Former president of Pakistan has been granted bail after spending seven months under house arrest, prison officials have confirmed
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Friday 14 March 2008
Wednesday 12 March 2008
Cricket Australia have postponed their tour of Pakistan on advice from the Australian government. Chief executive James Sutherland confirmed they would not be travelling for the three-Test series, which was scheduled to start on 29 March, due to security concerns.
Monday 10 March 2008
In a devastating blow to President Pervez Musharraf, the winners of last month's election yesterday vowed to join forces and reinstate Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry and other judges sacked during the imposition of the state of emergency last November.
Thursday 21 February 2008
The Pakistani general elections have had a more positive outcome than many inside and outside the country dared to hope. With most of the votes counted in the world's sixth most populous country, the opposition parties have registered a sweeping victory. President Musharraf's coalition of supportive parties performed atrociously, despite a campaign of intimidating rival supporters and attempted vote-rigging.
Tuesday 19 February 2008
Pakistan's president Pervez Musharraf is facing perhaps his toughest political challenge after his parliamentary allies admitted defeat in an election poised to change the country's balance of power. The result has already raised questions about Mr Musharraf's political future.
Sunday 17 February 2008
Tuesday 12 February 2008
Benazir Bhutto's husband and political successor has said the assassinated prime minister's party is prepared to share power with President Pervez Musharraf after next week's elections, but warned his supporters could take to the streets in protest if the ballot is rigged.
Saturday 09 February 2008
The controversy surrounding the assassination of Benazir Bhutto has been reopened after British detectives concluded the Pakistani opposition leader was killed after severely striking her head – rather than from a gunshot wound. The detectives also said it seemed that a suicide bomber who fired shots at Ms Bhutto before detonating the blast carried out the attack alone.
Saturday 09 February 2008
An image by the British photographer Tim Hetherington of a fatigued US soldier in Afghanistan has won top prize in the international World Press Photo awards.
Friday 08 February 2008
Benazir Bhutto died of a "severe head injury" and not a gunshot wound in an attack by a lone terrorist, Scotland Yard said today.
Tuesday 29 January 2008
Pakistan’s government is seeking to alleviate the country’s growing food crisis by introducing a ration-card system that will allow people to buy flour at subsidised prices.
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