Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
July 2005 Pakistan Special Weapons News
- Pakistan confirms to receive US fighter jets IRNA 31 Jul 20005 -- The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) on Sunday confirmed reports that it will be receiving two F-16 fighter planes from the United States in near future.
- Al-Qaeda rendered 'ineffective' in Pakistan: Musharraf IRNA 30 Jul 2005 --President General Pervez Musharraf said here Friday Pakistan should not be blamed for the terrorist acts in different parts of the world since it has dismantled the command and control system and communication network of Al-Qaeda rendering it ineffective.
- Pak, US presidents discuss campaign against terror IRNA 29 Jul 2005 -- Pakistan's President General Pervez Musharraf and his US counterpart George Bush held telephonic conversation on anti-terror campaign Thursday.
- Foreign Religious Students Ordered out of Pakistan VOA 29 Jul 2005 -- Pakistan's President, Pervez Musharraf, has banned admission of foreigners in Islamic seminaries known as madrassas in the country and has told foreigners currently studying in these institutions to leave Pakistan
- Pakistani President Says Foreigners Must Leave Madrasahs RFE/RL 29 Jul 2005 -- Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said today that all foreigners studying in the country's madrasahs will have to leave the Islamic schools.
- No Pakistani involved in London, Egypt blasts: PM Aziz IRNA 28 Jul 2005 -- Pakistan said on Thursday that none of its nationals was involved in the terrorist incidents in London and Egypt.
- US Losing Ground in Fight for Public Opinion in Pakistan VOA 27 Jul 2005 -- Karen Hughes, a close adviser to President Bush, takes on the job as Washington's top public relations official this week as undersecretary of state for public diplomacy.
- Musharraf Says Al-Qaeda Cannot Organize Global Terror From Pakistan RFE/RL 25 Jul 2005 -- Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf today said a "broken" Al-Qaeda in Pakistan could not have directed the bomb blasts in Egypt and London
- Drive against banned outfits, terrorists to continue: Pak Minister IRNA 23 Jul 2005 -- Pakistan Minister for Religious Affairs Ijaz-ul Haq said on Saturday that government would continue crackdown against banned outfits involved in terrorist activities.
- Pakistan: President Calls For Holy War Against Preachers Of Hate, But Chides Britain, Too RFE/RL 22 Jul 2005 -- Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has called for a holy war against extremists and announced steps to curb militant Islamic schools and groups
- Indian PM remarks on N-program 'unfortunate': Pakistan IRNA 22 Jul 2005 -- Pakistan on Thursday termed as "unfortunate" recent remarks by Indian prime minister regarding the security of Pakistan's nuclear program and strategic assets and said the remarks "create a misleading impression removed from facts".
- Pakistan for talks with India on missile tests IRNA 20 Jul 2005 -- Pakistan said it will discuss with India the agreement for pre-notification of missile tests during next round of talks on nuclear confidence building measures (CBMs) starting on August 5 in New Delhi.
- Pakistan's Musharraf Vows to Eliminate Extremists VOA 21 Jul 2005 -- Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf has issued a warning to those preaching religious extremism, saying a crackdown against militant Islamic forces will continueuntil they are eliminated.
- Pakistani Authorities Question Suspects In London Probe RFE/RL 21 Jul 2005 -- Pakistani authorities are said to be questioning scores of suspected Islamic militants who have been detained as part of a crackdown in connection with the investigation of the 7 July bombings in London, which killed at least 56 people.
- Pakistan Detains More Than 200 Suspected Islamic Militants VOA 20 Jul 2005 --Pakistan has detained more than 200 suspected Islamic militants in a nationwide crackdown against extremist groups.
- Pakistan: President Says Some Madrasahs Breed Terrorists RFE/RL 19 Jul 2005 -- Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf yesterday denounced the London bombings earlier this month as "un-Islamic." Musharraf also accused some madrasahs -- religious schools which once received Pakistani government support -- of involvement in extremism.
- Pakistan not satisfied with dialogue process with India: Official IRNA 18 Jul 2005 -- Pakistan on Monday said that it is not satisfied with pace of ongoing dialogue process with India.
- Pakistan protests with India over border violation IRNA 18 Jul 2005 -- Pakistan on Monday lodged a strong protest with India over the violation of Line of Control (LoC) in Kola Sector and abduction of a civilian in Village Kundi in Azad Kashmir and unprovoked firing by the Indian troops.
- '2000 rebel fighters waiting to cross into India from Pakistan' IRNA 18 Jul 2005 -- Indian newspaper 'The Asian Age' reported today that nearly 2000 armed intruders are waiting to cross into Jammu and Kashmir from Pakistan to keep the militant campaign in the Indian state on the boil.
- Pakistan Says Dead Militants Had Kazakh Passports RFE/RL 18 Jul 2005 -- The Pakistani military suggested today that a group of militants killed in a firefight near the Afghan border yesterday were Kazakh nationals, while a Kazakh diplomatic source insisted it is too early to be certain that they were Kazakh citizens.
- Russia determined to continue nuclear cooperation with Iran IRNA 15 Jul 2005 -- In a meeting with head of the Russia Federal Atomic Energy Agency Alexander Rumyantsev here Thursday declared the firm determination of his country to continue peaceful nuclear cooperation with Iran.
- Funerals Held In Pakistan For Suspected Militants RFE/RL 16 Jul 2005 -- Thousands of Pakistani tribesmen turned out for the funerals of three of 24 suspected militants killed inside Pakistan by U.S. forces on 14 July.
- Pakistan to set up 13 power plants IRNA 15 Jul 2005 -- Pakistan plans to set up 13 new nuclear power plants over the next 25 years.
- Pakistan says coalition forces kill 24 Taliban on its border IRNA 15 Jul 2005 -- Pakistan Army said on Friday that US-led coalition forces in Afghanistan have killed 24 suspected Taliban fighters in Pakistani territory close to the Afghan border.
- Pakistan assures help in London blasts probe IRNA 15 Jul 2005 -- Pakistan has promised to assist Britain in the ongoing investigation of July 7 bombings in London.
- 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.
- U.S. Seeks More Afghan, Pakistan Pressure On Militants RFE/RL 15 Jul 2005 -- A senior U.S. official says Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the United States need to improve their cooperation to put more pressure on militants operating along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.
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