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  • Rest house upgraded to circuit house

    GUJRAT: The district council rest house has been upgraded to the level of a circuit house and additional bedrooms and other infrastructure will now be built there for temporary stay of government officers and other functionaries...

    The rest house was established by the Gujrat district council around four decades ago and was under its control since then...

  • Avenfield House or ‘tax haven’ house?

    LONDON: The family of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is not the only resident of Avenfield House on London’s Park Lane who bought their properties through offshore companies incorporated in tax havens...

    According to the UK Land Registry record, the majority of flats in Avenfield House are owned by offshore companies incorporated in tax havens like Panama, the British Virgin Islands and Guernsey...

  • Musharraf threatened Benazir before her return to Pakistan: Mark Siegel

    RAWALPINDI: American journalist and lobbyist Mark Siegel testified before an anti-terrorism court that former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf had barred former prime minister Benazir Bhutto from coming back to Pakistan, DawnNews reported on Thursday...

    This he said while recording his statement with the anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi in Benazir Bhutto assassination case via video link from the United States...

  • Benazir murder case: Naheed Khan wants inclusion as prosecution witness

    RAWALPINDI: Naheed Khan, former political secretary of slain PPP chairperson Benazir Bhutto, on Monday filed a request with a Rawalpindi Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) to be included as a prosecution witness in the Benazir murder case...

    Last week, Javed Rehman, a driver of Zardari House, testifying in front of the ATC claimed that Naheed Khan had asked Benazir's servant Razzaq Mirani to open the escape hatch of the vehicle and encouraged...

  • Who killed Benazir Bhutto?

    Almost 10 years after her assassination, Benazir Bhutto’s murderers have not been identified let alone convicted...

    So the mystery surrounding the murder of the twice-elected prime minister and one of Pakistan’s most charismatic and popular leaders remains unresolved...

  • LHC seeks record of Benazir murder case after Zardari challenges ATC's verdict

    The Lahore High Court’s (LHC) Rawalpindi bench on Thursday ordered that the record in the Benazir Bhutto murder case be provided to the court by the end of November, after it approved PPP-Parliamentarian's President Asif Ali Zardari's three appeals against the verdict given by the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in August...

    Last month, ATC Judge Asghar Ali Khan had acquitted five alleged suspects affiliated with the banned the...

  • Musharraf accuses Zardari of involvement in murders of Murtaza, Benazir Bhutto

    Former president Pervez Musharraf on Thursday directly accused PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari of being complicit in Benazir Bhutto's assassination, reasoning he had "the most to gain from [it]", in a bombshell statement posted to his party's social media page...

    He was involved in the deaths of Benazir and Murtaza Bhutto," Musharraf said in a video posted to his official Facebook page...

  • ATC reserves verdict on Benazir Bhutto murder case

    An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Rawalpindi reserved its decision on the decade-old Benazir Bhutto murder case on Wednesday after the defence counsel concluded their arguments...

    Police told the ATC that Ismail had tapped a phone call from Baitullah Mehsood ? the former Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan chief who was killed in a US drone attack in August 2009 ? who was declared "most wanted" in the murder case, along with Emad Gul,...

  • Verdict in Benazir killing case today

    ISLAMABAD: An Anti-Terrorism court (ATC) will announce its judgement in the Benazir Bhutto killing case on Thursday (today) at Adiala jail...

    Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Chief Prosecutor Mohammad Azhar Chaudhry in his concluding arguments disowned the prosecution evidence of audio record and transcript of telephonic conversation of the former chief of the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) with a cleric in which he had...

  • ATC to hear Benazir murder case on daily basis from tomorrow

    An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Rawalpindi on Monday decided to hear the Benazir Bhutto murder case on daily basis...

    Rawalpindi City police station SHO Kashif Riaz on behalf of the state had filed FIR 471/2007 on Dec 27, 2007, against unknown culprits for the murder of former premier Benazir Bhutto...

  • There’s no comparison between Benazir Bhutto and Maryam Nawaz: Chandio

    HYDERABAD: Pakistan Peo­ples Party-Parliamentarians information secretary Maula Bux Chandio has dismissed comparisons between slain PPP leader Benazir Bhutto and Maryam Nawaz and said it is impossible for the “pampered child of House of Sharif” to reach the stature of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s daughter...

    Maryam Nawaz went to record her statement before joint investigation team probing alleged financial irregularities revealed by Panama...

  • Benazir killed for defying terrorists and being a woman: British PM

    UNITED NATIONS: Former Pakis­tani prime minister Benazir Bhutto was remembered at the 72nd UN General Assembly by Britain’s Theresa May who also reminded world leaders that no country had suffered more at the hands of terrorists than Pakistan...

    “Benazir Bhutto was brutally murdered by people who actively rejected the values that all of us here in this United Nations stand for,” she said...

  • Musharraf accuses Zardari of Benazir, Murtaza’s murders

    ISLAMABAD: Former president and military ruler retired Gen Pervez Musharraf stirred the pot on Thursday when he alleged that his successor, Asif Ali Zardari, was the “murderer” of Benazir Bhutto and her brother, Murtaza...

    Reacting promptly, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) questioned the “former dictator’s 10-year silence” on such an important matter and called for his trial in the Benazir Bhutto murder case after the issuance of red...

  • Benazir murder case: ATC acquits 5 accused, declares Musharraf an absconder

    An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Rawalpindi announced the verdict in the Benazir Bhutto murder case on Thursday, acquitting five Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) suspects and announcing 17-year imprisonment for two police officials...

    The two former policemen have each been awarded 10 years in prison under Section 119 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and seven years each under Section 201 of the PPC...

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