Former President Pervez Musharraf flees a Pakistani court after a judge ordered his arrest for the sacking of several judges in 2007. His dreams of returning to political office are dealt a fresh blow.
On Thursday, he was forced to flee the Islamabad courthouse after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest, cancelling Musharraf’s bail.
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Elections in Pakistan are an event that are at best when they manage to take place, are shrouded with dark clouds of dubiousness, electrical waves of drama, false hopes, promises, betrayals and denial. Yes it’s a Greek drama on the wrong side of the equator!
So, this is 2013: the Year of ‘The Elections.’
Imran Khan is often termed as the dark horse of Pakistani politics or ‘one-man party of Pakistan’. He was referred to in a US State Department Cable, as cricketer turned politician Imran Khan was the latest guest in Julian’s Assange talk show ‘The World Tomorrow’. In the ninth episode of his show the host under detention interviews the man who according to many will emerge as the main challenger of status quo or political mafia that prevails in Pakistan.
Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said Monday the White House’s suspension of $800 million in U.S. aid to the Pakistani military is not in the interest of either nation and could hamper anti-terror efforts.
“We are weakening the country and the army,” Musharraf said during an address at Rice University’s Baker Institute of Public Policy. “It will have a negative effect certainly on the Pakistan army, on its capability to fight terrorism.” MORE
Recently released Cables from WikiLeaks provide a manna of updates for those looking for newer classified updates.
The cache of cables that have just been released include several very startling facts, but most important of that is titled ‘MUSHARRAF TELLS MCCAIN: DON’T PULL OUT OF IRAQ’ which is dated 2007-04-10, and is marked as SECRET//*NOFORN. * (NOFORN, Not Releasable to Foreign Nationals/Governments/Non-US Citizens (US government classification control) MORE