Pervez Musharraf

India should stop testing patience of Pak Army: Musharraf

Pervez MusharrafKarachi : Pakistan's former president and military ruler General (retired) Pervez Musharraf has sought to blame India for ceasefire violations along Line of Control, saying it should stop testing the "patience and resolve" of Pakistani Army.

Musharraf, who is facing a treason case in the Supreme Court, said, "Regular ceasefire violations on the LoC by the Indians is not good for the region and deplorable."

"I think India should stop testing the patience and resolve of the Pakistani Army," he said on Express News.

' I am not running away from Pak, ' says Musharraf

Pervez-MusharrafKarachi, Aug 11 : Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has finally broken his silence to clarify that he is not running away from Pakistan but wants his name removed from the Exit Control List (ECL) only because he wants to see his ailing mother.

Speaking to a gathering of his followers in Islamabad on phone, he said that the legal cases against him are politically motivated and baseless but added that he will defend himself in all the cases that are pending against him, reported the Dawn.

Musharraf moves Supreme Court over travel ban

Pervez-MusharrafIslamabad, April 3 : A petition was submitted in the Supreme Court Thursday for the removal of former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf's name from the Exit Control List (ECL).

The petition was submitted on behalf of Musharraf by advocate Shah Khawar. It argued the point that every individual possesses the freedom to travel abroad, Dawn online reported.

The petition also mentioned that the former army strongman should be allowed to travel abroad to visit his ailing mother and also for personal treatment.

Musharraf challenges special court decision

Musharraf challenges special court decisionIslamabad, March 19 : Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf has challenged the decision of the special court not to transfer his high treason trial case to a military court.

The former president filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) Tuesday through defence lawyers Khalid Ranjha and Faisal Hussain, Dawn online reported Wednesday.

A three-member special court, headed by Justice Faisal Arab of the Sindh High Court, had Feb 21 rejected Musharraf's plea to transfer his case of imposing emergency in the country Nov 3, 2007, to the military court.

Musharraf's indictment for treason March 14

Pervez-MusharrafIslamabad, March 13 : A three-judge court hearing a high treason case against former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf Thursday said he will be indicted March 14 as directed earlier.

Justice Faisal Arab of the Sindh High Court, who heads the special court, said the order to present Musharraf in court March 14 remained intact, Dawn online reported.

Anwar Mansoor, Musharraf's counsel, told the court that his client was still not feeling well and by no means would he recover by Friday.

Musharraf's treason trial adjourned till March 14

Pervez-MusharrafIslamabad, March 11: The special court bench hearing former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf's high treason case excused him from appearance in court Tuesday considering the perceived threat to his life but ordered him to appear before it March 14.

Ahmed Raza Kasuri, counsel for Musharraf, Tuesday argued before the three-member bench headed by Justice Faisal Arab that if his client came to court as per its directive and something happened to him, the court would be responsible, the Dawn online reported.

Special court rejects Musharraf's pleas

Pervez-MusharrafIslamabad, March 7 : A special court in Pakistan, trying former president Pervez Musharraf for high treason, Friday rejected all his petitions alleging bias by judges and arguing against the constitution of the special court itself, media reported.

The three-member special court, headed by Justice Faisal Arab, observed that the pleas of Musharraf were not on merit, according to Geo News.

The court dismissed all the pleas filed by Musharraf and adjourned the hearing till March 11.

The court had earlier ordered the former president to appear before the bench March 11.

Ghazi murder case: Musharraf granted exemption from appearance

Pervez-MusharrafIslamabad, March 1 : A court in Pakistan granted exemption to former president Pervez Musharraf from appearing Saturday in the Abdul Rasheed Ghazi murder case and summoned him for its next hearing March 15.

A murder case was registered in September 2013 against the former army chief for the death of Islamabad's Lal Masjid cleric Ghazi during the 2007 military siege of the mosque.

Additional sessions court judge Wajid Ali heard the case, Dawn online reported.

Musharraf's lawyer requested for permanent exemption for the former president in the case.

Pak court rules Musharraf cannot to be tried in military court

Pervez-MusharrafIslamabad, Feb 21 : A special court in Pakistan has ruled former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf will not be tried in a military court.

The court has now summoned Musharraf before it on March 11.

During the hearing, the bench announced its decision, rejecting Musharraf's plea seeking to hold the treason trial at a military court.

According to Dawn News, the three-judge bench ruled that he was no longer in the army and that high treason can be tried exclusively in a special court.

Musharraf wants treatment in country of his choice

Pervez MusharrafIslamabad, Jan. 25  : Former Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf has expressed his will to get medical treatment of his choice in another country, citing the findings of his medical report which shows serious illness.

The report prepared by the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC) warned that it can be quickly life-threatening in the event of destabilisation, particularly under stress or during a coronary intervention, the Express Tribune reports.

Meanwhile, the doctors said that a coronary angiogram is required urgently to ascertain the need for more medical procedures.

Musharraf reported to be in ICU of army hospital, undergoes blood tests for suspect heart ailment

Pervez-MusharrafIslamabad, Jan 2 : Former Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf has reportedly been shifted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology.

Local media reports are saying that he is suffering from a heart-related ailment that he experienced while heading towards a special court for a hearing of treason case filed against him.

Ahmed Raza Qasuri, counsel of the ex-president, confirmed that Musharraf was shifted to the hospital due to heart problem.

Musharraf says his term was 'golden era' for Pakistan

Pervez MusharrafIslamabad, Jan. 1  : Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has reportedly said that the country's conditions were getting worse with each passing day and his term was a golden era for Pakistan.

Lamenting the country's conditions, Musharraf reflected that when he was stepping down from power, a dollar amounted to 61 rupees.

According to Dawn News, the former army strongman said that all he did during his rule was aimed at ensuring the interests of the country.

Sharif offers to bring home Musharraf's ailing mother

Nawaz-SharifIslamabad, Dec 27  : The Pakistani government Friday offered to send a special plane or air ambulance to bring former president Pervez Musharraf's mother to Pakistan from Dubai.

"The prime minister of Pakistan, on sympathetic grounds, is ready to send a special plane or an air ambulance to bring his mother back home so as to continue her medical treatment in Pakistan and she could be with her son," the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) quoted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's spokesperson Pervaiz Rasheed as saying.

He said the government would provide all facilities for the treatment of Musharraf's mother.

Musharraf to file intra-court appeal with IHC against treason case

Pervez MusharrafIslamabad, Dec. 26 : Former president General Pervez Musharraf has decided to file an intra-court appeal (ICA) with a two-member division bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against the high treason case.

Justice Riaz Ahmed Khan of the IHC had earlier on December 23 dismissed his three petitions against the establishment of the special court, appointment of its judges as well as Akram Sheikh as head of the prosecution team.

One of the counsels for Musharraf said that they will file the ICA against the rejection of the petitions by end of this week, Dawn News reports.

Court reserves judgment on Musharraf travel ban

Pervez-MusharrafIslamabad, Dec 16 : The Sindh High Court Monday reserved its judgment on former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf's plea for removing his name from the country's exit control list.

Justice Sajjad Ali Shah and Justice Naimatullah Phulpoto were hearing Musharraf's petition for removal of his name from the exit control list, Geo News reported.

During the hearing, Justice Shah said that if Musharraf wanted his name removed from the list, he should approach the government.

Attorney General Munir A. Malik and Musharraf's counsel A. Q. Halepota appeared before the court.

Court summons Musharraf in high treason case

Pervez-MusharrafIslamabad, Dec 13 : A special tribunal Friday issued summons to former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf on charges of high treason.

Musharraf, who is charged with treason for suspending the country's constitution when he imposed emergency rule in 2007, was summoned to appear before the court Dec 24, Xinhua reported.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif last month approved the selection of three judges for the special court to try the former military ruler.

Musharraf took over in a bloodless coup when he dismissed the government of then prime minister Nawaz Sharif in 1999.

Nawaz Sharif names judges for Musharraf's trial

Nawaz-SharifIslamabad, Nov 20 : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has approved a panel of three judges for a special court for the trial of former president Pervez Musharraf in a high treason case.

The criteria for selection of the three judges was strictly based on seniority, the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) reported.

The special court will be headed by Justice Faisal Arab from Sindh High Court, while Justice Syed Tahira Safdar of Balochistan High Court and Justice Yawar Ali of Lahore High Court will be members. The government has notified the tribunal.

Musharraf gets bail in mosque raid case

Pervez-MusharrafIslamabad, Nov 4 : A Pakistani court Monday granted bail to former president Pervez Musharraf in the case pertaining to the military raid on the militant-affiliated Islamabad Red Mosque during his rule in 2007, which led to the death of nearly 90 religious students, lawyers said.

Musharraf was formally arrested in the case last month after the son of the deputy of the mosque, Abdul Rashid Ghazi, who was killed in the military operation, filed a case against him.

Pakistan forms panel to probe Musharraf's Emergency rule

Pervez-MusharrafIslamabad, June 27 : Pakistan has formed a high-level committee to investigate the Emergency rule former military ruler Pervez Musharraf had imposed, Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan said Thursday.

Musharraf, who faces high treason charges for abrogating the constitution during his 1999-2008 rule, imposed Emergency rule in November 2007 and suspended the constitution, reports Xinhua.

He had also placed dozens of top judges under house arrest after they refused to take oath under his Provisional Constitutional Order.

Musharraf to be tried for treason: Nawaz Sharif

Nawaz-SharifIslamabad, June 24 : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Monday announced that the country's former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf would be tried for high treason.

Musharraf faces charges of abrogating the Constitution of Pakistan and detaining judges of the higher judiciary after imposing emergency Nov 3, 2007, Geo News reported.

Speaking in the National Assembly Monday, Sharif said Musharraf would be held accountable for subverting the Constitution of Pakistan, stopping judges of higher judiciary from working through illegal orders and taking unconstitutional steps of imposing emergency.

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