Musharraf gets bail in Bhutto case
A Pakistani court granted bail to the former president Pervez Musharraf over the murder of Benazir Bhutto on Monday, an official said.world Updated: May 21, 2013 00:53 IST
A Pakistani court granted bail to the former president Pervez Musharraf over the murder of Benazir Bhutto on Monday, an official said.
The retired general still remains under house arrest.“General Musharraf’s bail has been confirmed” by a court in Rawalpindi, court official Mohammad Aslam Joya said.
Judge Habibur Rehman has ordered Musharraf, who ruled Pakistan from 1999 to 2008 after seizing power in a coup, to pay two bonds worth one million rupees each, he added.
Imran Khan’s party wins Karachi seat
Imran Khan’s party secured victory in a repeat election held in one constituency of violence-plagued Karachi, election officials said Monday.
Voting was held under tight security in 43 polling stations on Sunday, a day after a senior official of Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) party was shot dead outside her home.
Attack on polio team
Gunmen have killed a policeman who was guarding a polio vaccination team in northwestern Pakistan. Local government administrator Faramosh Khan says the gunmen attacked the team in the town of Mamound in the Bajur tribal area, just as it had started a vaccination drive.
First Published: May 20, 2013 16:15 IST