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March 2003 Pakistan Special Weapons News

  • US / KOREA / PAKISTAN VOA 31 Mar 2003 -- The United States has imposed sanctions against North Korea and a Pakistani company for an alleged barter deal involving the transfer of North Korean ballistic missiles to Pakistan, in exchange for nuclear technology.
  • INDIA/PAKISTAN VOA 26 Mar 2003 -- India has accused Pakistan of being involved in recent militant attacks in Indian Kashmir, including the killings of 24 Hindus earlier this week. New Delhi says it will use strength and resolve in dealing with Islamabad.
  • PAKISTAN MISSILE VOA 26 Mar 2003 -- Pakistan says it has successfully tested a short-range nuclear-capable missile, just hours after rival India conducted a similar test.
  • CHINA-PAKISTAN VOA 25 Mar 2003 -- Pakistan's prime minister, on a state visit to Beijing, has signed several agreements to boost cooperation with China. Chinese leaders also have used the occasion to call for an end to the U-S-led war on Iraq.
  • PAKISTAN HUMAN RIGHTS VOA 18 Mar 2003 -- Human-rights activists in Pakistan are warning they believe a U-S led military action against Iraq is likely to fuel extremism and repression in Pakistan.
  • PAKISTAN SOUTHWEST ASIA AND TERRORISM VOA 14 Mar 2003 --Pakistan scored a major victory in the war on terrorism when security forces nabbed Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the most important al-Qaida terrorist captured so far. Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was the "details man" behind the September 11th, 2001, attacks on the United States and a slew of other al-Qaida attacks. He was arrested in the city of Rawalpindi in an early morning raid and was soon transferred into U-S custody. And yet, in contrast to this high profile cooperation in fighting terrorism, Islamic extremism appears to be growing in Pakistan.
  • Text: President Bush Waives Coup-Related Sanctions on Pakistan Washington File 14 Mar 2003 -- On March 14, the White House issued a Presidential Determination waiving coup-related sanctions on Pakistan. Public Law 107-57 gives the President two-year waiver authority to lift sanctions on foreign assistance imposed upon Pakistan following the 1999 military coup if he determines that such a waiver would facilitate the transition to democratic rule in Pakistan and is important to U.S. efforts to combat international terrorism.
  • Text: Pakistan's Prime Minister Jamali To Visit Washington Washington File 14 Mar 2003 -- Text: Pakistan's Prime Minister Jamali To Visit Washington
  • BUSH PAKISTAN SANCTIONS VOA 14 Mar 2003 -- President Bush Friday lifted sanctions against Pakistan that were imposed following the 1999 bloodless coup that brought President Pervez Musharraf to power.
  • PAKISTAN: Land dispute threatening refugee camps over IRIN 11 Mar 2003 -- A dispute with land owners that brought about the suspension of humanitarian supplies to some 72,000 Afghan refugees living in four refugee camps in the border town of Chaman in south-central Pakistan has been resolved, IRIN learnt on Tuesday.



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