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First time in Pakistan's history coup-making general has to answer charges

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Asia Program Public Policy Scholar Farahnaz Ispahani was interviewed on Voice of Russia regarding charges leveled on former President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf.

First time in Pakistan's history coup-making general has to answer charges

Pakistan’s former President Pervez Musharraf has been indicted on three charges over the 2007 assassination of the country’s opposition leader and Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Prosecutors say that he is accused of murder, criminal conspiracy to murder and facilitation of murder. The offence carries the death penalty or life imprisonment.

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Farahnaz Ispahani

Global Fellow;
Author and former Member, Pakistan Parliament
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Asia Program

The Asia Program promotes policy debate and intellectual discussions on U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific as well as political, economic, security, and social issues relating to the world’s most populous and economically dynamic region.   Read more