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September 2012 - Pakistan Special Weapons News
- Pakistan rejects US daily report on drone strikes IRNA 28 Sep 2012 -- Pakistan has rejected an American media report that the US drone strikes were taking place with the 'tacit consent' of the Pakistan government, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
- Study: US Should Re-Evaluate Pakistan Drone Strikes VOA 26 Sep 2012 -- A study by two leading U.S. universities is criticizing the U.S. administration's use of drone strikes against militants in Pakistan as counterproductive. But Washington considers the strikes crucial to its war against terrorists
- Ex-U.S. Envoy To Pakistan Calls For 'Marriage, Not One-Night Stand' RFE/RL 25 Sep 2012 -- Former U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter says Washington and its uneasy ally must build on a mutual 'desire for marriage, not a one-night stand.'
- US drone kills 2 al-Qaeda operatives in Pakistan: report IRNA 25 Sep 2012 -- Two key al Qaeda linked operatives, including an operational commander have been killed in a recent US drone strike in North Wazirsitan Agency, a Pakistani media report said Tuesady.
- Pakistan: UN agency begins food distribution to thousands affected by floods UN News Centre 25 Sep 2012 -- The United Nations today announced it has begun food distributions to tens of thousands of people affected by monsoon floods in the Sindh province of Pakistan, adding that it plans to expand assistance to the Balochistan province later this week.
- US drone kills 4, injures dozens in Pakistan's tribal region IRNA 24 Sep 2012 -- An American spy aircraft killed at least four people in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region late Monday, tribesmen said.
- Pakistani Press Banned In Afghanistan Over 'Propaganda' RFE/RL 23 Sep 2012 -- Afghanistan has banned all newspapers from Pakistan in a move the Interior Ministry says is aimed to block the Taliban from influencing public opinion through the press.
- U.S. Senate Rejects Proposal To Suspend Aid To Pakistan, Egypt, Libya RFE/RL 22 Sep 2012 -- The U.S. Senate has rejected by a vote of 81 to 10 a proposal to suspend foreign aid to the governments of Pakistan, Egypt, and Libya in response to recent attacks on U.S. interests in those countries.
- At Least 16 Pakistanis Die In Film, Cartoon Protests RFE/RL 21 Sep 2012 -- Authorities in Pakistan say at least 16 people have died in protests.
- Violent Protests Spread Across Pakistan Over Video VOA 21 Sep 2012 -- Pakistan's government summoned a U.S. diplomat, as violent demonstrations sparked by an anti-Islamic film privately produced in the United States erupted across the country.
- Violent anti-Islam film protests claim 13 lives in Pakistan IRNA 21 Sep 2012 -- The people in Pakistan showed unity to strongly condemn the blasphemous film made in the United States and the demonstrators burnt American flags and effigies of President Barrack Obama and producers of the movie.
- 3 Killed, Dozens Injured in Pakistan ‘Innocence’ Riots RIA Novosti 21 Sep 2012 -- At least three people were killed and dozens injured in clashes between Pakistani police and protesters over a film that has sparked riots across the Islamic world.
- Pakistan summons U.S. envoy over anti-Islam film IRNA 21 Sep 2012 -- Pakistan summoned the U.S Chargé D'Affaires Richard Hoagland to the Foreign Ministry and a strong protest was lodged with him over the blasphemous video.
- Blast leaves 10 dead in NW Pakistan IRNA 20 Sep 2012 -- At least ten people were killed while 22 others injured including women and children in a blast in the North Western Pakistan.
- Pakistan Urges Calm in Protests Against Video VOA 20 Sep 2012 -- Dozens of people have been injured in Pakistan during violent demonstrations protesting an Internet video that insults the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.
- Pakistani Government Calls for Peaceful Protest Against Video VOA 20 Sep 2012 -- Protests against the depiction of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad continue, with demonstrators objecting to both an anti-Islam film made in the United States and caricatures published in a French satirical magazine.
- Students protesting anti-Islam film enter Islamabad's security zone IRNA 20 Sep 2012 -- Thousands of Pakistani students protesting against the U.S.-made anti-Islam film crossed police barriers and tried to enter the US Embassy in the high security zone in the Pakistan capital.
- Anti-Islam film protestors enter diplomatic enclave in Islamabad IRNA 19 Sep 2012 -- A lawyers’ rally protesting against the blasphemous film entered the diplomatic enclave in Islamabad on Wednesday and attempted to move towards the US embassy.
- Several Fatalities In Pakistan Blasts RFE/RL 19 Sep 2012 -- A number of blasts in Pakistan have caused several fatalities.
- Pakistan hints at opening of graft cases against President Zardari IRNA 19 Sep 2012 -- Pakistani PM Ashraf told the country’s top court that his government has decided to withdraw a letter previously sent to the Swiss authorities for closing graft cases against President Zardari.
- Pakistani PM Agrees to Court Demand in Corruption Case VOA 18 Sep 2012 -- Pakistani PM Ashraf says his government will comply with a longstanding Supreme Court demand to ask Swiss authorities to reopen a graft case against President Zardari.
- Pakistan Prime Minister directs to block YouTube services IRNA 18 Sep 2012 -- Pakistani PM Ashraf has issued strict instructions to Ministry of Information Technology to block the services of You tube with immediate effect.
- Pakistan tests nuclear-capable Cruise missile IRNA 17 Sep 2012 -- Pakistan on Monday conducted a successful test fire of an indigenously developed multi tube Cruise Missile.
- Pakistan Tests Nuclear-Capable Cruise Missile RIA Novosti 17 Sep 2012 -- The Pakistan Army carried out a successful test-firing of a Hatf-7 (Babur) nuclear-capable cruise missile.
- Pakistan Tests New Missile Capable Of Carrying Nuclear Weapons RFE/RL 17 Sep 2012 -- Pakistan says it has successfully test-fired a new cruise missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
- Students Left Behind In Pakistan's Tribal Regions RFE/RL 17 Sep 2012 -- As the fight against terrorism in Pakistan's restive northwest rages on, one casualty has been left on the battlefield: youth education.
- Pakistan blocks over 700 anti-Islam You Tube links IRNA 17 Sep 2012 -- Pakistan blocked nearly 753 links to a recently released anti-Islam film on YouTube that has sparked anti-US protests across the Muslim world.
- Pakistan Protesters March on US Consulate VOA 16 Sep 2012 -- Hundreds of Pakistanis protesting an anti-Islam video produced in the United States have clashed with police as they tried to march toward the U.S. Consulate in the southern city of Karachi.
- PAKISTAN: Sectarian violence slipping out of control in Balochistan IRIN 14 Sep 2012 -- Ethnic and religious minorities in Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan have faced increasing intimidation and violence since 2009, according to a recent fact-finding mission by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP).
- Afghanistan, Pakistan Brace for Anti-Islam Film Protests VOA 13 Sep 2012 -- Afghanistan and Pakistan are bracing for demonstrations against the anti-Islamic movie released on the Internet that has sparked deadly protests in Libya and elsewhere this week. Three Muslim groups are calling for marches in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad.
- DOD Welcomes Designation of Haqqani Network as a Terrorist Group AFPS 07 Sep 2012 -- The Defense Department has welcomed the decision by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to designate the Haqqani network a terrorist organization, Pentagon Spokesman George Little said today.
- Statement by George Little on the Haqqani Network DoD 07 Sep 2012
- US Designates Pakistan's Haqqani Network as Terror Group VOA 07 Sep 2012 -- The U.S. is declaring the Pakistan-based Haqqani network a terrorist organization, a move that paves the way for tough financial sanctions against the militant group.
- Pakistan, Afghanistan, US discuss Taliban safe passage IRNA 07 Sep 2012 -- Afghanistan, Pakistan and the United States have discussed issues relating to safe passage to Afghan Taliban militants, who want to join peace process, officials said.
- Pakistan celebrates Defence Day IRNA 07 Sep 2012 -- Pakistan celebrated Defence day on Thursday to commemorate those soldiers who died in the country's war with India in 1965.
- Pakistani Militants Launch Counteroffensive From Afghan Safe Haven RFE/RL 06 Sep 2012 -- Fighting has been raging for more than a week in Pakistan's Bajaur tribal agency as militants surge back into the region from safe havens across the border in Afghanistan.
- Pakistan Expels CIA-Linked Charity's Foreign Staff VOA 06 Sep 2012 -- Pakistan has ordered Save the Children's foreign staff members to leave the country.
- Pakistan Expels 'Save The Children' Foreign Staff RFE/RL 06 Sep 2012 -- Pakistani authorities have expelled foreign staff of the Save The Children aid group, apparently in connection with government suspicion about U.S. spy links.
- Pakistani Cabinet Approves New Draft Counterterrorism Laws RFE/RL 06 Sep 2012 -- Pakistan's cabinet has adopted new draft counterterrorism laws aimed at making the financing of terrorism a crime punishable by the freezing of bank accounts and property seizures.
- Sanity Speaks In Pakistan, Eventually RFE/RL 06 Sep 2012 -- Rimsha Masih, the 14-year-old Christian girl accused of blasphemy and currently in police custody in Pakistan, has stirred public sentiment on both sides of the divide in Pakistani society.
- HRW: Pakistan Government Should Act on Shi'ite Killings VOA 06 Sep 2012 -- Human Rights Watch is urging Pakistan to act to protect Shi'ite Muslims and not stand by as members of the country's religious minority are "slaughtered."
- HRW Calls For 'Urgent' Action In Pakistan To Protect Shi'a RFE/RL 06 Sep 2012 -- Human Rights Watch has called on Pakistani authorities to "urgently act" to protect minority Shi'ite Muslims from rising sectarian attacks by members of the rival majority Sunnis.
- Clinton Condemns Attack on US Personnel in Pakistan VOA 03 Sep 2012 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is condemning the attack on U.S. consulate personnel in Pakistan, deploring what she called a "cowardly act of suicide bombing and terrorism."
- U.S. Says Consular Workers Hurt In Peshawar Blast RFE/RL 03 Sep 2012 -- The U.S. Embassy in Pakistan says two Americans working for the U.S. Consulate in the northwestern city of Peshawar were wounded in a bomb attack that targeted their vehicle.
- Car Bomb Targets US Consulate Vehicle in Pakistan VOA 03 Sep 2012 -- A suicide bomber rammed his vehicle into a U.S. government car in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar.
- 2 Americans die as bomb hits US consulate car in Pakistan IRNA 03 Sep 2012 -- A bomb hit an American consulate car in the Pakistani northwestern city of Peshawar and killed two Americans and three other people.
- Violence Cripples Pakistan's Economic Hub VOA 03 Sep 2012 -- Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi is the country’s economic engine and home to some 20 million people.
- Pakistan's 'Blasphemy Girl' Remains in Detention VOA 03 Sep 2012 -- The bail hearing of a Pakistani Christian girl arrested more than two weeks ago on blasphemy charges was adjourned Monday and rescheduled for Friday.
- Pakistani Girl's Blasphemy Bail Hearing Postponed RFE/RL 03 Sep 2012 -- A 14-year-old Pakistani Christian girl accused of blasphemy will remain in jail until at least September 7.
- Clinton Facing Deadline on Terrorist Designation for Haqqani VOA 02 Sep 2012 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is facing a Congressional deadline for deciding whether the Pakistani Haqqani network meets the definition of a terrorist organization.
- Afghans Terrorized By Border Shelling As Blame Game Goes On RFE/RL 02 Sep 2012 -- Kabul has accused the Pakistani Army of indiscriminately shelling Afghan villages in order to further destabilize the already restive regions.
- Pakistani Police Arrest Cleric In Christian Girl's Blasphemy Case RFE/RL 02 Sep 2012 -- Authorities in Pakistan have arrested a Muslim cleric who allegedly framed a young Christian girl arrested last month under the country's controversial blasphemy law.
- US drone kills 6 people in NW Pakistan IRNA 01 Sep 2012 -- At least Six people were killed when a U.S. spy aircraft fired missiles in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region.
- Gunmen Kill 7 Shi'ite Muslims in Pakistan VOA 01 Sep 2012 -- Pakistani police say gunmen have shot dead seven Shi'ite Muslims in the troubled southwestern province of Baluchistan.
- Gunmen Kill 7 Shi'a In Balochistan RFE/RL 01 Sep 2012 -- Gunmen have shot dead seven Shi'ite Muslims in two separate incidents in Pakistan's troubled southwestern province of Baluchistan.
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