Former Rawalpindi CPO Saud Aziz and former Rawal Town SP Khurram Shahzad were sentenced to 17 years in prison
He also defended the country's previous military rulers, saying they have always brought the nation "back on track", while civilian governments derailed it.
The court verdict disqualifying Sharif plunges Pakistan into a political crisis at a time when country is facing brittle economy and surge in militancy.
The upsurge in terrorist violence had gone as far as Punjab, even reaching the summits of military leadership in Pakistan. The concluding part of an exclusive two-part extract…
While Pakistan "continues to be a safe haven for terrorists", further strengthening of the destabilizing military-mullah combine can only compound the vulnerabilities of the Sharif government.
It's Nawaz Sharif's decision to continue the judicial proceedings against Musharraf that remain at the heart of the current crisis, the ultimate beneficiary of which would be the military establishment
Osama’s killing is now a bone stuck in the throat of Pakistan’s establishment that can neither be swallowed nor spat out.
The UN report has not only blamed the previous government of Gen. Musharraf for failing to provide effective security to her but has also condemned the Pakistani intelligence agencies for preventing an effective investigation
Since he has friends in high places, it is unlikely that Musharraf will be tried in a court of law for his crimes against the constitution. But the people of Pakistan have a right to know what really happened during his tenure.
There is great euphoria among Pakistani liberals over the presumed "return to democracy". They are yet to discover Late Neo-colonialism. The manoeuvres against Musharraf bear uncanny resemblances to organised "people's power" the CIA unleashed during
The Pakistan army's on the defensive vis-a-vis the political class after the humiliating exit of Musharraf. Who would be in charge of the nuclear arsenal, with Al Qaeda on the prowl? Are Nawaz and Zardari up to the task ahead? What role will the US
'After viewing the situation and consulting legal advisers and political allies, with their advice I have decided to resign...I don't want anything from anybody. I have no interest. I leave my future in the hands of the nation and people.... God prot
Remember October 12,1999 when the people of Pakistan sang and danced in the streets? That's when Musharraf took over as the Chief Executive. Today, the people of Pakistan are singing and dancing at his exit...
The present political and public atmosphere in Pakistan reminds one of the atmosphere that prevailed in Washington DC in August, 1974, before the then President Richard Nixon was persuaded with great difficulty by his friends and advisers to resign a
I, Chief of Army Staff, proclaim emergency throughout Pakistan. I hereby order and proclaim that the constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan shall remain in abeyance. This shall come into force at once.
Hail to the greatest "ally" of the US and the UK in the war against terrorism. No wonder Al Qaeda and the Taliban are making hay while Musharraf shines.
Pakistani Police officials admit that the blast in Rawalpindi on October 4 and the discovery of the rockets in Islamabad the next day are connected. Is there complicity by military/police elements?
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.