Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
January 2006 - Pakistan Special Weapons News
- US helicopter violates Pakistani airspace IRNA 30 Jan 2006 -- An American helicopter violated Pakistan's airspace by crossing Pakistan-Afghan border in North Waziristan in wee hours of Sunday.
- NATO Land Component Command leaves Pakistan IRNA 29 Jan 2006 -- The Spanish-led Land Component Command (LCC) of the NATO Disaster Relief Team in Pakistan departed Sunday from Chaklala Air Base in Islamabad, a NATO statement said.
- Pakistan opposed to taking Iran issue to UNSC: ambassador IRNA 26 Jan 2006 -- Pakistan on Thursday opposed the United States-led bid to take the Iran nuclear issue to the United Nations Security Council and advocated settlement of the issue through negotiations.
- Interpol issues Red Notices to former Pakistan prime minister, her spouse IRNA 26 Jan 2006 -- The international police organization, Interpol, has issued red notices of former prime minister Benazir Bbutto and her spouse Asif Ali Zardari on corruption charges, an Interpol statement said on Thursday.
- Pakistan opposition says leaders justifying U.S air strike IRNA 26 Jan 2006 -- A leading opposition party in Pakistan said on Thursday that vague and contradictory official statements about American attack on the tribal agency amount to justifying violation of Pakistan's sovereignty.
- Bhutto Dismisses Interpol Notice as Politically Motivated VOA 26 Jan 2006 -- Pakistan's former prime minister has rejected the issuance of an Interpol notice against her, calling it a political maneuver by the Pakistani government.
- Musharraf Says Iran Should Not Have Nuclear Weapons VOA 26 Jan 2006 -- Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf says Iran should not be allowed to acquire nuclear weapons.
- Pakistan Seeks Arrest of Former Prime Minister Bhutto VOA 26 Jan 2006 -- Following a request from the Pakistani Government the international crime fighting organization, Interpol, has issued so-called red notices seeking the arrest of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and her husband, Asif Ali Zardari.
- Pakistani President Says No Plans To Quit Iran Pipeline RFE/RL 26 Jan 2006 -- President Pervez Musharraf has said Pakistan has no plans to abandon a project with Iran to build a natural-gas pipeline despite U.S. pressure aimed at convincing it to do so.
- Landmine blast kills six in southwestern Pakistan IRNA 25 Jan 2006 -- At least six people, including three children and two women, were killed when a roadside landmine hit a passenger coach in Pakistan restive southwestern Balochistan province on Wednesday, an official said.
- Rockets fired near Pakistan military base IRNA 25 Jan 2006 -- Rockets were fired near a military check post and other nearby areas in a Pakistan' border town close the border with Afghanistan on Wednesday, but no one was hurt, police and correspondents said.
- U.S./Pakistan: Diplomacy Displaces Tensions As Bush, Aziz Meet RFE/RL 25 Jan 2006 -- Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz and U.S. President George W. Bush met on 24 January to discuss their continuing close cooperation on a variety of issues, including terrorism
- Pakistan Freezes Accounts of 2 Firms Suspected of Funding Taleban VOA 25 Jan 2006 -- Pakistani authorities have raided offices of two Afghan trading firms suspected of providing funds to leaders of Taleban insurgents and frozen their bank accounts.
- U.S. Commits $200 Million More to Pakistan Quake Reconstruction Washington File 24 Jan 2006 -- The United States has committed an additional $200 million to reconstruction efforts in parts of northern Pakistan that were devastated by the October 2005 earthquake.
- Iran, Pakistan Reaffirm Plans To Build Gas Pipeline RFE/RL 24 Jan 2006 -- Pakistan says a plan to build a natural-gas pipeline from Iran to India through its territory should go ahead as scheduled.
- Pak tribesmen condemn US air strike, burn Bush, Musharraf effigies IRNA 23 Jan 2006 -- Thousands of tribesmen on Sunday staged a demonstration in the Pakistani tribal area of Bajur against last week's US missile attack that killed 18 persons, including women and children.
- Pakistan-opposition ban Pakistan stops opposition leaders to visit US bombing site IRNA 23 Jan 2006 -- Pakistani authorities on Monday stopped a group of opposition leaders and journalists from entering the Bajur tribal region.
- Pakistan says US promises probe of air strike that killed civilians IRNA 23 Jan 2006 -- The United States has assured Pakistan that it will investigate last week's air strike on Bajur tribal region, which had killed 18 people, including women and children.
- Pakistan concerned at U.S air strike in tribal region IRNA 23 Jan 2006 -- Security officials from Pakistan, the United States and Afghanistan on Monday met along the border region and agreed to further tighten security and improve mutual coordination, reports said.
- Musharraf for Pakistan-India conflict resolution stage IRNA 21 Jan 2006 -- President Pervez Musharraf on Saturday noted the importance of Confidence Building Measures between Pakistan and India and underscored the imperative of moving to the conflict resolution stage.
- PAF chief rules out possibility of Pak-India war IRNA 21 Jan 2006 -- The Chief of Pakistan Air Force Marshal Kaleem Saadat has ruled out the possibility of 'Pak-India' war.
- Pakistan Calls For More US Coordination in War on Terror VOA 21 Jan 2006 -- Pakistan's foreign minister has called for better cooperation with the United States to avoid a repeat of last week's missile strike that killed civilians in the tribal border region.
- Pakistan says investigating al-Qaeda members killing reports IRNA 20 Jan 2006 -- Pakistan Information Minister said on Thursday that media reports about the killing of four top al-Qaeda members in a U.S. missile strike last week in the country's tribal region are being investigated.
- Pakistan, India launch new bus service IRNA 20 Jan 2006 -- A new bus service connecting the Pakistani city of Lahore and the Indian Amritsar was launched on Friday as the bus with 10 passengers and 14 officials on board crossed over to India.
- Pak Senate to hold debate on US attack on Wednesday IRNA 20 Jan 2006 -- The Senate of Pakistan will hold a two-hour debate on the recent American attack on a Bajaur Agency locality in the tribal belt on Wednesday.
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY PRIME MINISTER OF PAKISTAN United Nations 20 Jan 2006
- Pakistan Relief Effort Reaches Major Milestones AFPS 20 Jan 2006 -- U.S. helicopters supporting earthquake relief efforts in Pakistan set a new record yesterday, delivering 232 tons of humanitarian aid for earthquake victims in a single day, U.S. embassy officials in Islamabad, Pakistan, reported today.
- NATO closes military hospital in Kashmir, team leaves Pakistan IRNA 19 Jan 2006 -- The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has closed its medical hospital in Pakistan-administered Kashmir and its medical team has left the country, the NATO said on Wednesday.
- Senior Al-Qaida Officials Reported Killed in Pakistan Missile Attack VOA 19 Jan 2006 -- Media reports say last week's missile attack in Pakistan killed at least three al-Qaida leaders, including one of the terror group's top chemical weapons experts.
- Pakistan cabinet condemns US air strike IRNA 18 Jan 2006 -- The Pakistani cabinet on Tuesday strongly condemned the recent US air strike on the tribal area of Bajaur, which killed innocent people.
- US attacks could affect Pak-US cooperation in anti-terror war: Kasuri IRNA 18 Jan 2006 -- Pakistan has cautioned the United States and the European Union that similar attacks as the one on the Bajaur region could have a negative impact on Pakistan's cooperation with the US and EU in the anti-terrorism war.
- Some Baloch tribal chiefs run private armies, says Musharraf IRNA 18 Jan 2006 -- President of Pakistan General Pervez Musharraf has said that some tribal chiefs in Balochistan province run private armies and create law and order problems in the province.
- Pakistan has intelligence sharing with 50 states, says Pak FM IRNA 18 Jan 2006 -- Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri has informed the lower house of Parliament that the country has intelligence cooperation with at least 50 countries.
- India and Pakistan Reaffirm Committment to Peace VOA 18 Jan 2006 -- India says it is optimistic about its peace process with Pakistan after holding two days of talks with its nuclear rival.
- US: Contacts with Pakistan Positive Despite Attack Protests VOA 17 Jan 2006 -- Bush administration officials said Tuesday U.S. contacts with Pakistan remain positive despite protests over the reported U.S. missile attack last Friday aimed at a senior al-Qaida figure.
- India, Pak to hold third round of Composite Dialogue IRNA 17 Jan 2006 -- India and Pakistan are to begin two days of foreign secretary-level talks here today.
- Pakistan Confirms 4 Foreign Militants Killed in Missile Attack VOA 17 Jan 2006 -- Pakistan has confirmed that Friday's U.S. missile attack in its border area was aimed at foreign militants invited to a dinner and at least four of them were killed.
- India and Pakistan Open New Round of Talks VOA 17 Jan 2006 -- India and Pakistan have started a new round of talks focused on new confidence-building measures and their dispute over Kashmir.
- US bombardment an attack on Pakistan's sovereignty: Kasuri IRNA 17 Jan 2006 -- Pakistan has described the United States' bombardment last week of a tribal area in the country as an attack on its sovereignty.
- Pakistani PM will bring up US air strike during Washington visit IRNA 17 Jan 2006 -- Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz said on Tuesday he will discuss the American air strike with US officials during his visit to the United States, beginning on January 18.
- Pakistan says bodies of foreign militants removed from scene IRNA 17 Jan 2006 -- Authorities in Pakistan on Tuesday admitted that foreign militants were killed in the US air strike in the Bajaur tribal region on January 13 and that four to five bodies of foreigners were taken from the bombing site by their friends.
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON NORTHERN PAKISTAN EARTHQUAKE RELIEF BY ASSISTANT SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS United Nations 16 Jan 2006
- Missile Attack Fuels Anti-American Sentiment in Pakistan VOA 16 Jan 2006 -- Anti-American sentiment is running high in Pakistan, four days after a purported U.S. air strike killed at least 18 people in the country's remote tribal region
- Pakistan, India meet to push dialogue process: official IRNA 16 Jan 2006 -- Pakistan top diplomat, who will be leading his country's 11-member team in talks with rival India in New Delhi, said on Monday the two sides will review progress of the ongoing dialogue process.
- Thousands Pakistani tribesmen condemn 'American air strike' IRNA 14 Jan 2006 -- Thousands of people took part in a biggest rally on Saturday and condemned air strike by an American plane in the Pakistani remote tribal region, which had killed 18 people.
- Pakistan Condemns Deadly Air Attack on Border Village VOA 14 Jan 2006 -- Pakistan says it has lodged a formal protest with the U.S. ambassador in Islamabad, following air strikes that killed 18 people in a tribal area on the Afghan border, considered a haven for militants and Afghan insurgents.
- Thousands Rally In Pakistan To Protest Alleged U.S. Strike RFE/RL 15 Jan 2006 -- Thousands of people have rallied across Pakistan to protest against a purported U.S. air strike that killed at least 18 people on Pakistani territory.
- Pakistan: Islamabad Says U.S. Raid Missed Al-Qaeda Figure RFE/RL 14 Jan 2006 -- Pakistan says that a top Al-Qaeda leader was not killed in an apparent U.S. air strike near the Afghan border.
- Pakistan Files Protest With U.S. Over Air Strike RFE/RL 14 Jan 2006 -- Pakistan today filed a formal protest with the U.S. Embassy over a deadly air strike on Pakistani territory
- US News Reports: al Qaida's al-Zawahiri Believed Target of Pakistan Attack VOA 14 Jan 2006 -- But the reports, quoting both U.S. and Pakistani officials, say it is still not known if Zawahiri was killed or injured in the attack.
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- U.S. Relief Aid Intensifies As Snow Hits Pakistan Quake Region AFPS 10 Jan 2006 -- U.S. military helicopter crews are stepping up deliveries of relief supplies to earthquake victims as snowstorms pummel Pakistan's northern Kashmir region.
- Pakistan protests coalition forces firing that killed eight people IRNA 09 Jan 2006 -- Pakistan has lodged a strong protest with coalition forces in Afghanistan over the killing of eight people in the country's tribal North Waziristan region in firing from Afghanistan.
- Tribal Insurgents Suspected in Pakistan Pipeline Attack VOA 05 Jan 2006 Officials say suspected insurgents blew up a gas pipeline supplying a major power station in southwestern Pakistan. The attack is the latest challenge to government authority in Baluchistan, where militant tribes are demanding greater control over local resources.
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