Pakistan’s government is bracing for criticism when it sells a planned record amount of state assets as Mian Mohammad Mansha, a tycoon linked by the opposition to the ruling party, warns he may be a bidder.
Benazir Bhutto ’s son and political heir is to make his first political speech since graduating from Oxford University, two and a half years after the assassination of his mother, a former Pakistani prime minister.
A Pakistani court indicted Pervez Musharraf in the 2007 assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, escalating legal challenges to the ex-military dictator since he ended his self-exile in March.
Former Pakistan military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who quit as president in 2008 to avoid possible impeachment and went into exile, returned to his country yesterday vowing to contest May’s general election.
Pakistan is unlikely to take steps to address the security and judicial failures detailed in a report on the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, the nation’s envoy to the United Nations said.
The Pakistani Taliban’s attempts to deter girls from seeking an education, epitomized by the shooting of 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai in the face last year, are backfiring as school enrollments surge in her home region.
Watched over by armed elite police, Imran Khan told thousands of flag-waving supporters in the town of Okara in Pakistan that together they would end the rule of parties that had pushed the nation to the brink of ruin.
Egypt finally has a freely elected president. That hardly brightens the prospect for a transition to true democracy, however, given that the country’s generals have made clear it is they who are actually in charge.