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Former president of Pakistan has been granted bail after spending seven months under house arrest, prison officials have confirmed

The arrest of Pervez Musharraf broke new ground in Pakistan

Former Pakistan military ruler Pervez Musharraf granted bail

70-year-old charged over murder of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, suspension of judges when he imposed emergency rule and killing of Baloch separatist leader Nawab Akbar Bugti

Spokesman Farhatullah Babar said the presidency is holding a farewell ceremony on Sunday

Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari set to step down at end of five-year term

Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari is stepping down at the end of his five-year term, becoming the first democratically-elected president in the country's history to complete his full tenure in office.

Return of death penalty in Pakistan condemned

Sharif government says end to five-year-old moratorium will help tackle rising crime

Indian women’s rights activists protest in Hyderabad in March following the rape of a five-year-old girl

The New Suffragettes: The Pakistani woman who started a movement

Gang-raped a decade ago in rural Pakistan, Mukhtar Mai demanded justice. Her battle has inspired a generation

Prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfikar was shot dead as he headed to work

Bhutto case prosecutor assassinated by gunmen

Gunmen have killed a Pakistani prosecutor who was leading investigations into the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and a brutal attack on civilians in the Indian city of Mumbai.

Pakistani woman makes history by running for parliament in May vote

A 40-year-old Pakistani housewife has made history by becoming the first woman to run for parliament from the country's deeply conservative tribal region bordering Afghanistan.

Musharraf returns from exile to angry judiciary

Former leader has shoe thrown at him in court as he faces conspiracy charges

Editorial: Mr Musharraf takes a gamble

The former military ruler has decided to return to Pakistan and fight an election

Qazi Hussain Ahmed: Politician who opposed US policy in Afghanistan

The politician and religious leader Qazi Hussain Ahmed, who died in Islamabad on 6 January at the age of 74 following a heart attack, was an advocate of Islamic democracy who transformed the right-wing Jamaat-e-Islami party into a populist outfit. He was a strong critic of the US's counter-terrorism policies, and was widely known for his opposition to the involvement of the US and its allies in Afghanistan.

Officials at the site of the plane, which had flown from Karachi

Almost 130 feared dead in Pakistan air crash

Pilot was preparing to land when the plane crashed in bad weather on farmland near capital

Omar Waraich: It's in everyone's interest that the dialogue can continue

It has fallen to a new generation to carry peace talks forward

The former cricketer turned politician Imran Khan

One killed and 12 hurt in gun attack on Khan rally

One person was killed and a dozen injured as two gunmen opened fire and threw hand grenades at a political rally led by Imran Khan. The cricketer-turned-politician had left the venue before the attack and was not hurt.

Latest killing fuels fears of Pakistan's Christians

Pakistan's president has said the country must not buckle to terrorism in the aftermath of the assassination of the Christian minister for minorities, Shahbaz Bhatti, who spoke out against controversial blasphemy laws.

Wajid Shamsul Hasan: Taseer's assassination is a great loss for Pakistan

The assassination of the Governor of Punjab Salman Taseer is a great loss for the Pakistani nation, the Pakistan People's Party, President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani and the government. He was brave, courageous and daring—a great man who spoke for the rights of the people including minorities. He was totally committed to the high democratic ideals and the egalitarian vision of [Pakistan's founder] Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, and of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto.

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