Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
June 2005 Pakistan Special Weapons News
- Musharraf Vows Full Support In London Probe RFE/RL 15 Jul 2005 -- Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has promised British Prime Minister Tony Blair that Pakistan will provide its full support and assistance to the investigations into last week's bombings in London.
- Experts Assess U.S. Policy on Pakistan VOA 30 Jun 2005 -- The United States says Pakistan is one of its most important allies in the war on terrorism. But at the same time, it is concerned about the South Asian nation's human rights record
- Pakistan rejects Russian FM claim on terrorist camps IRNA 25 Jun 2005 -- Pakistan on Saturday rejected Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov statement that terrorists are being trained in camps in Pakistan and Afghanistan with the help of former Taliban and members of Islamic movement of Uzbekistan.
- U.S. Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program Making Its Mark Overseas Washington File 24 Jun 2005 -- On May 27, after a bombing at the Bari Imam Shrine in Islamabad, the Pakistani Federal Investigative Agency immediately dispatched a select police counterterrorism group to the scene of the crime.
- Al-Qaeda in touch with local extremist groups: Pak official IRNA 24 Jun 2005 -- Pakistan has said that Al-Qaeda had established a strong nexus with outlawed extremist groups in the country.
- Pakistan denies Al-Qaeda, Taliban leaders in Pakistan IRNA 21 Jun 2005 -- Pakistan's Interior Minister Aftab Sherpao has rejected a claim of ex-US ambassador to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad that Mullah Omar and some other Taliban leaders were in Pakistan.
- Pakistan for probe into US envoy's murder plot IRNA 20 Jun 2005 -- Pakistan on Monday called for probe into reports that Afghan security forces have arrested three Pakistanis for allegedly planning to assassinate the US ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad.
- Pak, US navies to conduct joint wargames from 22 IRNA 20 Jun 2005 -- Pakistan and US navies will conduct a joint exercise in the North Arabian Sea from June 22, it was announced here on Monday by US and Pakistani naval officials.
- Pakistan to enact anti-money laundering law IRNA 17 Jun 2005 -- Pakistan has planned to enact anti-money laundering law for which a draft has been prepared by the Finance Ministry.
- Asefi dismisses Iranian cooperation with Pakistani scientist IRNA 16 Jun 2005 -- Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi on Thursday dismissed press reports that Iran had close cooperation with Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadir for procurement of nuclear equipment.
- Pakistan, India resume to back channel diplomacy IRNA 15 Jun 2005 -- Senior officials of Pakistan and India have revived the back channel diplomacy when they met in Dubai.
- Australia, Pakistan Sign Counterterrorism Pact VOA 15 Jun 2005 -- Australia and Pakistan have signed a deal (Wednesday) to boost their cooperation against terrorism. The agreement was reached in Canberra during a visit by President Pervez Musharraf, whose courage in the fight against extremism has been praised by the Australian government. It's the first official trip to Australia by a Pakistani leader.
- Pakistan President Convinced Kashmir Deal within Reach VOA 14 Jun 2005 -- Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has said the leaders of India and Pakistan must try to resolve the long-running dispute over Kashmir before they leave office. Speaking during a visit to Australia, the president said he was optimistic that a peace deal would soon be brokered.
- Pakistan Hopeful of Solution to Kashmir Dispute VOA 13 Jun 2005 -- Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf says that the decades old Kashmir dispute with India can be resolved in "two weeks" if leaders of both countries show sufficient political will.
- SAARC Summit Scheduled for November VOA 11 Jun 2005 -- Pakistan has announced that (Saturday) the twice-postponed summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, or SAARC, will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on November 12th.
- Pakistan, India to resume back channel diplomacy - report IRNA 10 Jun 2005 -- Pakistan and India are set to return to back channel diplomacy to discuss Kashmir and other matters of bilateral importance, a local press reported on Friday.
- Two detained in Pakistan shrine bomb blast: minister IRNA 10 Jun 2005 -- Two men have been detained in connection with the last month bomb attack on a religious gathering in Islamabad which had killed some 20 people, Interior Minister Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao said on Friday.
- Kashmiri Separatists See Breakthrough in Peace Negotiations VOA 08 Jun 2005 -- Separatist leaders from Indian-ruled portions of the Kashmir region say there are strong indications India and Pakistan are moving toward a negotiated settlement of the long-running dispute over the divided Himalayan territory.
- Work on Pakistan's 3rd N-plant starts by year end - report IRNA 07 Jun 2005 -- The work on Chashma-II nuclear power plant in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province will start by year-end, a local publication wrote on Tuesday.
- Pakistan arrests two suspects of suicide bombing IRNA 07 Jun 2005 -- Two members of a banned extremist group, who masterminded a suicide bomb attack on a Shiite mosque in the port city of Karachi last week, have been arrested in an overnight raid, Police said Tuesday.
- Pakistan hands over al-Qaeda suspect to US: spokesman IRNA 06 Jun 2005 -- Pakistan said on Monday that a top al-Qaeda suspect Abu Farraj al-Libbi, who was wanted for two assassination attempts against President Gen. Pervez Musharraf, has been handed over to the United States.
- Pakistan Says Al-Qaida Terror Suspect Handed to United States VOA 06 Jun 2005 -- Pakistan says it recently transferred a top al-Qaida operative to U.S. custody.
- Pak Army fully backing peace process: Indian opposition leader told IRNA 04 Jun 2005 -- The visiting Indian ex-deputy premier and leader of opposition in Lok Sabha LK Advani was told that Pakistan Army was fully backing the on-going peace process between the two countries.
- Kashmiri Leaders Demand Inclusion in India-Pakistan Peace Process VOA 03 Jun 2005 -- Separatist leaders from the disputed territory of Kashmir say India and Pakistan cannot resolve the conflict, without involving the people of Kashmir in the peace process.
- Pakistan hands over al-Libby to US: Musharraf IRNA 01 Jun 2005 -- Pakistan's President General Pervez Musharraf said Islamabad has handed over an al-Qaeda suspect to the US, who was announced captured last month.
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