerland will not reopen corruption charges against Pakistan president
The Swiss government cannot reopen the corruption charges against Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari because the statutory limitations period has lapsed, Pakistan Law Minister Zahid Hamid announced Wednesday. Swiss authorities sent their position (More)
Pakistan court overturns blasphemy conviction of man on death row
The Lahore High Court in Pakistan on Thursday acquitted a Christian man sentenced to death for blasphemy. Younis Masih has been in prison for six years. The charges against him stemmed from a incident in which allegedly interrupted a gathering of S (More)
Pakistan Supreme Court orders anti-corruption chief to explain letter criticizing judges
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday ordered the chief of the National Accountability Bureau , the government's anti-corruption agency, to appear before the tribunal in regard to a letter he wrote that criticizes the court's judges. The letter (More)
Pakistan high court orders second corruption case against PM
Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) , Pakistan's principal agency to combat government corruption, to file a second set of criminal corruption charges against Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf . The (More)
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