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January 2005 Pakistan Special Weapons News

  • PAKISTAN / IRAN NUKES VOA 31 Jan 2005 -- Pakistan is urging Iran, the United States and European nations to peacefully resolve differences over Tehran's nuclear program.
  • PAKISTAN / GAS PIPELINE BLAST VOA 29 Jan 2005 -- Another apparent act of sabotage has disrupted Pakistan's vital natural gas pipeline system.
  • PAKISTAN: Focus on lack of development in Balochistan IRIN 27 Jan 2005 -- A recent attack on a key natural gas installation in the impoverished southern province of Balochistan, home to Pakistan's main oil and gas resources, left much of the country without natural gas for days.
  • PAKISTAN / PIPELINE VOA 27 Jan 2005 -- Pakistan's new pro-business prime minister, Shaukat Aziz, is promoting the idea of an ambitious gas pipeline that would extend from Iran through Pakistan to India. Mr. Aziz (Thursday) told participants at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland that Pakistan wants to promote peace by boosting economic cooperation with its neighbors.
  • PAKISTAN/PIPELINE SECURTIY VOA 27 Jan 2005 -- Pakistan's military has established a new base near a gas field in the southwest province of Baluchistan. The resource-rich region has been the scene of bloody clashes between rebel tribesmen and security forces.
  • Pak military denies anti-Iran joint wargames on its soil IRNA 25 Jan 2005 -- Pakistan on Tuesday denied in categorical terms that joint US and British commando wargames were held in the southern port city of Karachi.
  • PAKISTAN / AL QAIDA VOA 25 Jan 2005 -- Pakistan continues to hand suspected terrorists from al-Qaida and other groups to the United States.
  • KASHMIR VIOLATION VOA 19 Jan 2005 -- India has accused Pakistan of violating a 14-month ceasefire in the disputed Kashmir region. But the nuclear-armed rivals are trying to cool tensions over the incident.
  • PAKISTAN/GAS PIPELINE SECURITY VOA 17 Jan 2005 -- Pakistan's cabinet has vowed to use "all means" to prevent future attacks on the country's largest gas field in troubled Baluchistan Province, which borders Iran. The announcement follows recent attacks by rebel tribesmen against the installation, disrupting gas supplies to the rest of Pakistan.
  • Pakistan denies collaboration with US against Iran`s peaceful N-program IRNA 17 Jan 2005 -- Pakistan on Monday categorically rejected a US media report that Islamabad has helped American commandos in their covert operation inside Iran against the country`s nuclear program.
  • Pak Army says 17 suspects arrested in tribal operation IRNA 16 Jan 2005 -- Pakistan Army has said that upto 17 people were arrested when an operation was conducted in the country`s tribal region on Saturday after information was received that a foreign suspect is present in the region.
  • PAKISTAN/SECTARIAN VIOLENCE VOA 14 Jan 2005 -- Shiite Muslims in Pakistan have taken to the streets to protest the death of one of their religious leaders. As the government extends its curfew at the site of recent sectarian unrest, some foreigners have reportedly been evacuated from the troubled region in the north of the country.
  • PAKISTAN / ESCAPE VOA 11 Jan 2005 -- Officials in Pakistan say a suspect in the 2003 assassination attempts on President Pervez Musharraf has escaped from custody.
  • PAKISTAN / INDIA VOA 10 Jan 2005 -- Pakistani officials say that the failure of talks over a controversial dam India is building in its part of Kashmir will have a negative impact on the peace dialogue between India and Pakistan.
  • US forces won`t be deployed in tribal areas: Pakistan IRNA 06 Jan 2005 -- Pakistan has said that there was no possibility of the deployment of the US forces in the tribal areas, an area considered to be the hub of foreign militants.
  • Pak-Afghan border firing a minor incident: army IRNA 06 Jan 2005 -- The military authorities in Pakistan have described the incident of firing on Pakistan-Afghanistan border earlier this week as one of "minor tactical nature".
  • Chinese frigates deal in final stages - Pak Navy IRNA 30 Dec 2004 -- Pakistan`s negotiations with China and the United States for the procurement of new frigates and aircraft for the Pakistan Navy are in final states.
  • PAKISTAN/US PROTEST VOA 03 Jan 2005 -- Pakistan has lodged a protest with U.S.-led coalition forces in Afghanistan responsible for border security, after one of Pakistan's soldiers was killed and three injured in a cross-border clash. However, the Pakistanis are not blaming coalition soldiers for the casualties, but suspect militants or others are responsible for the clash.

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