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Pakistani cultural festival could destroy ancient Harappan ruins, archaeologists warn

A festival to commemorate Pakistan’s cultural heritage spearheaded by the scion of the Bhutto family could put the ruins of one of the world’s ancient civilisations at risk, experts warned Thursday. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the heir to slain former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, has launched a campaign to conserve the…

Asif Ali Zardari set to step down as Pakistan president

Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari steps down on Sunday having defied expectations by holding onto power for a record five years but facing criticism for leaving the economy and security in a shocking state. Never popular and always shrouded in controversy, Zardari — once jailed for 11 years for alleged…

Pakistan’s Musharraf charged over murder of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto

Pakistan’s ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf was indicted on three counts Tuesday over the 2007 murder of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto in a gun and suicide attack, a prosecutor said. Charging a former army chief is an unprecedented move in a country ruled for more than half of its life by…

Pakistan’s ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf a no-show at murder indictment

Pakistan’s ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday failed to appear in court to be indicted over the murder of former premier Benazir Bhutto due to what police said were security concerns. Musharraf, who ruled the nuclear-armed state from 1999-2008, had been summoned to face charges of criminal conspiracy and the…

Pakistan court indicts 7 in Bhutto murder case

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – A Pakistani court Saturday indicted five Islamist militants and two police officers in the high-profile assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, prosecutors said. Bhutto, the first female prime minister in the Muslim world, was killed in a gun and suicide attack in 2007 in one of…

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