Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
November 2005 Pakistan Special Weapons News
- Earthquake Rattles Political Landscape in Pakistan VOA 30 Nov 2005 -- The massive response to the Kashmir earthquake has changed political relationships in Pakistan
- Pakistan: Harsh Winter Weather Begins For Quake Survivors RFE/RL 28 Nov 2005 -- Pakistan's earthquake zone got its first harsh winter weather yesterday.
- Pakistan, Saudi Arabia holding joint naval exercises IRNA 28 Nov 2005 -- Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have started joint naval exercises with the participation of a task group of seven Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) ships, a Pakistan navy statement said on Monday.
- Pakistan Investigates Terror Threats to China VOA 24 Nov 2005 -- Pakistan says it is investigating a message, sent to the Chinese consulate in Karachi, which threatens terror attacks in mainland China and Hong Kong ahead of next month's World Trade Organization conference.
- NATO commander says no long-term stay in Pakistan IRNA 24 Nov 2005 -- Commander of NATO's relief team in Pakistan Andrew Walton Thursday dispelled the impression that NATO troops were setting up permanent bases in the region.
- No time frame to close Kashmir LoC crossings: Pakistan IRNA 23 Nov 2005 -- Pakistan on Wednesday said there is no time-frame from its side on when to close down the five crossings on the Line of Control on both sides of Kashmir.
- Australian Prime Minister Praises Pakistan's Anti-Terrorism Efforts VOA 22 Nov 2005 -- Australian Prime Minister John Howard is in Pakistan on a three-day visit aimed at strengthening ties between the two countries
- PAF chief for purchase of F-16 planes now IRNA 21 Nov 2005 -- The chief of Pakistan Air Force Kalim Saadat has called for purchase of F-16 planes from the United States now, indirectly opposing the deferment as announced by President General Pervez Musharraf.
- Pakistan: with quake aid aimed at long term, UN experts warn of immediate needs UN News Centre 21 Nov 2005 -- While warmly welcoming Saturday's international donors' conference for Pakistan's recovery from last month's devastating earthquake, a group of United Nations experts warned today that the vast majority of pledges are earmarked for long-term recovery even as operations remain in the critical rescue and assistance phase.
- Focus more on nuclear proliferation from Pakistan: India to IAEA IRNA 20 Nov 2005 -- India welcomed the progress made by the UN nuclear watchdog in obtaining a document related to Iran's nuclear program and expressed hope it will shed more light on the clandestine activities of the Pakistan-based A Q Khan network.
- Pakistani Police Say 3 More Detainees Confessed to Karachi Bombing VOA 17 Nov 2005 -- Pakistani authorities say three more men arrested in connection with a car bomb attack outside an American fast food restaurant in Karachi Tuesday have confessed to the crime.
- Pakistan, India Open Final Crossing Point in Kashmir for Quake Aid VOA 16 Nov 2005 -- Pakistan and India have opened a fifth and final crossing point along the Line of Control in the divided Kashmir region to exchange earthquake relief aid.
- Bombing Suspect Arrested in Pakistan VOA 16 Nov 2005 -- Pakistan has arrested a suspect in Tuesday's deadly car bombing attack in the southern city of Karachi
- Bomb in Pakistan Kills at Least 3 VOA 15 Nov 2005 -- A car bomb outside a fast food restaurant in the southern Pakistan city of Karachi has killed at least three people and injured about 15 others, some critically.
- No radical can take over Pakistan: Musharraf IRNA 14 Nov 2005 -- Pakistan's President General Pervez Musharraf has said that no radical can ever take over the country.
- Pakistan, India open third Kashmir crossing for quake survivors' help IRNA 12 Nov 2005 -- Pakistan and India on Saturday opened the third crossing point on the Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed region of Kashmir to allow entry or aid to victims of last month's earthquake, but no Kashmiri was allowed to cross over.
- Pakistan death toll reaches more than 86,000: Minister IRNA 11 Nov 2005 -- Death toll from Pakistan's last month earthquake has reached more than eighty-six thousand (86,000) while the number of injured is estimated at more than one hundred thousand, Health Minister said on Thursday.
- Second US Military Hospital to Help Pakistan Quake Victims VOA 10 Nov 2005 -- The U.S. military is putting a second mobile hospital into northwestern Pakistan to help earthquake victims through the fast approaching winter.
- Pakistan condemns US choppers landing in Kashmir IRNA 09 Nov 2005 -- Pakistan has condemned landing of two US helicopters in India-administered Kashmir on Tuesday.
- Pakistan, India open second crossing point IRNA 09 Nov 2005 -- Pakistan and India on Wednesday opened another crossing in their disputed Kashmir region to exchange aid for survivors of the devastating October 8 earthquake, but did not allow any Kashmiri to cross over.
- UN Renews Pakistan Quake-Aid Appeal as Harsh Winter Approaches VOA 08 Nov 2005 -- The top U.N. relief official has renewed his urgent appeal for Pakistan earthquake aid, pointing to forecasts of an unusually harsh winter in the region.
- Lockheed Martin Awarded $89 Million for Six Mobile Long-Range Radars for Pakistan Lockheed Martin 08 Nov 2005 -- The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) an $89 million contract to provide six long-range AN/TPS-77 transportable radar systems for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY EMERGENCY RELIEF COORDINATOR ON SOUTH ASIA EARTHQUAKE United Nations 07 Nov 2005
- NATO, United Nations Expand Airlift to Pakistan Earthquake Zone Washington File 07 Nov 2005 -- NATO and the United Nations refugee agency are expanding their emergency airlift into Pakistan, where at least 73,000 people are estimated to have died in the October 8 earthquake and its aftermath.
- Pakistan hints at deferment of F-16 jets purchase IRNA 05 Nov 2005 -- Pakistan on Friday hinted at a possible deferment of the purchase of more F-16 fighter planes from the United States to divert the money to relief and rehabilitation of earthquake victims.
- UN Hails Pakistan's Decision to Postpone Jet Purchase VOA 05 Nov 2005 -- The United Nations has hailed a decision by Pakistan to postpone the purchase of fighter jets from Washington in order to provide more relief to earthquake victims as the Himalayan winter approaches.
- UNHCR, NATO Extend Emergency Airlift to Pakistan VOA 04 Nov 2005 -- The U.N. Refugee agency and NATO are extending and expanding their two-week-old airlift of emergency relief supplies to earthquake struck Pakistan.
- C-130s drop humanitarian aid into Pakistan AFPN 04 Nov 2005 -- Two C-130 Hercules aircrews left here Oct. 29 and airdropped an estimated 50,000 pounds of humanitarian supplies to victims of the Oct. 8 earthquake in Pakistan.
- Musharraf Postpones F-16 Purchase to Provide More Quake Relief VOA 04 Nov 2005 -- Pakistan says it will postpone the purchase of F-16 fighter jets from the United States in order to provide more relief to victims of the devastating October 8 earthquake.
- U.S. HELICOPTER RELIEF FLIGHTS TOP 1000 IN PAKISTAN CENTCOM 04 Nov 2005 -- U.S. military helicopter crews delivering relief aid to earthquake survivors in Pakistan's remote mountain ranges have flown more than 1000 trips since beginning flight operations here Oct 11.
- State Department Update on U.S. Response to Pakistan Earthquake Washington File 03 Nov 2005 -- The United States has raised its commitment to relief and reconstruction efforts following the October 8 Pakistan earthquake, announcing a commitment of $156 million to Pakistan for earthquake assistance at a United Nations-sponsored donors' conference in Geneva, according to a fact sheet issued November 3 by the State Department.
- US Navy Transports UAE Donation to Earthquake Victims in Pakistan Navy NewsStand 03 Nov 2005 -- A Navy C-130 from Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 64 of Willow Grove, Pa., delivered more than 12,000 pounds of blankets and toys donated by the United Arab Emirates to Islamabad, Pakistan Nov. 2.
- Pakistan says al-Qaeda suspect arrested, local killed in shootout IRNA 03 Nov 2005 -- One al-Qaeda suspect has been arrested and a Pakistani man killed in shootout with security men in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province, Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said on Thursday.
- UN food agency deploys world's largest helicopter for Pakistani quake relief UN News Centre 03 Nov 2005 -- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that an MI-26, the world's largest helicopter capable of lifting 10 times the previous loads, has started flying relief supplies into areas hit hardest the devastating Pakistani earthquake, but more international funding is still urgently needed.
- U.S. AIR FORCE PAKISTAN RELIEF SUMMARY CENTCOM 03 Nov 2005 -- The U.S. Air Force continued to support Pakistan-led earthquake recovery operations by airlifting much-needed supplies into the devastated region Wednesday.
- U.S. Committed to Relief, Recovery, Reconstruction in Pakistan Washington File 02 Nov 2005 -- U.S. assistance to Pakistan in the wake of the October 8 earthquake that struck the northern part of the country, killing an estimated 73,000 people, will consist of simultaneous relief, recovery and reconstruction efforts for at least several months to come, according to the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Assistant Administrator Michael Hess.
- Military Uses Air, Sea Power to Aid Pakistan AFPS 02 Nov 2005 -- The U.S. military is using a variety of air and sea assets to move supplies to earthquake-stricken Pakistan, the Joint Staff's deputy director for regional operations said today in a State Department briefing.
- U.S. AIR FORCE PAKISTAN RELIEF SUMMARY CENTCOM 02 Nov 2005 -- The U.S. Air Force continued to support Pakistan-led earthquake recovery operations by airlifting much-needed supplies into the devastated region Tuesday.
- Pakistan Raises Quake Death Toll to 73,276 VOA 02 Nov 2005 -- Pakistan has officially raised the death toll from last month's massive earthquake to 73,276.
- Aid Agencies Rush Relief Supplies to Quake-Hit Pakistan VOA 01 Nov 2005 -- U.N. and international aid agencies are rushing relief supplies to quake-hit Pakistan.
- USS PEARL HARBOR MAKES THIRD PAKISTANI RELIEF DELIVERY CENTCOM 01 Nov 2005 -- The amphibious landing ship dock USS Pearl Harbor (LSD-52) offloaded 16 pieces of heavy machinery Oct. 29 to contribute to the Pakistani led relief effort for the victims of the devastating earthquake that struck the region.
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