Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
May 2005 Pakistan Special Weapons News
- Suicide Bomb Attack, Riots Leave 11 Dead, Many Others Injured in Pakistan VOA 31 May 2005 -- Pakistani police Tuesday recovered the bodies of six men killed during violent protests in Karachi.
- Pakistan Claims Victory Over al-Qaida in Tribal Region VOA 28 May 2005 -- A Pakistani military commander says the army has eliminated al-Qaida from a restive tribal region near the Afghan border.
- Pakistan denies Musharraf said Iran 'anxious' for N-bomb IRNA 29 May 2005 -- Pakistani on Sunday denied remarks attributed to President General Pervez Musharraf by a German magazine that Iran was 'anxious' to develop nuclear weapons.
- Pakistan, India start talks on disputed water boundaries IRNA 28 May 2005 -- Pakistan and India on Saturday started first day of talks over Sir Creek to resolve their dispute over the water boundaries, with both saying they held talks 'in cordial and friendly atmosphere'.
- Pakistani minister says blast probe 'moving forward' IRNA 28 May 2005 -- Pakistan's interior minister said on Saturday that investigation into the deadly suicide bomb attack at a Muslim shrine near Islamabad, which killed some 20 people, is 'moving forward'.
- Protesters in Pakistan Target Actions Against Koran VOA 27 May 2005 -- Thousands of Pakistanis joined anti-American marches across the country Friday protesting alleged mistreatment of the Koran at the U.S. prison camp in Cuba.
- Pakistan Islamic alliance condemns centrifuges supply to IAEA IRNA 27 May 2005 -- Alliance of Pakistan's major Islamic groups on Thursday condemned supply of nuclear centrifuges to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and described the step as attack on the country's nuclear program.
- India, Pakistan End Talks about Glacier Standoff VOA 27 May 2005 -- Peace talks between Pakistan and India ended Friday without resolving a two-decade-old military standoff over the Siachen Glacier in the Himalayan Mountains.
- Bomb Explodes Near Muslim Shrine in Pakistan Capital VOA 27 May 2005 -- powerful bomb exploded (early Friday) at a religious gathering at a Muslim shrine in Islamabad, killing at least 19 worshipers and injuring dozens.
- Bomb Blast At Muslim Shrine In Pakistan Kills At Least 18 RFE/RL 27 May 2005 -- An explosion in the Pakistani capital Islamabad has wrought carnage at a Muslim shrine, where thousands of Shi'ite and Sunni Muslims had gathered for a religious festival, in a suspected bomb attack that has killed at least 18 people.
- India, Pakistan Consider Ending Conflict on World's Highest Battlefield VOA 25 May 2005 -- India and Pakistan start high-level peace talks Thursday aimed at resolving a two-decade military standoff on a glacier high in the Himalayan Mountains.
- Bin Laden's aide escapes raid - Pak daily IRNA 23 May 2005 -- An alleged close aide of Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar escaped before a police team raided his house in Pakistan's Punjab province on Sunday, according to a local publication.
- Pak military says terror network dismantled in tribal region IRNA 21 May 2005 -- A top Pakistani Army general said here on Friday "Terrorists' network in tribal Waziristan belt has been dismantled and Pakistan Army would never let the terrorists to regroup and endanger the peaceful atmosphere" of the tribal agency.
- Pak president vows to solve Kashmir issue in his tenure IRNA 21 May 2005 -- Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf said here Friday that the resolution of the long standing Kashmir dispute cannot be awaited indefinitely.
- No decision on presidential election: Musharraf IRNA 21 May 2005 -- President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf has said that he has not yet decided to contest presidential elections after 2007.
- 251 Pak security personnel die in anti-militant operation: Army IRNA 21 May 2005 -- A total of 251 Pakistani security personnel have been killed and some 550 injured during operation against foreign militants in the tribal region, launched in March last year, a top military general said on Saturday.
- Pakistan, India talks on Siachen heights next week IRNA 20 May 2005 -- Pakistan and India will hold talks on demilitarizing the Siachen glacier here next week, Foreign Office said on Friday.
- Pakistan Opposition Condemns President's Plans to Stay in Office Past 2007 VOA 19 May 2005 -- Opposition parties in Pakistan are strongly criticizing President Pervez Musharraf's decision to stay in office beyond 2007, when his current term expires.
- Pakistan to replace Fokkers with new turbo aircraft IRNA 18 May 2005 -- Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plans to replace its ageing Fokker aircraft fleet with modern turbo prop aircraft.
- Pakistan negotiating modalities for F-16s purchase from US IRNA 18 May 2005 -- Pakistan is discussing modalities and number of F-16 fighter jets to be purchased from the United States, a military official told IRNA.
- Pakistan reacts cautiously to Newsweek's retraction IRNA 17 May 2005 -- Pakistan on Tuesday gave cautious reaction to an announcement by the US-based publication Newsweek retracting its controversial story on desecration of Holy Qur'an in Guantanamo Bay prison.
- Pakistan makes dent in al-Qaeda: minister IRNA 16 May 2005 -- Pakistan Interior Minister Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao has said Pakistan has made a 'significant dent' in the network of al-Qaeda by arresting Abu Faraj al-Libbi and his associates.
- Attack on Pakistan Parliament foiled: Police VOA 13 May 2005 -- Pakistani police have arrested two members of a banned extremist group suspected of masterminding suicide attacks including one on the Parliament, a senior police official said on Thursday.
- Pakistan and India to Start New Cross-Border Bus Services VOA 11 May 2005 -- Pakistan and India have agreed they will soon launch two new cross-border bus services as part of their efforts to ease decades of hostility between their nuclear-capable rival nations.
- US confirms missile sales to Pakistan - daily IRNA 09 May 2005 -- The United States has confirmed the sale of some of the missiles from a package of 1.3 billion US dollars of ordered military equipment to Pakistan.
- C-130 plane delivery to Pakistan next month - report IRNA 09 May 2005 -- The first test flight of C-130 transport plane made by Lockheed Martin Corporation has been conducted in the United States and the latest version of Hercules fleet delivery to Pakistan will begin next month, said a local press report.
- Pakistan begins fighter aircraft production this year: officials IRNA 09 May 2005 -- Pakistan will begin production of JF-17 fighter aircraft this year, senior military officials said on Monday.
- Pakistan, Japan discuss N-export control - report IRNA 10 May 2005 -- Pakistan and Japan have discussed nuclear export control in a meeting here over Islamabad's command and control system of nuclear technology.
- Unmanned Aerial Vehicle crashes in Pakistan IRNA 04 May 2005 -- A Pakistani Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) crashed in the southern Pakistani Sindh province early Wednesday, but there was no casualty or property damage on ground, a military spokesman said.
- Pakistan says no to NPT sans nuclear arms IRNA 02 May 2005 -- Pakistan on Monday again said that it will not join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty as a non-nuclear weapons state.
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