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January 2003 Pakistan Special Weapons News

  • POWELL / PAKISTAN VOA 29 Jan 2003 -- Secretary of State Colin Powell says the Bush administration is "sensitive" to Pakistani concerns about new U-S immigration rules applying to citizens from mainly Muslim countries but he says Pakistan will not be exempted from the program. The issue figured heavily in talks Wednesday between Mr. Powell and Pakistani Foreign Minister Khursid Mahmud Kasuri
  • PAKISTAN INDIA KASHMIR VOA 27 Jan 2003 -- Pakistan insists that U-N military observers be deployed along the disputed border in Kashmir to verify that Islamic militants are not crossing into the Indian-controlled part of the region
  • PAKISTAN/US VOA 24 Jan 2003 -- Pakistan government officials are angry about the latest U-S call for them to end terrorism inside the country. As Ayaz Gul reports, Islamabad says the United States should not criticize one its strongest allies in the war against terrorism
  • PAKISTAN/INDIA/DIPLOMATS VOA 23 Jan 2003 -- Pakistan has announced it is expelling four Indian Embassy officials, a day after India expelled four Pakistani officials. Pakistan ordered the Indian officials to leave within 48 hours
  • PAKISTAN / I-M-F VOA 20 Jan 2003 -- : An International Monetary Fund delegation has met with Pakistani officials giving a positive assessment of the country's three-year old economic reforms. But the delegation chief warns that a war in Iraq could have a negative impact on the region's economy
  • PAKISTAN: Year-ender 2002 IRIN 18 Jan 2003 -- The year 2002 was a testing one for Pakistan. In addition to growing poverty - 32.2 percent of its population of 140 million now live below the poverty line - the country has been plagued by major human rights and security issues.
  • PAKISTAN: Chronology of humanitarian and related developments in 2002 IRIN 12 Jan 2003 -- JANUARY 12: President Musharraf bans two militant groups - Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad - and takes steps to curb religious extremism.
  • THE U.S., INDIA, AND PAKISTAN VOA 10 Jan 2003 -- India is poised to be one of the leading nations of the 21st century. India is a multi-ethnic, multi-religious nation of over one-billion people, the largest democracy on earth. President George W. Bush has said the U.S. is committed to developing a relationship with India "based upon trust...[and] upon mutual values."
  • PAKISTAN / INDIA VOA 09 Jan 2003-- Pakistan has condemned India's latest test firing of a nuclear-capable missile, saying it demonstrates a "war-mongering mindset" of Indian leadership
  • PAKISTAN/PROTESTS VOA 03 Jan 2003 -- In Pakistan, security forces were on high alert as several thousand of supporters of Islamic parties across the country demonstrated against the United States and its possible military action against Iraq. The number of demonstrators was relatively small, in the nation of 140-million people, but the protests were angry
  • PAKISTAN: Islamabad investigates US bombing IRIN 02 Jan 2003 -- Pakistan is investigating an alleged US bombing of an Islamic seminary in the border village of Angur Ada in the country's southwest over the past weekend. "The security agencies are investigating the matter and they will shortly announce their findings," Aziz Ahmed Khan, a foreign ministry spokesman,told IRIN in the capital, Islamabad, on Thursday.

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