News Pervez Musharraf

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

LETTER : Imran Khan's political appeal

From Mr Samina Parvez

Bhutto cornered by a city at war




Letter: Bhutto's brother

From Mr Kamran Shafi

Leading Article: Women's talk in China

It is difficult to think of an easier target for sneering than the UN conference on women, which finally got under way in Peking yesterday.

What's on and who's there

t The fourth UN World Conference on Women, which began yesterday, will discuss problems facing women in the developing and industrialised worlds

US pressure on Bhutto 'saved Kashmir hostages'


Bhutto orders relief for flood victims

Islamabad - Floods caused by heavy monsoon rains have inundated vast areas in three Pakistani provinces, killing hundreds of people and destroying crops and houses. Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto ordered immediate relief for the victims in districts of the provinces of Sindh, Baluchistan and Punjab.

Letter: Benazir Bhutto: despot or peace-keeper?

Sir: Jonathan Ford in his article "Fighting Benazir - by fax from Mill Hill" (Section Two, 13 July) says that there are more than 100 criminal charges against Altaf Hussain, leader of the Mohajir Quami Movement (MQM). These are politically motivated allegations and most of them were registered after his departure from Pakistan. In Pakistan it has become a part of the political culture for those in power to register unsubstantiated criminal charges against their opponents.

Gunman's snapshot of Britons facing death

Kashmiri rebels have released photographs of their five Western hostages, which accompanied a warning that they will start killing the tourists unless the Indian authorities agree to release 21 jailed rebel commanders.

Fighting Benazir by fax from Mill Hill

He's wanted in Pakistan to face more than 100 criminal charges. Jonathan Ford found Altaf Hussain, uncrowned king of Karachi, alive and well and living in quiet north London suburbia

Battle rages in Karachi slum

Security forces in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, were yesterday battling to break a neighbourhood siege in which armed sectarian gangs have kept thousands of residents pinned down for 10 days without food, electricity and running water.

Peace-makers fail to halt Karachi's self-destruction

At the heart of a teeming slum, people were once encouraged to work together but now rival ethnic groups do battle, writes Tim McGirk in Orangi

Bhutto gags press as killers run amok toll spirals

After the Pakistani police have collected the corpses from a day's violence in Karachi - the tortured body tied up in a sack and left in a rickshaw, the mechanic who was killed when a badly aimed grenade fell inside his garage, and a dozen other victims scattered around this city - the paperwork comes easy. Every police report filed these days on a murder in Karachi routinely blames a man who is a thousand miles away in London: Altaf Hussain.

Blasphemy still a deadly business

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