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Pakistan to seek arrest of ex-president Musharraf
Pakistan authorities pledged Tuesday to arrest former president Pervez Musharraf [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] for his alleged involvement in the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive]. Interio (More)
Pakistan military court to try security force members for killing unarmed man
The Pakistan Supreme Court on Monday ordered the Anti-Terrorism Court of Pakistan to try six paramilitary forces in the shooting death of an unarmed man under the Pakistan Anti-Terrorism Ordinance of 1999 . On Friday, several paramilitary soldiers (More)
Pakistan court issues indictment over blasphemy law assassination
A Pakistani court on Monday indicted police guard Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, accused of assassinating liberal politician and governor of Pakistan's Punjab province Salman Taseer for opposing the nation's blasphemy law [text; JURIST news archive]. Q (More)
Pakistan issues arrest warrant for former President Musharraf in death of Bhutto
An arrest warrant for former president Pervez Musharraf [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] was issued Saturday by a Pakistani anti-terrorism court in connection with the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto [BBC obituary; JURIST new (More)
Pakistan investigators accuse Musharraf in Bhutto assassination
The Federal Investigation Agency of Pakistan on Monday named former president Pervez Musharraf [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] as an accused in the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive]. Mushar (More)
Pakistan blasphemy laws will not be changed: PM
Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani announced Sunday that he has no intention of revising the country's contentious blasphemy laws [text; JURIST news archive] after Governor Salman Taseer of Punjab province was shot and killed Tuesday appa (More)
Pakistan governor opposing blasphemy law assassinated
The governor of Pakistan's Punjab province, Salman Taseer, was shot and killed Tuesday by one of his own security guards, apparently because of his opposition to Pakistan's blasphemy law [text; JURIST news archive]. Taseer, a senior member of the Pa (More)
Pakistan high court rejects appeal to jail Mumbai attack suspect
Pakistan's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a Pakistani cleric accused by India of plotting the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks cannot be jailed due to lack of evidence. Hafiz Muhammad Saeed is the head of fundamentalist terrorist group Lashkar-e- (More)
Pakistan interior minister pardon challenged in court
A petition was filed in a Pakistani court Wednesday challenging the pardon of Interior Minister Rehman Malik by President Asif Ali Zardari . The challenge alleges that under Article 45 of the Pakistan Constitution , presidential pardons can only b (More)
Pakistan president pardons interior minister on corruption charges
Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday pardoned Interior Minister Rehman Malik , convicted on corruption charges in 2004. Zardari issued the pardon after the Lahore High Court refused to throw out Malik's 2004 conviction. Malik was not (More)