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  • Pakistan's Musharraf charged with murder of Benazir Bhutto

    08/20/2013 4:11:20 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies
    A court in Pakistan charged former military dictator Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday with the 2007 murder of Benazir Bhutto in an unprecedented move likely to anger the all-powerful army.
  • Pakistan Taliban Threatens To Kill Pervez Musharraf On Return

    03/24/2013 1:21:25 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Sunday, March 24, 2013 | PTI
    Islamabad - The Pakistani Taliban have threatened to use suicide bombers to target former military ruler Pervez Musharraf when he returns home from self-exile to lead his party in the upcoming general election. In a video released to reporters in northwest Pakistan on Saturday, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan spokesman Ihsanullah Ihsan said Musharraf will be the "main target" of the militants on his return. Ihsan asked Musharraf to surrender to the Taliban. Adnan Rashid, a militant who was involved in an earlier attempt to assassinate 69-year-old Musharraf, said the Taliban had formed a special squad of suicide bombers to target the former...
  • Pakistan's president facing military anger over his U.S. ties

    11/26/2009 10:23:40 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 400+ views
    McClatchy News ^ | 11/26/2009 | Saeed Shah
    Suspicions by Pakistan's powerful army that the country's civilian leadership is growing too close to the United States are fueling a political crisis that analysts here believe threatens the survival of the government and could divert attention from the battle against Islamic extremists. Military officials believe that secretly taped conversations between Pakistani President Asif Zardari and his ambassador in Washington, prove that it was at Zardari's insistence that a $1.5 billion U.S. aid package passed by Congress in September contained several provisions that angered the Pakistani military. The military publicly protested the aid package last month. "The reaction (from the...
  • Pakistan ties with Israel? Why not, asks Musharraf

    01/07/2012 10:58:34 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Jan 7, 2012 5:46am EST | Qasim Nauman
    Pakistan should consider establishing ties with Israel, said exiled former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, remarks likely to anger many in the Muslim-majority country where he hopes to make a political comeback. Musharraf, who resigned in 2008 in disgrace, has said he plans to return to Pakistan this month, despite possible arrest, in order to participate in a parliamentary election due by 2013. … Speaking in favor of relations with Israel could make Musharraf more unpopular, especially among militants who made several attempts on his life with bombings because of his support for the U.S. "war on terror" following the 9/11...
  • Pakistan military hid Osama in Abbottabad: Ex-army chief

    12/24/2011 6:11:40 AM PST · by Flavius · 32 replies · 1+ views
    msnbc ^ | 12/24/11 | msnbc
    Washington: Pakistani military had harboured Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden with the knowledge of former president General Pervez Musharraf, former army chief General Ziauddin Butt has said.
  • Musharraf: Why Haqqani terrorist group can help Pakistan

    10/20/2011 5:09:28 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | September 28, 2011 | Duncan Gardham
    Mr Musharaff told The Daily Telegraph that it was important for his country to spell out to the world why the Haqqani network was being allowed to operate on its soil... "Certainly if Afghanistan is being used by India to create an anti-Pakistan Afghanistan, we would like to prevent that." He said the Haqqani group was the source of a "terrible" lack of trust and confidence and added: "The United States must understand Pakistan has its own national interest. The United States must accept the compulsions of Pakistan and give assurances." ... Mr Musharraf said Pakistan must "talk straight" about...
  • Time to act on Haqqani menace: Musharraf

    09/27/2011 3:22:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    The News International ^ | Updated 4 days ago | unattributed
    Former army chief General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf has said that Pak-US relations have reached a critical stage and it's time Pakistan took a decisive action in this regard. Speaking exclusively to Geo News on Aaj Kamran Khan Kay Saath, Musharraf said that the time has come for the army and ISI to come down the fence and decide to take or not to take action against Haqqani network. Otherwise, things may take a turn for worse, he said, adding indecisiveness is not going to help the situation at all. Musharraf went on to say that Pakistan should boldly take US...
  • Obama, Code Pink and Egypt: 'There Are No Coincidences in Politics' (as seen on Glenn Beck)

    02/03/2011 3:42:54 PM PST · by kristinn · 75 replies
    Big Peace ^ | Thursday, February 3, 2011 | Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King
    As the cliche goes, there are no coincidences in politics. Obama fundraiser group Code Pink just happened to have arrived in Cairo last week for the group’s ninth visit there in two years as part of its campaign to undermine the Mubarak government and help Hamas, the terrorist group that controls Gaza. Code Pink and the media are trying to portray the leftist group's 'sudden' appearance in Cairo Wednesday as an act of courageous support for a democratic revolution. Nothing could be further from the truth.Code Pink protests the Mubarak government in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt. February 2, 2011. Code...
  • Sharia Law’s Threat to Free Speech

    10/11/2010 5:06:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Human Events ^ | October 11, 2010 | Connie Hair
    An organized effort is underway worldwide orchestrated by a powerful Islamic political body to criminalize speech that "offends" Muslims. As much as that may sound like some fantastic conspiracy theory, these Muslim leaders broadcast their group's every move on their website—yet America's ruling elites refuse to listen. The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) is the second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations representing 57 member states which seek to criminalize speech that violates the archaic tenets of Sharia law. The OIC is comprised of the kings and heads of state of all Islamic countries numbering its membership at...
  • Comeback Man Musharraf Calls Nawaz Sharif 'Brainless'

    10/03/2010 12:44:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Times of India ^ | 10/3/2010
    Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who in 1999 overthrew the government of Nawaz Sharif, believes the two-time premier lacks intellect and is "totally brainless". Musharraf, who launched his All Pakistan Muslim League in the UK and announced his return to active politics said Sharif lost power twice as he lacked intellect. " Nawaz Sharif lost power twice because he lacked intellect," Musharraf, who also apologised to the people for the mistakes of his regime, told hundreds of supporters in Birmingham last evening. "I worked with him for an entire year and noticed that Nawaz Sharif is totally brainless," Musharraf...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan's top court voids corruption amnesty that protected president, allies

    12/16/2009 9:27:15 AM PST · by Smogger · 9 replies · 1,090+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 12/16/2009 | MSNBC
    Just the headline.
  • ISI ‘truth’ out

    11/11/2009 9:27:22 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies · 463+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/09/2009 | The Telegraph
    The ISI has influence over every terrorist group and uses this to its “advantage”, Pervez Musharraf has said in a rare admission that corroborates India’s suspicions of Pakistani hand in attacks. The former President debunked Pakistan’s oft-repeated position that its ISI had no role in terror activities across the border and claimed that the intelligence agency was effective because of such influence — which he chose to describe by using the word “ingress”. “Always, in every group, there is an ingress of the ISI. And that is the efficiency, the effectiveness of the ISI. You must have ingress, so that...
  • During Kargil, Pervez sent me to N Korea, got 200 missiles: A Q Khan

    09/10/2009 4:03:28 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 801+ views
    Indian Express ^ | 09/10/09 | Lalit K Jha
    During Kargil, Pervez sent me to N Korea, got 200 missiles: A Q Khan Lalit K Jha Posted: Thursday , Sep 10, 2009 at 0509 hrs Disgraced Pakistani nuclear scientist A Q Khan has said his country was short of anti-aircraft missiles during the 1999 Kargil War, so General Pervez Musharraf sent him to North Korea to purchase 200 missiles. In an interview to Pakistani Urdu TV channel Aaj News — its translation has been obtained by Secrecy News of the Federation of American Scientists — Khan said: “In 1999, Gen Musharraf sent me along with Gen Iftikhar, who was...
  • Musharraf Is Expected to Resign in Next Few Days

    08/14/2008 10:27:15 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies · 127+ views
    nytimes.com ^ | August 14, 2008 | JANE PERLEZ
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Faced with desertions by his political supporters and the neutrality of the Pakistani military, President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan, an important ally of the United States, is expected to resign in the next few days rather than face impeachment charges, Pakistani politicians and Western diplomats said Thursday. His departure from office would be likely to unleash new instability in the country as the two main parties in the civilian government jockeyed for the division of power. The details of how Mr. Musharraf would exit, and whether he would be able to stay in Pakistan — apparently his...
  • Musharraf to Leave Office

    08/14/2008 10:10:44 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies · 82+ views
    Musharraf to Leave Office By ZAHID HUSSAIN and PETER WONACOTT August 14, 2008 1:02 p.m. ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf is expected to leave office in the next few days before Pakistan's Parliament takes up impeachment proceedings against him after the president's aides and officials of Pakistan's leading political party reached a breakthrough in secret talks designed to ease Mr. Musharraf's departure from office, according to a person familiar with the situation.
  • Clinton errs on Pakistan

    01/01/2008 6:15:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 448+ views
    The Politico ^ | January 1, 2008 | Ben Smith
    Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton was praised in the wake of the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto for demonstrating her command of the players and the issues at stake in Pakistan, even as another candidate, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, was criticized for stumbling over details. But in two confident television appearances, on CNN and ABC, Clinton made an elementary error about Pakistani politics: She described President Pervez Musharraf as a "candidate" who would be "on the ballot." In fact, Musharraf was reelected to the presidency in October. The upcoming elections are for parliament, and while Musharraf's party...
  • Pakistan military can deliver security, but not a long-term solution

    12/28/2007 7:22:58 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies · 253+ views
    The Times,U.K ^ | December 28, 2007 | Bronwen Maddox
    Times Online December 28, 2007 Pakistan military can deliver security, but not a long-term solution Bronwen Maddox, Chief Foreign Commentator of The Times The burning barricades set up across Karachi today by Benazir Bhutto's supporters do not have to presage civil war. Pakistan has gone through a year of crisis, as eight years of military rule has unravelled, yet enough of the country's institutions work well to have provided a powerful steadying influence through the growing turmoil. The military itself, the strongest organisation in the country, is the biggest insurance against widespread sectarian violence. The civil service, the judiciary (even...
  • Schizo NYT Has One Constant on Mid-East Democracy: Bush Always Wrong

    11/07/2007 4:48:38 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 4 replies · 74+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    OK, class, someone tell us: what's been the attitude of the New York Times and the elite media at large toward democracy-building in Iraq? What's that, Johnny? That it was naive for George Bush to imagine that democracy was attainable in a Muslim country riven by religious and ethnic factions? Correct. OK, then, who'd like to predict the Times's reaction to Pres. Bush's measured response to the curtailing of democracy in Pakistan by Pervez Musharraf, perhaps our most important ally in the region in the war against terrorism? What's that, Janie? Pakistan being another Muslim country riven by religious and...
  • Naming the enemy: Islamist terrorists are learning from Iraq. So must we.

    10/27/2007 11:44:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 386+ views
    The Australian ^ | October 27, 2007
    THE death of Special Air Service soldier Sergeant Matthew Locke on Thursday in Afghanistan is a terrible reminder that there is rarely such a thing as a war without casualties. Sergeant Locke died fighting a barbaric enemy that seeks not just to take Afghanistan back to the dark ages but to use it as a base from which to destroy us. Worryingly, the death of two Australian soldiers in three weeks is not just a tragic coincidence. Things are not going well in the poorly named war on terror. As Frank Furedi writes in Inquirer today, we have been unable...
  • Al Gore's Insolent Assault on Reason (GW/VRWC Alert!)

    05/23/2007 3:48:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 1,539+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 23, 2007 | Robert Tracinski
    Early coverage of Al Gore's new book, The Assault on Reason, has focused on the fact that the book is largely an assault on the Bush administration. But they have glossed over the most significant and alarming theme that Al Gore has taken up: his alleged defense of "reason" includes a justification for government controls over political speech. Judging from the excerpts of Gore's book published in TIME, his not-so-subtle theme is that reason is being "assaulted" by a free and unfettered debate in the media--and particularly by the fact that Gore has to contend with opposition from the right-leaning...
  • I took a ruthless decision for the sake of my people

    09/25/2006 4:28:28 AM PDT · by Valin · 120 replies · 2,138+ views
    The Time ^ | 9/25/06 | Pervez Musharraf
    In his first extract from his memoir In the Line of Fire the President of Pakistan writes of the anger that he felt at threats made by America after the 9/11 attacks SEPTEMBER 11, 2001, was an uneventful day in Pakistan, at least while the sun was high. That evening I was in Karachi, inspecting work at the beautiful gardens of the mausoleum of our founder Quaide-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. I was happy to be in the city I love. Little did I know that we were about to be thrust into the front line of yet another war, a...
  • Lodi cleric accused of ties to terrorism

    06/24/2005 5:37:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 405+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/23/05 | David Kravets - AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Pakistani cleric facing deportation was accused Friday during an immigration hearing of trying to incite followers to defend Osama bin Laden and kill Americans. Shabbir Ahmed, 39, seeking bail on a charge of overstaying his visa to head a Lodi mosque in the Central Valley, denied that he had made any speech against the United States. During the same hearing, a government attorney said another Lodi imam being held on immigration charges once had close ties to the Taliban. Justice Department attorney Paul Nishiie argued against releasing Ahmed on bail, saying he was linked to...
  • A day in the life of President Bush (3/4/06): Photos from Pakistan

    03/04/2006 5:43:44 PM PST · by Wolfstar · 273 replies · 4,031+ views
    PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAYL President and Mrs. Bush and the presidential party have safely left Pakistan for home after a remarkable 5-day trip to nuclear rivals, India and Pakistan. Using diplomatic finesse his detractors claim is beyond him, the President balanced vists to both countries while achieving a significant civilian nuclear technology treaty with India. As I post this thread, there are no photos of the presidential party arriving home in Washington.
  • Daniel Pearl and the body of evidence

    01/07/2006 10:16:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 1,088+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | January 7, 2006 | B Raman
    Every year, as we enter a New Year, my mind goes back to Daniel Pearl, the Mumbai-based American correspondent of Wall Street Journal, who met with a brutal end to his young life during a visit to Karachi in January 2002 to enquire, inter alia, into the suspected Pakistani links of international jihadi terrorists. In his keenness to find out the truth, Pearl fell into a treacherous trap laid by a mixed group of Pakistani terrorists belonging to different organisations and orchestrated by Omar Sheikh, a British resident of Pakistani origin, who had participated in the so-called jihad against the...
  • Why is Musharraf warming up to Israel?

    09/01/2005 7:02:55 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies · 421+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9-1-05 | HERB KEINON
    Vice Prime Minister Shimon Peres granted an interview in January with Jang, a leading Pakistani paper, in which he said Israel and Pakistan should have "direct, personal contact, publicly, without being ashamed about it." The response to his words was quick in coming: some 25-armed men ransacked the newspaper's offices in Karachi, apparently to protest the interview. They beat security guards, damaged furniture and chanted "Allahu Akbar" [God is Greatest]. So much for Peres's conciliatory overtures. In light of that response, and the harsh criticism Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf came under at home in June 2004 when he dared...
  • IT'S 'LET'S ROLL,' NOT 'LET'S ROLL OVER'- Ann Coulter

    08/10/2005 4:26:30 PM PDT · by alloysteel · 54 replies · 2,402+ views
    Universal Press Syndicate ^ | August 10, 2005 | Ann Coulter
    Since the London bombings, there has been a palpable feeling in the air here in the U.S. that another terrorist attack is imminent. Maybe not as bad as 9/11, perhaps a train or subway bombing. Or maybe it will be something worse. There were fevered rumors circulating over the last few weeks about massive attacks on New York and Washington scheduled for Aug. 6 and 9, to mark the anniversaries of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But now Aug. 6 and 9 have come and gone. More significantly, 47 months have come and gone since 9/11 without a major terrorist attack on...
  • Musharraf's double game unravels

    08/09/2005 6:51:59 PM PDT · by Aaron_A · 5 replies · 675+ views
    INternational Herald Tribune ^ | Aug10, 2005 | Ahmed Rashid
    Since the July 7 bombings in London, Pakistan's military ruler, President Pervez Musharraf, has again come under severe international pressure to clamp down on local extremist groups linked to Al Qaeda, bring extremist religious schools under control and stop the Taliban from using Pakistan as a base for attacks in Afghanistan. As a result, serious cracks are developing in the 35-year alliance between Pakistan's army, its intelligence services and Islamic fundamentalist parties. Musharraf has parried international criticism of Pakistan by accusing Prime Minister Tony Blair of allowing Islamic extremism to flourish in Britain, but since July 7 he has arrested...
  • The Threat We Won't Discuss

    06/15/2005 4:47:06 PM PDT · by XHogPilot · 11 replies · 776+ views
    The Australian ^ | Jun 15, 2005 | PAUL KELLY
    NOTHING better reveals the unreality of Australia's political class than the frequent remarks that global warming, as distinct from nuclear terrorism, is the world's main problem. This is the chatter, loaded with spin, beloved by certain Labor premiers. It displays both an intellectual failure and the fatalism abroad in Australia about the most urgent and intractable issue facing the world. Yet it has become almost politically incorrect to discuss it. The visit to Australia this week of Pakistan's leader, Pervez Musharraf, our friend and ally, is precisely the time to discuss it. Musharraf, after the September 11 attack, took the...
  • Pakistan smashes new Al-Qaeda plot to kill Musharraf

    05/06/2005 9:29:17 AM PDT · by TexKat · 12 replies · 659+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 5/6/05 | AFP
    ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Pakistani intelligence agents have foiled a new plot by Al-Qaeda militants to assassinate President Pervez Musharraf, security officials told AFP. Seven conspirators were arrested in a number of raids in central Punjab province in late April, one week before the capture of alleged Al-Qaeda number three Abu Faraj al-Libbi in a northwestern region, the officials said. "This is a spectacular achievement by Pakistan's security agency," said a top security official. "First we smashed the gang plotting a new attack on Musharraf and then a week later we netted two Arabs including al-Libbi." The group included Mushtaq Ahmed,...
  • Arming Dictators, Rewarding Proliferators

    04/07/2005 2:55:44 AM PDT · by Gengis Khan · 7 replies · 353+ views
    Arms Control Today ^ | April 2005 | Daryl G. Kimball
    Arms Control Today April 2005 Printer Friendly Arming Dictators, Rewarding Proliferators Daryl G. Kimball Last year, Pakistani leader Gen. Pervez Musharraf pardoned his former nuclear weapons program chief Abdul Qadeer Khan for masterminding a global black market trade that delivered advanced nuclear weapons technology to Libya, Iran, and North Korea. For more than a decade, the Khan network secretly transferred some of the most sensitive technology, including uranium-enrichment devices and, in the case of Libya, even design and engineering plans for nuclear bombs. U.S. officials claim there is no evidence of official Pakistani government involvement, but they also acknowledge they...
  • A High-Risk Nuclear Stakeout(Pakistani nuke transfers to Libya)

    02/27/2005 8:22:55 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies · 802+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 27/2/05 | Douglas Frantz
    A High-Risk Nuclear Stakeout The U.S. took too long to act, some experts say, letting a Pakistani scientist sell illicit technology well after it knew of his operation. By Douglas Frantz, Times Staff Writer WASHINGTON — Nuclear warhead plans that Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan sold to Libya were more complete and detailed than previously disclosed, raising new concerns about the cost of Washington's watch-and-wait policy before Khan and his global black market were shut down last year. Two Western nuclear weapons specialists who have examined the top-secret designs say the hundreds of pages of engineering drawings and handwritten notes...
  • As Nuclear Secrets Emerge in Khan Inquiry, More Are Suspected

    12/26/2004 5:27:25 AM PST · by Arjun · 17 replies · 1,471+ views
    When experts from the US and the IAEA came upon blueprints for a 10-kiloton atomic bomb in the files of the Libyan weapons program earlier this year, they found themselves caught between gravity and pettiness. The discovery gave the experts a new appreciation of the audacity of the rogue nuclear network led by A. Q. Khan, a chief architect of Pakistan's bomb. Intelligence officials had watched Dr. Khan for years and suspected that he was trafficking in machinery for enriching uranium to make fuel for warheads. But the detailed design represented a new level of danger, particularly since the Libyans...
  • Waiting on the Prez

    08/24/2004 2:13:32 PM PDT · by Murtyo · 19 replies · 1,114+ views
    Salon.com REALLY ^ | December 05, 2001 | Cullen Thomas
    After dinner, after the dignitaries had left, a guy in a blue suit came back to the kitchen -- a Texan named George. December 05, 2001 | We were in the spacious dining room at the top of the Waldorf Towers, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N.'s residence, looking down at the place settings on the table. Good-looking china made especially for the State Department: richly blue-ringed plates and glassware eblazoned with an eagle. I stood off to the side in my tuxedo, a mercenary waiter. One of the U.S. Mission's protocol people had called me the night before. "Please,...
  • US negates reports on Osama's capture

    02/21/2004 9:44:07 AM PST · by demlosers · 45 replies · 620+ views
    Sify ^ | Saturday, 21 February , 2004
    Washington: The US has scotched reports coming out of Pakistan that its forces have captured Osama bin Laden. "That would be news to everybody in this room. No, I haven't heard anything - haven't heard anything like that," spokesman Scott McClellan told reporters at the White House here yesterday. Asked to clarify what prompted President Pervez Musharraf to say a couple of weeks ago that Pakistani forces would have bin Laden by the year-end, the spokesman said, "I speak for the President. Obviously, I don't speak for President Musharraf." As for whether the capture of bin Laden would signal the...
  • Pakistan Leader Jeered in Parliament Speech Criticizing Extremism

    01/17/2004 5:49:27 PM PST · by Valin · 9 replies · 163+ views
    NY Times ^ | 1/18/04 | DAVID ROHDE
    SLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jan. 17 — Hard-line Islamist lawmakers walked out and secular deputies jeered and heckled Saturday as Pakistan's president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, delivered his first speech to the nation's Parliament since seizing power in a bloodless coup in 1999. General Musharraf, who narrowly survived two assassination attempts by suspected militants last month, showed no sign of backing off from a renewed promise to crack down on religious extremism or from a historic agreement reached earlier this month to hold peace talks with India. "We will have to launch a massive operation against those foreign elements in our border areas...
  • FReeper Predictions for 2004

    12/30/2003 10:23:54 PM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 171 replies · 6,672+ views
    Free Republic ^ | Wednesday, December 31, 2003 | Free Republic
    Happy New Year's Eve to all at Free Republic!!! Make your predictions for 2004. Good Luck!!!
  • Analysis: Musharraf's Kashmir risk

    12/18/2003 8:11:09 AM PST · by Valin · 120+ views
    BBC ^ | 12/18/03 | Zaffar Abbas
    Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf's concession on Kashmir is likely to bring a fresh impetus to attempts to improve relations with India. President Musharraf has offered to set aside Pakistani demands for a referendum in the disputed territory in return for a serious dialogue with India. Holding such a plebiscite, which has been called for in UN resolutions, has been Islamabad's major demand for the past 50 years. However, the Pakistani leader believes the time has come for the two sides to show flexibility in their positions and take bold steps for peace in the region. India has yet to respond...
  • Pakistani president urges more understanding

    10/10/2003 8:08:26 AM PDT · by Valin · 11 replies · 159+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | 10/25/03
    OTTAWA - The West and the Muslim world have to shed misconceptions about each other which contribute to misunderstanding and fear, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf said today. He said Muslims perceive the West as targeting Islam in the fight against terror. In turn, the West tends to see Islam as a religion of extremism and fundamentalism. "Both are wrong," he said in a speech to the Canadian Institute for Strategic Studies. Musharraf was on a two-day visit to Ottawa, part of a swing which took him to New York for a speech to the United Nations and to Washington for...
  • A land of hope and fear

    11/20/2002 11:28:30 AM PST · by gordgekko · 155+ views
    Enter Stage Right ^ | November 18, 2002 | Steven Martinovich
    Pakistan: In the Shadow of Jihad and Afghanistan By Mary Anne Weaver Farrar Straus & Giroux HC, 320 pgs. US$24/C$38.95 ISBN: 0-3742-2894-9 A land of hope and fearBy Steven Martinovichweb posted November 18, 2002It is perhaps impossible to underestimate the importance of Pakistan, a nuclear armed state in what seems a perpetual war dance with India and which also serves as the primary gateway to Afghanistan. It is at once one of America's closest allies in the war against terrorism and yet also home to many of the same groups U.S. President George W. Bush has pledged to destroy. To...
  • Report: Pakistani leader says bin Laden did not plan attacks

    08/05/2002 5:14:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies · 203+ views
    <p>Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf, a strategic ally in America's war against terrorism, said in an interview he does not believe that Osama bin Laden planned the Sept. 11 attacks against he United States.</p> <p>"I didn't think it is possible that Osama sitting up there in the mountains could do it," Musharraf told The New Yorker magazine in the issue appearing on newsstands Monday.</p>
  • Kashmir build-up worries Musharraf

    06/22/2002 4:58:09 AM PDT · by GeneD · 2 replies · 114+ views
    BBC News Online ^ | 6/22/02 | Susannah Price
    Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf has warned that crisis with India will remain potentially explosive while both sides have large numbers of forces massed on their borders. Speaking in an exclusive BBC interview, General Musharraf said the two countries had come "very close" to war - although the threat had diminished because intentions had changed. But he said the capability for fighting remained. "The situation will remain explosive because if anything happens in Kashmir or inside India, which is a possibility by any independent group or terrorist organisation, the situation could become explosive again," he said. President Musharraf, who wore a...
  • Musharraf: there will be no more sacrifices

    05/27/2002 4:08:36 PM PDT · by Timesink · 35 replies · 302+ views
    Financial Times ^ | May 27, 2002 | Edward Luce and Farhan Bokhar
    Musharraf: there will be no more sacrificesBy Edward Luce and Farhan Bokhari in IslamabadPublished: May 27 2002 20:56 | Last Updated: May 27 2002 20:56General Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan's military ruler, said on Monday that Pakistan would not make any further sacrifices of the country's "honour and dignity" as the price of avoiding war with India.India, which has hundreds of thousands of troops on high alert along the Line of Control, the international border that divides the disputed province of Kashmir, has strongly hinted that it will launch military strikes on its nuclear-armed neighbour unless Pakistan ceases its alleged sponsorship of...