Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
February 2006 - Pakistan Special Weapons News
- Pakistani President Asserts 'Nexus' Between Al-Qaida, Kashmiri Militants VOA 28 Feb 2006 -- Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf says al-Qaida terrorists, Taleban fighters and Kashmiri militants have a formed what he called a "very dangerous" nexus.
- South Asia: Bush To Focus On Nuclear, Kashmir Issues In India, Pakistan Visits RFE/RL 28 Feb 2006 -- U.S. President George W. Bush begins a visit to India and Pakistan on 1 March in which he is expected to further strengthen ties with Pakistan and to discuss nuclear issues with India
- Pakistan says Afghanistan's information on Taliban Omar old IRNA 27 Feb 2006 -- Pakistan said on Monday that information provided by Afghan government about the presence of Taliban leader Mulla Omar in Pakistan is outdated.
- Pakistan Instigates New Hunt for Taleban, al-Qaida Insurgents VOA 27 Feb 2006 -- Pakistani officials say security forces armed with fresh intelligence are tracking about 40 suspected Taleban and al-Qaida insurgents thought to be hiding out in the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.
- Pakistan, Netherlands navies hold joint exercises IRNA 26 Feb 2006 -- Pakistan Navy Fleet Units conducted a joint naval exercise with Royal Netherlands (Navy) Ship HNLMS 'De Zeven Provincien' en route to its next destination after paying a goodwill visit to Karachi, a Pakistan navy statement said on Saturday.
- Pakistan Navy inducts two fast attack missile crafts into fleet IRNA 26 Feb 2006 -- Pakistan on Friday inducted into its naval fleet two indigenously built fast attack missile crafts, the country's naval chief said.
- India, Pakistan Key Allies in War on Terror, Bush Says AFPS 22 Feb 2006 -- India and Pakistan are key allies in the long war against global terrorism and important partners in spreading democracy, President Bush told an Asia Society audience here today.
- 11 Pakistani Islamists get death sentence for attack on top general IRNA 21 Feb 2006 -- A Pakistani court on Tuesday handed down death sentence to 11 members of an Islamic group after they were found guilty of attacking a top military general, court officials said.
- Pakistan Air Force plane crashes IRNA 21 Feb 2006 -- A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) fighter aircraft crashed on Tuesday in the eastern Punjab province, a PAF statement said.
- Pakistan seeks equal status in civilian nuclear dealing IRNA 20 Feb 2006 -- Pakistan urged the world community on Monday to treat it equal with India in civilian nuclear cooperation.
- Musharraf Expresses Regret Over Killing of Chinese Engineers VOA 20 Feb 2006 -- Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf has expressed his country's regret for the killing last week of three Chinese engineers, allegedly by Pakistani insurgents
- Pakistan tests fire ballistic missiles IRNA 19 Feb 2006 -- Pakistan on Sunday successfully conducted test fire of nuclear surface-to-surface ballistic missile, an army statement said.
- Pakistan Test Fires Nuclear-Capable Missile RFE/RL 19 Feb 2006 -- Pakistan's military says it has successfully test fired today a short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.
- Pakistan says three Indian aircraft violate airspace, economic zone IRNA 17 Feb 2006 -- Pakistan said on Thursday that an Indian maritime aircraft and two Coast Guard Fast Crafts have violated its air space and Exclusive Economic Zone and a protest has been lodged with the Indian government over these violations.
- U.S. Transfers Mobile Army Surgical Hospital to Pakistan Military Washington File 16 Feb 2006 -- The United States transferred its historic 212th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) on February 16 to Pakistani military personnel, who will continue using the tent facility to treat South Asia earthquake survivors.
- Pakistan, Afghan presidents vow to fight terrorism IRNA 16 Feb 2006 -- Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf and Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday vowed to continue their joint fight against terrorism, saying the fight against Al-Qaeda and Taliban is in the interest of the two nations and the region.
- U.S. Donates Mobile Hospital to Pakistan for Earthquake Relief AFPS 16 Feb 2006 -- The United States today transferred the 212th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, the last unit of its kind in the U.S. Army, to the Pakistan government for continued use in earthquake relief efforts, a Defense Department spokesman said.
- PAKISTAN: Roots of the Balochistan conflict run deep IRIN 16 Feb 2006 -- The current clampdown in Balochistan was triggered by an attempt on President Pervez Musharraf's life in December 2005.
- Afghanistan: Karzai To Consult Pakistan About Suicide Bombings RFE/RL 15 Feb 2006 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrived in Islamabad today on a two-day visit that includes talks with Pakistani President Pervez Musharaff and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz.
- AFGHANISTAN-PAKISTAN: Karzai in Pakistan to urge crackdown on cross border attacks IRIN 15 Feb 2006 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai has begun a two-day visit to Pakistan where he will discuss the recent upsurge in violence in southern and eastern Afghanistan blamed on Taliban militants, which Kabul believes is being organised from across the border in Pakistan, officials said on Wednesday.
- U.S. Military Relief Effort in Pakistan to End This Spring AFPS 13 Feb 2006 -- The U.S. military's earthquake relief mission in Pakistan is slated to conclude this spring, a senior Defense Department official said here today.
- US Navy training Pak military engineers IRNA 13 Feb 2006 -- Personnel of the United States Navy are training Pakistani military engineers from the 457th engineering battalion to operate the American construction equipment that are to be transferred to them.
- Pakistani Shi'ites, Sunnis Reach Cease-Fire VOA 12 Feb 2006 -- Rival Muslim groups in northwestern Pakistan have ended an armed standoff after two days of violence that killed 38 people and injured dozens more.
- Suspected Suicide Bomber Attacks Shi'ite Procession in Pakistan VOA 09 Feb 2006 -- At least 27 people died and dozens more were injured in northwestern Pakistan when a suicide bomber attacked a crowd of Shi'ite Muslims observing the religious festival of Ashura.
- Pakistan PM says Iran has right of peaceful nuclear program IRNA 06 Feb 2006 -- Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz on Monday said his country supports Iran's right to use nuclear program for peaceful purposes.
- Pakistan expects amicable, diplomatic solution to Iran nuclear program IRNA 06 Feb 2006 -- Pakistan said on Monday it expects an amicable and diplomatic solution to the Iran nuclear program even after the resolution last week by the International Atomic Energy Organization to report Iran to the UN Security Council.
- U.S troops to leave Pakistan in March: official IRNA 03 Feb 2006 -- American troops, engaged in operation in Pakistan's earthquake-hit areas, will leave Pakistan in March, the country relief commissioner said on Friday.
- PAKISTAN: Focus on the conflict in Balochistan IRIN 02 Feb 2006 -- An apparent air of calm hangs over the sleepy city of Quetta, the capital of Pakistan's largest province, Balochistan, lying to the southwest and bordering Iran and Afghanistan.
- Pakistan against Iran issue's referral to UNSC IRNA 01 Feb 2006 -- Pakistan on Wednesday reiterated that it would not support the United States-led move to refer the issue of Iran's nuclear programme to the United Nations Security Council.
- Pakistani, Saudi Leaders Set to Discuss Iran's Nuclear Ambitions VOA 01 Feb 2006 -- Iran's nuclear program, currently at the center of a furious international debate, is scheduled to be on the agenda when Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah visits Pakistan this week.
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