Why Is Iftikhar Chaudhary Backing Off?

Close observers of Pakistani politics will have no doubt noted , in which it is claimed that the judiciary is backing off from charging former president Pervez Musharraf with treason. ISLAMABAD: Chief justice turned down a request on Thursday to launch a treason case against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, saying the Supreme Court lacked the authority. Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry?s remarks could reassure both the fragile civilian government and ... Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Fabrice Florin - Jul 30, 2009 - 7:08 PM PDT
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Derek Hawkins
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by Derek Hawkins - Jul. 31, 2009

Five Rupees offers four insightful reasons for why Pakistan's supreme court is not seeking to try former president Musharraf with treason. Appreciate that the author doesn't take a stand on whether a treason trial should proceed.

First, the judiciary (and by that I mean Chaudhary) thinks Musharraf is irrelevant now that he is no longer in power. Therefore it makes little sense to waste time, energy, ... More »

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Fabrice Florin
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by Fabrice Florin - Jul. 31, 2009
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