Pakistan's former military leader Pervez Musharaf has pleaded not guilty at his trial in Rawalpindi. He's charged with murder in the 2007 murder of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.
Pervez Musharraf has been living in a self-imposed exile since last year in connection with multiple charges. Former Prime Minister Bhutto was assassinated in 2007 while campaigning for a third-term in power.
Ousted Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif's wife, Kulsoom, has won a key by-election dubbed a "referendum" on the former premier's corruption disqualification. Experts say the vote was a blow to the powerful military.
Benazir Bhutto's murder - nine years ago on December 27 - has remained a mystery. But it is clear that her Pakistan People's Party is no longer a big force in the country's politics.
Pakistani nuclear physicist, Pervez Hoodbhoy, talks to DW about his country's "nuclear assistance" to Pyongyang, the relevance of the non-proliferation treaty and why the North should be accepted as a nuclear state.
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