Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
July 2016 - Pakistan Special Weapons News
- Deadline Looms for Displaced Pakistanis Living in Afghanistan VOA 28 Jul 2016 -- Authorities in Pakistan say tens of thousands of families who took refuge in Afghanistan two years ago after fleeing a Pakistani counter-militancy offensive have until Monday to register to return home.
- Pakistan Ready to Inaugurate Rebuilt Busy Afghan Border Crossing VOA 25 Jul 2016 -- Pakistan plans to inaugurate its newly built gate at a busy border crossing with Afghanistan on August 1, allowing authorities to effectively monitor and discourage illegal movement in either direction, officials said Monday.
- Clashes in Kashmir Risk Taking India-Pakistan Back to Brink of Nuclear War Sputnik 24 Jul 2016 -- The long ignored suffering of the Kashmiri people carries with it the world's greatest risk of full-scale nuclear war between two long-standing adversaries.
- Turkey Wants Pakistan to Close Down institutions, Businesses Linked to Gulen VOA 23 Jul 2016 -- Pakistan is under renewed pressure from Turkish authorities to shut down educational institutions in the country and other business concerns run by Fethullah Gulen, the alleged mastermind of last week's failed coup plot in Turkey.
- Kashmir will soon be part of Pakistan: PM ISNA 23 Jul 2016 -- Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said the day is not far when struggle by Kashmiri people will meet success and Kashmir will be part of Pakistan.
- Former Afghan Intel Chief Leaks Docs Linking Pakistan to Terror VOA 15 Jul 2016 -- A former head of Afghanistan's intelligence agency has leaked documents that he claims show Pakistan's link to groups that carry out attacks inside Afghanistan.
- Congress Urged to Cut Off Financial and Military Aid to Pakistan VOA 14 Jul 2016 -- The United States should cut off financial and military aid to Pakistan's government, a U.S. lawmaker said this week, because Pakistan's powerful military establishment and intelligence services have not broken off their links to terrorist groups.
- Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook on Death of Umar Khalifa DoD 13 Jul 2016 -- On July 9 Umar Khalifa, a known terrorist leader with the Tariq Gidar Group, was killed along with four other enemy combatants in a U.S. Forces-Afghanistan airstrike targeting Islamic State - Khorasan Province members in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.
- Drone strike kills school massacre mastermind: Pakistan army Press TV 13 Jul 2016 -- A top Pakistani Taliban militant commander wanted for his role in a deadly school massacre in Peshawar has been killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan, the Pakistani military says.
- Mastermind Of Pakistan School Massacres Killed By U.S. Drone Strike In Afghanistan RFE/RL 13 Jul 2016 -- Pakistan's military says that the mastermind of a 2014 attack on a Pakistani school that killed about 150 people, mainly children, has been killed by a U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan.
- US Drone Kills Mastermind of 2014 Pakistan School Attack VOA 13 Jul 2016 -- The United States has confirmed that a drone strike in Afghanistan has killed a top Pakistani Taliban leader who was responsible for planning the 2014 attack on a Pakistani school, one of the country's worst terror attacks.
- Pakistani Intelligence Honey-Trapped Indian Air Force Official Sputnik 13 Jul 2016 -- Pakistani intelligence agency ISI and terror outfit JuD used a fake Facebook profile to honey trap an Indian Air Force official, coaxing him to reveal secrets.
- Afghanistan's Ghani Urges Pakistan to Expel Insurgents From Its Soil VOA 11 Jul 2016 -- Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani is again urging neighboring Pakistan to expel militant groups that are fighting his country.
- US Lawmakers Pay Rare Visit to Pakistan's Restive North Waziristan VOA 03 Jul 2016 -- A U.S. congressional delegation led by Republican Senator John McCain undertook a rare trip in a military helicopter to Pakistan's restive North Waziristan tribal region Sunday, before concluding a two-day visit to the country and heading for neighboring Afghanistan.
- Mixed Reaction in Pakistan to US Report on Civilians Killed By Drones VOA 02 Jul 2016 -- Reaction to the White House report on civilian casualties in drones was mixed in Pakistan, the country that has suffered the highest number of strikes and casualties outside active conflict zones.
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