Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
September 2005 Pakistan Special Weapons News
- Afghan President Thanks Pakistan For Election Help RFE/RL 30 Sep 2005 -- A Pakistani army spokesman said today that Afghan President Hamid Karzai has praised Pakistan's leader for helping Afghanistan hold peaceful legislative elections and accepted an invitation to visit Pakistan.
- Pakistan says no agreement on Siachen troops withdrawal IRNA 29 Sep 2005 -- Pakistan said on Thursday that there is no agreement reached with rival India over the withdrawal of troops from the world highest battle field Siachen Glacier
- Violence grip Pakistan tribal region IRNA 29 Sep 2005 -- Violence gripped Pakistan tribal region on Thursday as unidentified gunmen shot dead five militiamen and one officer and security forces exchanged fire with supporters of a religious leader.
- Pakistan Says North Korea Nuclear Ties 'Closed Chapter' RFE/RL 29 Sep 2005 -- Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz today said his country has given South Korea all the information it has about suspected exchanges of nuclear technology with North Korea and considers the issue "a closed chapter."
- Pakistan Calls North Korea Nuclear Ties 'A Closed Chapter' VOA 29 Sep 2005 -- Pakistan's prime minister has said his country has shared with South Korea the limited information it has about North Korea's nuclear program, and that his government is in favor of a nuclear-free Korean peninsula.
- Afghan-Pakistan Cooperation Needed To Improve Border Security Washington File 28 Sep 2005 -- President Bush's national security advisor, Stephen Hadley, thanked the Pakistani government for its efforts to strengthen security along its border with Afghanistan, but said the United States, Pakistan and Afghanistan should coordinate more closely in order to address the threat posed by the Taliban and al-Qaida in the border area.
- India, Pakistan Agree on New Cross-Border Bus Route VOA 28 Sep 2005 -- India and Pakistan have agreed to open a new bus route linking two cities on opposite sides of the border, as part of their on-going peace process.
- Pakistan Arrests Key Sunni Militant VOA 28 Sep 2005 -- Pakistani security forces reportedly have captured a top Sunni militant accused of organizing a string of suicide bomb attacks that killed dozens of Shi'ite Mulsims.
- US to continue strategic ties with Pakistan: Security advisor IRNA 27 Sep 2005 -- National Security Advisor of President George W. Bush, Steve Hadley reiterated that US commitment to a long-term, strategic relationship with Pakistan and expressed satisfaction with the level of cooperation achieved in various fields between the two countries.
- 269 martyred in Waziristan operations: Pakistan IRNA 26 Sep 2005 -- As many as 269 security personnel have been martyred while 353 terrorists killed in operations against Al-Qaeda and Taliban remnants in Pakistan's North Waziristan agency.
- Pakistan opposes move to refer Iran nuclear to Security Council IRNA 26 Sep 2005 -- Pakistan on Monday again opposed attempts to refer Iran nuclear issue to the UN Security Council and insisted that the issue should be resolved with the parameters of the UN nuclear agency.
- Heavy weapons seized in Pakistan tribal area IRNA 26 Sep 2005 -- Authorities in Pakistan's tribal region on Monday sized huge cache of heavy weapons, including missiles and anti-tank mines, reports said.
- US team to discuss border fencing with Pakistan IRNA 26 Sep 2005 -- A three-member team from the United States will discuss the erection of a fence along the Pak-Afghan border.
- Pakistan Calls Osama Bin Laden Isolated, Ineffective VOA 26 Sep 2005 -- Senior Pakistani officials claim to have effectively destroyed al-Qaida's communications network in Pakistan, and say terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden is almost completely isolated and out of touch.
- Pakistan appoints new Naval Chief IRNA 23 Sep 2005 -- Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf has appointed new naval chief, who will replace the incumbent chief Admiral Shahid Karimullah who will relinquish the command of Pakistan Navy after completion of his tenure early next month, a navy statement said on Friday.
- Pakistan seeks West co-operation in nuclear energy IRNA 19 Sep 2005 -- Pakistan on Monday sought support from U.S and other Western nations in the use of nuclear technology for civilian purposes, saying they should respond to Pakistan's expanding requirements in energy sector.
- Musharraf discusses Afghan border fencing, other issues with US military IRNA 19 Sep 2005 -- President of Pakistan General Pervez Musharraf will meet top-brass of the United States military to discuss the proposal of fencing the Pak-Afghan border and other issues in a meeting slated for Monday.
- Pakistan formally informs Afghanistan of border fencing IRNA 19 Sep 2005 -- Pakistan said on Monday that it has formally taken up with Afghanistan the proposal for fencing of Pak-Afghan border.
- Shifting of arms depots out of Pak populated areas ruled out IRNA 16 Sep 2005 -- The government of Pakistan ruled out the possibility of shifting ammunition depots out of populated areas.
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY PAKISTAN’S PRESIDENT United Nations 15 Sep 2005
- Pakistan Captures Suspected Militants in Raid VOA 15 Sep 2005 -- Pakistan says its troops have raided a major al-Qaida terror base in a tribal region bordering Afghanistan.
- Sharon Urges Palestinians to Follow Gaza Pullout with Terror Crackdown VOA 15 Sep 2005 -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, addressing the U.N. General Assembly Thursday, urged the Palestinian Authority to follow Israel's withdrawal from Gaza with a crackdown on anti-Israel extremists and incitement.
- Pakistan forces seize drone, weapons in anti-militants operation: Commander IRNA 14 Sep 2005 -- A top Pakistani general said on Tuesday that the security forces have seized a pilot less spy plane, missiles and heavy weapons during operation again militants in its Waziristan tribal area, which he described the biggest ever operation in the region.
- Pakistan Captures 21 Al-Qaeda Suspects RFE/RL 13 Sep 2005 -- Pakistani forces say that they have captured at least 21 Al-Qaeda fighters and their local supporters in the country's North Waziristan tribal region.
- Pakistan: Madrasahs Reject Government Crackdown Efforts RFE/RL 13 Sep 2005 -- As part of its effort to crackdown on religious extremism, the Pakistani government has ordered Islamic schools, known as madrasahs, to register by the end of the year or face being closed down.
- PAKISTAN - ISRAEL RELATIONS: THE 'FIRST FORMAL CONTACT' US Dept. of State IIP, Foreign Media Reaction 12 Sep 2005
- Pakistan calls for cooperation for peaceful use of nuclear energy IRNA 12 Sep 2005 -- Pakistan on Monday urged the United States and the West to extend cooperation for peaceful uses of nuclear energy.
- India Pakistan free civilian prisoners IRNA 12 Sep 2005 -- Nearly 500 Indian and Pakistani civilian risoners today crossed into their homeland to a tumultuous welcome and emotional reunion with their family and friends.
- Pakistan Air Force plane crashes IRNA 11 Sep 2005 -- A French-made Mirage fighter plane of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) crashed on Sunday in mountainous areas in eastern Punjab province, a senior police officer said.
- Pakistan to get two F-16s by year end IRNA 10 Sep 2005 -- Pakistan will get two US F-16 fighters by the end of the current year under a landmark arms deal, visiting Senior Vice President of Business Development of Lockheed Martin Corporation, Robert Rice said here Friday.
- India, Pakistan to exchange about 590 prisoners within days IRNA 10 Sep 2005 -- Islamabad and New Delhi will respectively exchange 435 Indian and 152 Pakistani prisoners on September 12 as part of a mutual confidence-building measure, the Press Trust India (PTI) reported here Saturday.
- Musharraf vows to rid Pakistan of terrorism, extremism Washington File 08 Sep 2005 -- Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf said on Thursday that relentless and persistent efforts will continue at all levels till the country is rid of the scourge of terrorism, extremism and sectarianism.
- Pakistan beefs up security on Pak Afghan border IRNA 07 Sep 2005 -- Pakistan has beefed up security along the porous Pak-Afghan border in the run up to the parliamentary elections in Afghanistan.
- Pakistan opposes use of force against Iran: PM IRNA 07 Sep 2005 -- Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz said Wednesday that Pakistan is against the use of force to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue and supports the European Union initiative in this regard.
- Iran top nuclear negotiator arrives in Pakistan IRNA 07 Sep 2005 -- Islamabad, Sept 7, IRAN - Iran's new nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani arrived here early Wednesday for talks on bilateral matters.
- Pakistani president, PM say no change in country's position on Israel IRNA 04 Sep 2005 -- General Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz have said that there is no change in Pakistan's position on Israel.
- Pakistan denies possibility of Musharraf-Sharon meeting IRNA 03 Sep 2005 -- Pakistan on Saturday denied the possibility of a meeting between President General Pervez Musharraf and his Israeli counterpart Ariel Sharon this month in the United States.
- Pakistan says Musharraf - Sharon meeting not scheduled IRNA 03 Sep 2005 -- No meeting is scheduled between President General Pervez Musharraf and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly summit later this month, Foreign Office spokesman said on Saturday.
- Pak President says Islamabad will not recognize Israel IRNA 02 Sep 2005 -- Pakistan's President General Pervez Musharraf said on Thursday that Pakistan would not recognize the Zionist regime till establishment of an independent Palestinian state.
- Pakistan president satisfied with talks with India IRNA 02 Sep 2005 -- Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf on Friday expressed satisfaction that the second round of the Composite Dialogue between Pakistan and India has completed with some positive developments.
- Pakistan not recognizing Israel: PM IRNA 02 Sep 2005 -- Pakistan said in categorical terms on Friday that it was not in the process of recognizing Israel.
- Pakistan alliance condemns Kasuri meeting with Israeli FM IRNA 02 Sep 2005 -- Pakistan's religious groups have condemned Pakistani Foreign Minister Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri's meeting with his Israeli counterpart Silvan Shalom in Turkey.
- Pakistan, India to ink missile pre-notification agreement next month IRNA 02 Sep 2005 -- Pakistan and India will sign an agreement on pre-notification of ballistic missile test when the foreign ministers meet in Islamabad next month, Foreign Secretary Riaz Muhammad Khan said.
- Pakistan, India Report Progress in Peace Efforts VOA 02 Sep 2005 -- Pakistan and India have reported progress in their wide-ranging peace talks that began early last year
- Pakistan Boosts Contacts With Israel RFE/RL 02 Sep 2005 -- President General Pervez Musharraf says Pakistan is planning to send a delegation to Israel, but is not yet ready to formally recognize the Jewish state.
- Pakistan/Israel: Foreign Ministers Hold Landmark Meeting In Istanbul RFE/RL 02 Sep 2005 -- The foreign ministers of Israel and Pakistan met for the first time in public yesterday.
- Pakistan, Israel Establish First High-Level Contact VOA 01 Sep 2005 -- The foreign ministers of Pakistan and Israel met publicly for the first time in Istanbul Thursday.
- PAKISTAN: Refugee camps along tribal belt closing IRIN 01 Sep 2005 -- Pakistani authorities on Wednesday announced the closure of 32 Afghan refugee camps in the western tribal belt.
- Israel, Pakistan Ministers Meet in Historic First VOA 01 Sep 2005 -- The Israeli and Pakistani foreign ministers met for talks Thursday in Istanbul, in the first acknowledged high-level contact between the two countries.
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