Tag Archives: General Pervez Musharraf

Pakistan: Making Accountability Effective

It is almost impossible to prove a crime in court without conducting a thorough investigation while Pakistan's methods of investigation remain outdated, invariably political influence waylays criminal investigations.

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Debt Will Choke Pakistan

The Pakistani predicament…stuffed lions and pompous, chest-beating heroes aplenty but no real leadership. The one hope is that the pressure coming from the Panama Leaks keeps being applied so that by the time of the next elections something cracks and new forces come to the fore. Otherwise its present course, spending way beyond its means, will lead the country to disaster.

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Pakistan: Tagging the Corrupt

The moral authority of Pakistan Army suffers in public perception in the face of the avarice, greed and ambitions of a few. The corrupt, whoever they are, need to be tagged, says one defense analyst.

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Pakistan: No Shades of Grey

Adhering to rules, editors who enforce strict standards about facts and sources are on the decline in the Pakistani media. There is a dire need for a responsible media to restore objectivity.  The demise of objectivity has made things black or white, there are no shades of grey.

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Eliminating Terror Financing from Banks

Some suave banking crooks in Pakistan facilitate terror financing, an integral part of organized crime.  The military’s frustration at the government’s rhetoric not matching deeds is evident from their last Corps Commanders Conference. Pakistan must target these white-collar criminals funding the vital nexus between organized crime and terrorism.

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What the Media Says About Saudi Intervention in Yemen

The intervention by Saudi Arabia-lead alliance in Yemen is raising fears of a larger conflict involving countries beyond Middle East.

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Pakistan’s Dangerous Political Games

Far better than (Pakistan’s former president) Asif Ali Zardari except in the one that counts in Pakistan, pragmatic common-sense politics, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is genuinely popular among the electorate. Zardari is (and was) not, nevertheless he deftly cobbled together a coalition government and kept most of them happy most of the time.  Being subjected to blackmail by his political …

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General Musharraf Indicted: What Next?

Pakistan was in the grip of rumors on March 31st that the country’s former military ruler might leave the country any time. According to one report a small business jet from a Gulf Arab country had arrived in Islamabad and waited for an unidentified passenger at the Noor Khan  Air Force Base in Rawalpindi.   The news came hours after …

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General Musharraf’s Arrest Warrants Issued

A Pakistani Court, hearing high treason case against former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf on Friday, March 14, issued his non-bailable warrant for March 31st after he failed to appear before it. Musharraf could face possible indictment for violating the country’s constitution on November 3rd 2007 by proclaiming emergency. If convicted, Musharraf could face death sentence or life imprisonment under the country’s constitution.   …

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Musharraf May Be Indicted for Treason on March 11

A Pakistani court trying the country’s former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf re-summoned him on March 11 for his likely indictment in a high treason case, after rejecting his plea to transfer his trial to a military court. Musharraf ruled Pakistan from 1999 till 2008.   Musharraf escaped indictment on February 18 after the special court accepted his attorneys plea to first …

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