Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
November 2011 - Pakistan Special Weapons News
- Official: Pakistan Resumes Some Cooperation With NATO RFE/RL 30 Nov 2011 -- NATO says Pakistan has resumed some cooperation with U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan following NATO strikes that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.
- Pakistan General: NATO Attack Was Deliberate Aggression RFE/RL 30 Nov 2011 -- Senior Pakistani army official: NATO forces air attack that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers was a "deliberate" and blatant act of aggression against Pakistani forces.
- Clinton Regrets Pakistan Boycott Decision RFE/RL 30 Nov 2011 -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the US regrets Pakistan's decision to boycott next week's international conference on the future of Afghanistan in the German city of Bonn.
- Pakistan Dismisses Calls to Attend Afghan Conference VOA 30 Nov 2011 -- Pakistan is dismissing international calls to reconsider its boycott of next week's international conference on Afghanistan.
- Pakistan sends air base vacation base to US IRNA 30 Nov 2011 -- Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said that a notice has been sent to the United States for vacating the airbase within 15 days.
- Pakistan Announces Boycott of Afghanistan Conference VOA 29 Nov 2011 -- Pakistan says it will boycott a major Afghanistan reconciliation conference next week in Germany to protest NATO's recent airstrike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.
- Pakistan PM: US ties can only continue with mutual respect IRNA 29 Nov 2011 -- PM Gilani said Pakistan would reassess its arrangements with NATO and ISAF and that its relationship with the United States can only continue with mutual respect and mutual interest.
- Afghan President Urges Pakistan to Attend Bonn Conference VOA 29 Nov 2011 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai is urging Pakistan to change its mind about boycotting the upcoming international conference on his country's future.
- Merkel urges Pakistan to change mind on boycott of Afghan confab IRNA 29 Nov 2011 -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed 'deep regret' at Pakistan's planned boycott of next month's international Afghanistan conference in Bonn, Germany.
- Pakistan Said To Be Boycotting Afghan Bonn Conference RFE/RL 29 Nov 2011 -- News agencies are quoting unnamed Pakistani government officials as saying Pakistan will boycott a scheduled international conference on the future of Afghanistan.
- Air Force General Appointed To Lead Pakistan Border Strike Probe RFE/RL 29 Nov 2011 -- The US military has appointed an Air Force general to lead the investigation into the NATO air strikes that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers near the border with Afghanistan.
- Dempsey: NATO, Pakistan Working to Improve Relations AFPS 28 Nov 2011 -- Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: NATO and Pakistani officials have been working hard to improve strained relations.
- Clark to Lead Pakistan Border Investigation AFPS 28 Nov 2011 -- The commander of U.S. Central Command has appointed an investigating officer to conduct an inquiry into the Nov. 26 deaths of Pakistani soldiers during an engagement near Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan.
- U.S. Central Command to Lead Pakistan Investigation AFPS 28 Nov 2011 -- U.S. Central Command will take the lead in investigating the Nov. 26 cross-border attack that killed Pakistani soldiers.
- White House Says Death Of Pakistan Troops A 'Tragedy' RFE/RL 28 Nov 2011 -- The White House says President Barack Obama considers the death of 24 Pakistani troops in a cross-border fight involving NATO forces "a tragedy."
- Pakistan's Military Denies Reports It Provoked Deadly NATO Airstrike VOA 28 Nov 2011 -- Pakistan's army is lashing back at media reports suggesting Saturday's deadly cross-border NATO airstrike was a response to an attack from Pakistan.
- Pakistan Denies Reports It Triggered NATO Strikes RFE/RL 28 Nov 2011 -- Pakistan has denied reports blaming Pakistani troops for triggering NATO air strikes that left 24 soldiers dead.
- Zardari rejects UAE request for change in US airbase vacation call IRNA 28 Nov 2011 -- Pakistan rejected a United Arab Emirate request to withdraw its call to the United States to vacate a key airbase following NATO attack.
- Clinton, Panetta Monitor Reports of Pakistan Border Incident AFPS 27 Nov 2011 -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta are closely monitoring reports of a deadly cross-border incident in Pakistan yesterday, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. John Kirby said.
- Pakistan Orders US Out of Airbase VOA 27 Nov 2011 -- Pakistan has ordered the United States to move out of an airbase on its territory, after shutting down NATO's two main overland supply routes into Afghanistan. Popular anger is mounting in Pakistan after NATO's killing of 24 Pakistani military personnel in a cross-border airstrike Saturday.
- Afghan Officials: Pakistan Fired First in NATO Attack VOA 27 Nov 2011 -- Afghan officials say NATO and Afghan forces patrolling near the Pakistan border came under fire before they called in the NATO airstrikes that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers on Saturday.
- Pakistan conveys anger at NATO raid to Clinton IRNA 27 Nov 2011 -- Pakistani foreign minister conveyed to the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton the sense of rage of Pakistanis at the loss of 24 soldiers due to the NATO/ISAF attacks on a Pakistani post in Mohmand Agency tribal region, the Foreign Ministry said.
- Joint Statement by Departments of State and Defense DoD 26 Nov 2011 -- Secretaries Clinton and Panetta have been closely monitoring reports of the cross-border incident in Pakistan today. Both offer their deepest condolences for the loss of life and support fully NATO’s intention to investigate immediately.
- NATO Says 'Likely' It Caused Pakistan Casualties RFE/RL 26 Nov 2011 -- A spokesman for NATO-led troops in Afghanistan confirms that NATO aircraft were called in to support troops during an incident near the border with Pakistan, and its forces were "highly likely" responsible for the deaths of at least 26 Pakistani soldiers.
- NATO to investigate airstrike in Pakistan RIA Novosti 26 Nov 2011 -- NATO plans to conduct a thorough investigation into the airstrike in Pakistan, which killed 25 Pakistani soldiers, Sky News TV channel said on Saturday.
- Pakistan closes key NATO supply route to Afghanistan after alliance's airstrike RIA Novosti 26 Nov 2011 -- Islamabad authorities said on Saturday they were closing one of NATO's key supply routes to Afghanistan after the alliance's airstrike in Pakistan, which killed 25 people, Pakistani TV channels said.
- Pakistan Halts NATO Supply Route in Anger Over Helicopter Attack VOA 26 Nov 2011 -- The deeply strained relationship between Pakistan and the United States appears to have taken yet another turn for the worse, in the aftermath of what Pakistan describes as an unprovoked pre-dawn attack on its forces by NATO aircraft across the Afghan border. At least 26 Pakistani military personnel, including two officers, were killed, and 14 others were wounded. Islamabad is strongly protesting the incident.
- Pakistan to Reexamine Relations with US, NATO After Deadly NATO Raid VOA 26 Nov 2011 -- Pakistan said Saturday it was reviewing its relations with the United States and NATO in the aftermath of a pre-dawn cross-border airstrike on two military outposts in the country's northwest that killed at least 26 Pakistani soldiers and wounded 14 others.
- Pakistan asks U.S. to vacate key air base IRNA 27 Nov 2011 -- Pakistan top civilian and military leadership Saturday night decided to ask the United States to vacate a key airbase in the country's southwest after the NATO fighter jets and helicopters killed 28 Pakistani soldiers in the tribal region.
- Pakistan summons US envoy over NATO strikes IRNA 27 Nov 2011 -- Pakistan Saturday summoned the U.S. ambassador to the Foreign Ministry and lodged a formal protest with him over the NATO helicopters' strike on border posts, which killed 28 soldiers, the Foreign Ministry said.
- Pakistan army chief condemns NATO strike IRNA 27 Nov 2011 -- Pakistan Army Chief Saturday condemned strikes by NATO helicopters which killed 28 troops in the country's tribal region near the Afghan border, the army said.
- Pakistan President: NATO attacks unacceptable IRNA 27 Nov 2011 -- President Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday said that NATO attacks in Pakistani territory are unacceptable, Presidential spokesman said.
- Pakistani PM condemns NATO strike IRNA 26 Nov 2011 -- Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has strongly condemned the NATO/ISAF attack on the Pakistani post, which has reportedly killed 28 Pakistani security personnel, the Foreign Ministry said.
- US-Pakistan Relations in a Post-bin Laden World VOA 26 Nov 2011 -- In the past 10 years, analysts say the United States has provided Pakistan with about $20 billion in military and civilian aid, making it the third-largest recipient of U.S. security aid and reimbursements after Afghanistan and Israel. Both sides also have cooperated in targeting Taliban and al-Qaida-linked militants sheltered in Pakistan's semi-autonomous and remote northwest.
- 35 militants, four Pakistani soldiers die in clashes IRNA 25 Nov 2011 -- At least four Pakistani soldiers and 35 militants were killed in clashes in Kurram tribal region on Friday, local TV channels reported.
- Pakistan appoints Sherry Rehman as Pakistan's Ambassador to US IRNA 23 Nov 2011 -- Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Wednesday appointed Ms. Sherry Rehman as Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States, the PM Office said.
- Pakistani Taliban announces ceasefire IRNA 23 Nov 2011 -- Pakistani Taliban Tuesday declared ceasefire with the government in a visible move towards dialogue to end the years of bloodshed in the country, local media reported.
- Pakistan army denies talks with Taliban IRNA 23 Nov 2011 -- Pakistan army on Tuesday denied reports about talks with the Taliban militants.
- Scandal Prompts Pakistan to Appoint New US Ambassador VOA 23 Nov 2011 -- Pakistan has named Sherry Rehman its new ambassador to the United States, less than 24 hours after the previous envoy, Hussain Haqqani, was ordered to resign in connection with what Pakistan's media has widely labeled 'memogate.'
- Two Pakistani soldiers, 20 Taliban forces die in clashes IRNA 22 Nov 2011 -- Two Pakistani army captains were killed and eigth others were injured in clashes with Taliban militants in a northwestern tribal region on Monday, local media reported.
- Baloch militant group claims attack on Pakistani forces IRNA 22 Nov 2011 -- A spokesman for a Pakistani militant group Monday claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on a camp of paramilitary forces in the restive-southwestern Balochistan province, killing at least 14 security forces.
- Pakistani Officials: No Peace Talks With Taliban VOA 22 Nov 2011 -- Pakistan's army has denied media reports that it is holding peace talks with the Pakistani Taliban or its affiliated militant groups.
- Pakistan rejects British daily report on intelligence chief meet IRNA 21 Nov 2011 -- Pakistan army Monday rejected as 'baseless and concocted' a British daily report that the intelligence chief attended a meeting between the U.S. ambassador in Islamabad and a political leader.
- 14 Pakistani paramilitary soldiers die in shootout with militants IRNA 21 Nov 2011 -- At least 14 Pakistani paramilitary soldiers have been killed in clashes with militants in southwestern Balochistan province, security sources and local media reported on Monday.
- Pakistani envoy to US denies sending memo IRNA 18 Nov 2011 -- Pakistani Ambassador to US Hussain Haqqani denied writing and sending any secret memo to US Admiral Mike Mullen.
- School blown up in NW Pakistan IRNA 18 Nov 2011 -- Suspected Taliban militants have blown up a school in Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa province.
- Pakistani Ambassador To U.S. Offers Resignation Amid Memo Controversy RFE/RL 17 Nov 2011 -- Pakistan's ambassador to Washington has offered to resign from his post.
- Ex-Pakistani FM: I was forced to give immunity to CIA agent IRNA 17 Nov 2011 -- Former Pakistan FM Qureshi said he had resigned as he was being forced to give diplomatic immunity to CIA agent Raymond Davis.
- 31 attackers on checkposts killed in fighting with Pakistan troops IRNA 17 Nov 2011 -- Thirty-one militants and a military officer were killed in gun-battles and shelling in north western Pakistani tribal region.
- 3 militants and 2 policemen killed in Karachi blast IRNA 17 Nov 2011 -- Three suspected militants and two policemen were killed in a blast in Pakistani port city of Karachi.
- At Least 16 Alleged Militants Reported Killed In U.S. Drone Attack RFE/RL 16 Nov 2011 -- Suspected U.S. drones fired missiles into two compounds in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region.
- US drone strike kills 10 in NW Pakistan IRNA 16 Nov 2011 -- At least 10 people were killed in a US drone strike in northwest Pakistan.
- Six Reported Killed In Suspected U.S. Drone Strike In Pakistan RFE/RL 15 Nov 2011 -- Security officials say a missile strike by a suspected U.S. drone aircraft has killed at least six suspected militants.
- US drone strike kills 4 in NW Pakistan IRNA 15 Nov 2011 -- At least four people were killed in a US drone strike in northwest Pakistan.
- 16 militants killed in NW Pakistan IRNA 15 Nov 2011 -- Pakistani security forces launched an operation against militant hideouts and killed 16 militants in Orakzai tribal region.
- Pakistan, China begin joint military exercises IRNA 15 Nov 2011 -- Pakistan and China started Joint Military Exercise near district Jehlum in eastern Punjab province.
- Pakistani Militants Blow Up Music Shops RFE/RL 14 Nov 2011 -- Unknown insurgents blew up two CD shops and a number of other shops in province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
- Pakistan Air force plane crashes IRNA 14 Nov 2011 -- A Pakistan Air Force aircraft crashed in the country's Eastern province of Punjab, killing its pilot.
- Pakistan reports huntdown for militants after five agents killed IRNA 13 Nov 2011 -- Pakistani security forces Sunday launched hunt for suspected militants of a banned group, behind the killing of five itelligence officials in eastern Punjab province.
- Pakistan agrees with US on ISAF coordination to check border attacks IRNA 12 Nov 2011 -- Army chiefs of Pakistan and the United States have emphasized improved coordination between International Security Assistance Force and Pakistan Army, at Pakistan-Afghan border, the army said.
- Four Pakistani security men, 5 militants die in clashes IRNA 12 Nov 2011 -- Pakistani security personnel on Saturday clashed with armed militants of a banned group in eastern Punjab province, leaving four security men and five militants dead, local media reported.
- Pakistan Taliban abolish tribal peace council after army action IRNA 12 Nov 2011 -- A powerful Pakistani Taliban group on Saturday abolished a tribal peace council, days after the security forces dynamited several civilian buildings over suspicion that the buildings were used for firing rockets on an army base.
- Taliban commander, accomplice arrested in NW Pakistan IRNA 09 Nov 2011 -- Pakistani security forces arrested a Taliban commander and his accomplice in northwest of the country on Wednesday, police sources said.
- Pakistan denies reports that its nuclear stockpile unsafe RIA Novosti 07 Nov 2011 -- The Pakistani Foreign Ministry rejected western media reports that the country's nuclear stockpile is being transported across the country without proper security.
- Ordinary Afghans Voicing Increasing Distrust Of Pakistan's Intentions RFE/RL 06 Nov 2011 -- Afghans are putting their anger over Pakistani policies regarding their country on full display.
- Pakistan dismisses US magazine report IRNA 06 Nov 2011 -- Pakistan on Sunday termed as 'baseless and motivated' a US magazine report that the country's nuclear weapons are 'transported in delivery vans on congested and dangerous roads.'
- Closer Indian-Pakistani Trade Ties Could Mark Start of a Thaw VOA 03 Nov 2011 -- Businessmen and analysts see this week's decision by Pakistan to grant India "Most Favored Nation" trade status as a major breakthrough.
- Three die in US spy aircraft in NW Pakistan IRNA 03 Nov 2011 -- An American spy aircraft fired three missiles into Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region and killed at least three people.
- Istanbul Meeting on Afghanistan Stresses Cooperation VOA 02 Nov 2011 -- Participants of the international conference focused on Afghan security and economic development as foreign troops prepare to leave the country by the end of 2014.
- Istanbul Conference Pledges Support For Afghanistan RFE/RL 02 Nov 2011 -- All of Afghanistan's neighbors and Western powers were represented at a one-day conference in Turkey, with delegates committing to cooperate and work together to help the volatile country.
- Karzai: Afghanistan Needs Help to Fight Terrorist Groups VOA 02 Nov 2011 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai is warning there will be no hope for peace in his country without help from its neighbors in fighting terror groups.
- Afghan Road-Map Efforts Under Way In Istanbul RFE/RL 02 Nov 2011 -- Fourteen key regional partners will gather in Turkey on November 2 in an effort to discuss and establish a practical road map leading to 2014.
- Two security officials killed in check post attack IRNA 02 Nov 2011 -- Two security officials were killed and two others injured in an attack on a check post in northwestern Pakistani tribal region.
- One person dies in blast in NW Pakistan IRNA 02 Nov 2011 -- One person was killed and 11 others injured in a bomb blast near the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar.
- Afghanistan and Pakistan To Jointly Investigate Rabbani Assassination RFE/RL 01 Nov 2011 -- The presidents of Afghanistan and Pakistan have committed their countries to jointly investigate the assassination of former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani.
- US Presses for Greater Pakistani Role in Afghan Peace Process VOA 01 Nov 2011 -- Foreign ministers are meeting in Turkey this week to endorse Afghan efforts for a political solution to the decade-long conflict.
- Afghan, Pakistani Leaders Meet Amid Tensions VOA 01 Nov 2011 -- The leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan are meeting for the first time since the killing of Afghanistan's main peace negotiator.
- US seeks Pakistan’s support in peace talks IRNA 01 Nov 2011 -- US has asked for Pakistan’s top spy agency assistance in initiating peace talks with Taliban linked Haqqani network.
- Pakistan rejects spying allegations IRNA 01 Nov 2011 -- Pakistani officials have rejected a German newspaper report that country’s top intelligence agency spied on German security forces in Afghanistan.
- Minister escapes assassination attempt in Pakistan IRNA 01 Nov 2011 -- Suspected Taliban militants opened fire at car of provincial minister in Pakistan’s Northwest but he escaped unhurt in attack.
- US drone strike kills 4 in Pakistan IRNA 01 Nov 2011 -- A US drone strike killed at least 4 people in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region.
- US drone kills Pakistani boy who had joined anti-US rally IRNA 01 Nov 2011 -- A Pakistani boy, who had recently joined an anti-US drone strikes demonstration in Islamabad, was killed in an overnight attack by American spy aircraft in North Waziristan.
- Relatives Protest Missing Baluchis In Pakistan RFE/RL 01 Nov 2011 -- Relatives of missing ethnic Baluchis in Pakistan say the bodies of more than 200 of their loved ones have been recovered in the past 15 months.
- Pakistani court orders to bring Musharraf back to court IRNA 01 Nov 2011 -- A court in Pakistan ordered the government to bring back all the accused nominated in the murder of a tribal elder.
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