Former military dictator Pervez Musharraf was today summoned by a Pakistani court on May 22 in connection with a case related to the killing of Lal Masjid cleric Abdul Rasheed Ghazi in a 2007 military raid.
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said that the fate of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf will be decided by the court and that both state and the constitution are party to the case.
Pakistan`s main investigation agency has said it is in the last stages of probing a treason case against Pervez Musharraf, signalling that the former dictator`s woes have not ended despite getting bail in four major cases.
Inching closer to his freedom, former military ruler Pervez Musharraf today submitted two surety bonds of Rs one lakh each, two days after a court granted him bail in the murder case of a Lal Masjid cleric.
The hearing of the bail plea filed by Pakistan`s former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf in a case relating to the killing of a Lal Masjid cleric was adjourned to November 04 by a court.
The custody of Pakistan former president Pervez Musharraf has been extended till October 29 by a court on Friday, said an investigation officer.
Pakistan`s Federal Investigation Agency on Saturday said it would complete a probe into the 2007 emergency imposed by former President Pervez Musharraf in six weeks.
A Pakistani court remanded beleaguered former president Pervez Musharraf to judicial custody for 14 days, while another court rejected a request to bar him from travelling out of the country.
Accused of killing cleric Abdul Rashid and his mother during the Lal Masjid operation, Pakistan’s former President Pervez Musharraf has been re-arrested on Thursday after he was granted bail in three other cases by the country`s apex court, as reported.
Pervez Musharraf`s legal woes were compounded on Monday as Pakistani police registered a murder case against the former military ruler for the death of radical cleric Abdul Rasheed Ghazi and his mother during the 2007 military siege of the Lal Masjid.
The Islamabad High Court has ordered a case should be registered against former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf for his alleged role in the Lal Masjid operation.
Lal Masjid commission report held former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf, former PM Shaukat Aziz and political allies, responsible for 2007 operation on mosque in which 103 people were killed.
An angry lawyer lobbed shoe at former Pakistani military dictator Pervez Musharraf at a court in a bid to satisfy his mother who hated the ex-president for the 2007 Lal Masjid operation.
The former cleric of the radical Lal Masjid petitioned Pakistan`s Supreme Court today to include ex-President Pervez Musharraf in a list of people barred from travelling out of the country.
A citizen who moved a petition in the SC against the Lal Masjid operation has requested the commission to take legal action against Pervez Musharraf.
Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf has decided to defend himself before the commission constituted by the Supreme Court of Pakistan to probe the 2007 Lal Masjid operation.
The acquittal of Lal Masjid cleric Abdul Aziz in all but one of the 27 cases registered against him has triggered speculation about a deal between him and Pakistani authorities, according to a media report on Monday.
The chief cleric of the radical
Lal Masjid here has asked Pakistan`s Supreme Court to invoke its suo moto powers and order Parliament to enforce Shariah or Islamic law across the country.
Pervez Musharraf ordered the Lal Masjid operation against fundamentalist Islamic militants in July 2007.
The chief cleric of Lal Masjid has
pledged to rebuild a women`s seminary that was demolished.
The radical Lal Masjid`s chief
cleric Abdul Aziz has been acquitted by a Pakistani court in four of the 12 cases registered against him for various crimes, including challenging the government writ by keeping
Former Pak president vowed to act in same way if got another chance to rule.
The most obvious increase came in the second half of 2007 after the take over of the Lal Masjid by the Pakistani Army.
A Pakistani court has acquitted former chief cleric of Lal Masjid, which was stormed by the military in July 2007 to flush out militants holed up inside, in a terrorism case and removed charges against him in four other cases.
Pakistani intelligence agencies may have played a role in derailing the Lal Masjid deal by jamming the mobile phone of slain radical cleric Maulana Abdul Rashid Ghazi when he virtually agreed to the demands of negotiators, a key negotiator said on Thursday. Full Coverage
At least 38 Pakistani soldiers have been killed in border areas of Pakistan in the last 48 hours in response to a call for anti-government holy war. The Islamists in the border areas of North West Frontier Province have called out to avenge the operation of Lal Masjid in which several including radical cleric Abdul Rashid Ghazi were killed.
Terming the Pakistani
government`s claims of involvement of Islamic fighters from
neighbouring countries in the Lal Masjid stand-off a "joke,"
the leader of opposition Jamat-e-Islami Sunday alleged that
locals were "dubbed" as foreigners.
Ayman al-Zawahari, Al-Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden`s deputy, secretly directed the Islamic militants whose armed revolt at Lal Masjid in Islamabad ended last week with a bloodbath after the Pakistan army stormed it, a media report said on Sunday.
Muslim protesters Friday vented their fury at Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, burning his effigy and an "Uncle Sam" puppet and vowing to avenge this week`s deadly Red Mosque raid.
Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has got support from an unexpected quarter, with opposition leader Benazir Bhutto backing the operation against militants in the Lal Masjid as a step that was necessary to contain extremist elements.
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