Gen. Pervez Musharraf, who seized power in a bloodless coup and later led Pakistan into aiding the US war against the Taliban in Afghanistan, has died aged 79.
Musharraf remains the longest-serving president of Pakistan after taking power in a coup d'etat in 1999, but was forced to resign following his impeachment in 2008.
Pakistan has witnessed several political assassinations, attempted killings and even suspicious death of national leaders since it gained independence in 1947.
Kabul is hesitant to antagonise the “Pakistani Taliban” lest it supports the self-styled caliphate, yet the same group poses a threat to Islamabad.
The escape of a notorious militant and the strong-arming of the state by a radical cleric has brought Pakistan's fight against militancy into question.
It was a mixed bag for Pakistan's prime minister who is always well-received, but unable to convincingly make Pakistan's case.
Pakistan's leadership is embroiled in institutional clashes, petty squabbling and political scandals. So who is steering the ship?
Narendra Modi and Imran Khan may be tempted to escalate the hitherto limited warfare in disputed Kashmir, both to distract public opinion away from domestic governance failures, and to reinforce their ideological claims to power.
The Saudi-led OIC must recognise the desire for autonomy and real change in Muslim countries or risk being replaced by new actors.
The conviction of the former military chief could set a precedent for civilian-military relations in the future.
Pakistan's military swiftly slammed the special court's ruling, saying in a statement that the armed forces were in "pain and anguish" over the decision.
Pakistan's executive, judiciary and military have found themselves on a collision course, and Imran Khan's government might bear the brunt of the impact.
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