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June 2003 Pakistan Special Weapons News

  • MUSHARRAF ON AFGHANISTAN VOA 30 Jun 2003 -- Beyond the capital of Kabul, much of Afghanistan remains out of the control of the central government. Regional warlords, defiant of President Karzai still maintain formidable power and resources, adding to the instability of a nation racked by over 20 years of war. Neighboring countries -- among them Pakistan -- are watching the situation closely.
  • PAKISTAN-INDIA VOA 30 Jun 2003 -- For the first time in over a year, a Pakistani diplomatic representative to India is setting up office in New Delhi.
  • Pakistani Diplomat Sets Up Office in India VOA News 30 Jun 2003 -- For the first time in over a year, a Pakistani diplomatic representative to India is setting up office in New Delhi.
  • PAKISTAN / TERROR VOA 30 Jun 2003 -- A Pakistani court has sentenced three men to death for orchestrating a suicide car-bombing last year, which killed 11 French engineers in the port city of Karachi. The defense team is already planning an appeal.
  • 3 Pakistanis Sentenced to Death in 2002 Karachi Attack VOA News 30 Jun 2003 -- A Pakistani court has sentenced three men to death for orchestrating a suicide car-bombing last year, which killed 11 French engineers in the port city of Karachi. The defense team is already planning an appeal.
  • Pakistani Court Orders Death for 3 Militants VOA News 30 Jun 2003 -- A Pakistani court has sentenced three Islamic militants to death for organizing a suicide attack that killed 11 French engineers last year. An anti-terrorism court in Karachi handed down the sentences today (Monday) to Pakistanis Asif Zahir and Bashir Ahmed, along with Mohammad Sohail, who remains at large.
  • PAKISTAN/POL VOA 28 Jun 2003 -- Pakistan's opposition has failed to push through a no-confidence motion against the speaker of the National Assembly. But opposition parties are still determined to fight what they say is President Pervez Musharraf's illegal manipulation of Pakistani law.
  • Pakistan No-Confidence Vote Fails VOA News 28 Jun 2003 -- Pakistan's opposition has failed to push through a no-confidence motion against the speaker of the National Assembly. But, opposition parties are still determined to fight what they say is President Pervez Musharraf's illegal manipulation of Pakistani law.
  • Pakistan: Musharraf Urges U.S. To Tackle Terrorism's 'Root Causes' RFE/L 27 Jun 2003 -- Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, a key ally in the U.S. war on terrorism, was rewarded for his efforts this week with a major U.S. aid package for Islamabad's armed forces and economy. Despite the reward, Musharraf used his visit to Washington to press the Bush administration to address not only the symptoms of Islamic terrorism but what he called its "root causes."
  • Pakistan: South Asia Expert Speaks About Significance Of U.S. Aid Package To Islamabad RFE/L 27 Jun 2003 -- On the occasion of Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's visit to Washington this week, RFE/RL spoke with Stephen Cohen, a former U.S. diplomat considered to be one of the U.S.'s top experts on South Asia. A senior fellow with the Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank, Cohen has written books on the Indian and Pakistani militaries and is working on a study of the effects of Pakistan's development on its neighbors and the United States.
  • President Musharraf Seeks Enlightened, Moderate Pakistan Washington File 26 Jun 2003 -- In his June 25 address to the U.S. Institute of Peace, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf outlined his goals for the future of Pakistan: a country at peace, strengthened by democracy, with economic development, and a strong friendship with the United States.
  • PAKISTAN/AFGHAN REFUGEES VOA 26 Jun 2003 -- Intense fighting along the Afghan-Pakistani border is forcing the United Nations to resettle refugees living the area. While some will now return to Afghanistan, other refugees are waiting for the Afghan economy to improve.
  • Fighting on Afghan-Pakistani Border Forces Resettling of Refugees VOA News 26 Jun 2003 -- Intense fighting along the Afghan-Pakistani border is forcing the United Nations to resettle refugees living the area. While some will now return to Afghanistan, other refugees are waiting for the Afghan economy to improve.
  • Musharraf: Pakistani-US Relations Will Continue to Improve VOA News 26 Jun 2003 -- In just a few years, Pakistan has gone from international pariah to a close U.S. ally in the global war against terrorism. Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf detailed Islamabad's willingness to cooperate with Washington during his fourth visit to the United States since September 11, 2001.
  • PAKISTAN / U-S VOA 25 Jun 2003 -- In just a few years, Pakistan has gone from international pariah to a close U-S ally in the global war against terrorism. Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf detailed Islamabad's willingness to cooperate with Washington during his fourth visit to the United States since September 11th,2001.
  • Transcript: Commitment Seen to New Relationship between U.S., Pakistan Washington File 24 Jun 2003 -- A senior Bush administration official described President Bush's June 24 meeting with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf as "historic," because, he said, the two leaders made a long-term commitment to build a fundamentally new relationship between the two countries.
  • Bush-Musharraf Talks Focus on Security and Economic Expansion Washington File 24 Jun 2003 -- President Bush praised Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf as a "courageous leader and friend of the United States," as the two leaders emerged from their June 24 discussions at the presidential retreat at Camp David, Maryland.
  • BUSH PAKISTAN VOA 24 Jun 2003 -- President Bush has announced a three-billion-dollar package of military and economic aid for Pakistan, a key ally in the war on terrorism. The announcement came after talks with Pakistani leader Pervez Musharraf at Camp David, the U-S presidential retreat near Washington.
  • U.S., Pakistan Presidents Agree to Continue Fight Against Terrorism AFPS 24 Jun 2003 -- Calling him a "courageous leader and friend to the United States," President Bush thanked Pakistan President Perves Musharraf for assisting the United States in its war on terrorism.
  • Bush Announces $3 Billion Aid Package for Pakistan VOA News 24 Jun 2003 -- U.S. President George W. Bush says he will work with Congress to assemble a $3 billion aid package for Pakistan, a key U.S. ally in the war on terrorism.
  • PAKISTAN/U-S VOA 24 Jun 2003 -- Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf is meeting with President Bush in the United States (Tuesday). Senior Pakistani officials say the two leaders will focus on enhancing economic and defense cooperation as well as Pakistan's strained relations with neighboring India.
  • Bush, Musharraf to Examine Economic, Defense Ties VOA News 24 Jun 2003 -- Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf is meeting with President Bush in the United States Tuesday. Senior Pakistani officials say the two leaders will focus on enhancing economic and defense cooperation as well as Pakistan's strained relations with neighboring India.
  • Bush, Musharraf Discuss War on Terror VOA News 24 Jun 2003 -- American President George W. Bush is meeting with visiting Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, at Camp David, the U.S. presidential retreat near Washington.
  • BUSH PAKISTAN OVERNIGHTER VOA 23 Jun 2003 -- President Bush meets today (Tuesday) with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf. They will confer at Camp David, the U-S presidential retreat near Washington.
  • PAKISTAN / CONSTITUTION VOA 20 Jun 2003 -- Opposition parties in Pakistan say they are filing a no-confidence motion against the Parliament's speaker, the latest in their moves to break the deadlock in the nation's constitutional crisis. The opposition in Pakistan is growing impatient since the government has so far refused to discuss changes it made to constitution.
  • PAKISTAN: Political crisis over constitutional changes deepens IRIN 17 Jun 2003 -- An outcry followed Saturday's declaration by the Speaker of Pakistan’s National Assembly to the effect that the controversial Legal Framework Ordinance (LFO) had passed into law. The LFO consists of constitutional amendments introduced by the country's powerful military ruler, Gen Pervez Musharraf, in August last year. Experts say the step taken by the Speaker could serve to legitimise the changes, effectively incorporating them into the constitution.
  • Indian Lawmakers Travel to Pakistan on Peace Mission VOA 17 Jun 2003 -- A delegation of Indian lawmakers is going to Pakistan Tuesday for a week-long discussion of relations between the two longtime rivals. The visit is the latest in a series of tentative moves toward peace.
  • PAKISTAN-INDIA VOA 17 Jun 2003 -- A delegation of Indian lawmakers is going to Pakistan Tuesday for a week-long discussion of relations between the two longtime rivals. The visit is the latest in a series of tentative moves toward peace.
  • PAKISTAN MUSHARRAF VOA 16 Jun 2003 -- Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf says he plans to seek more financial assistance from the United States when he visits Washington next week.
  • Pakistan to Seek More US Financial Assistance VOA 16 Jun 2003 -- Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf says he plans to seek more financial assistance from the United States when he visits Washington next week.
  • PAKISTAN POLITICS VOA 10 Jun 2003 -- Pakistan's parliamentary opposition is boycotting a key budget debate to demand that President Pervez Musharraf loosen his grip on power. The lawmakers want the president to give up his role as military chief and cancel changes he made to the Constitution.
  • PAKISTAN: Refugees worried about dumping of bodies IRIN 10 Jun 2003 -- Refugees living on Pakistan's southwestern border have expressed concern over their safety following the dumping in their vicinity of the bodies of about 20 individuals killed in recent fighting. The bodies were of suspected Taliban fighters killed during a battle with Afghan government troops in the Spin Buldak area of southeastern Afghanistan on 4 June. The international media reported that up to 40 suspected Taliban fighters and nine Afghan soldiers had been killed in the battle.
  • PAKISTAN / ISLAM VOA 02 Jun 2003 -- The parliament in Pakistan's North-West Frontier province has approved legislation to make Sharia -- or Islamic teachings -- the governing law in the region. An alliance of six hard-line Islamic parties rules the province that borders Afghanistan.
  • PAKISTAN / INDIA VOA 02 Jun 2003 -- Pakistan's first envoy to India in more than a year says he will be going to New Delhi with the expectation that the two countries will soon begin talks to resolve their differences.



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