Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
March 2006 - Pakistan Special Weapons News
- Pakistan seeks French's civilian nuclear cooperation IRNA 31 Mar 2006 -- Pakistan on Friday sought civilian nuclear cooperation from France, which concluded a civilian nuclear agreement with India in February this year.
- U.S forces wrap up Pakistan operation IRNA 30 Mar 2006 -- The American troops, engaged in Pakistan's earthquake-hit zone, formally wrap up their operation on Thursday.
- US Military Ends Earthquake Relief Mission in Pakistan VOA 30 Mar 2006 -- The U.S. military has announced the official end of its extensive earthquake relief mission in Pakistan.
- Court upholds death sentences in Musharraf's attack case IRNA 29 Mar 2006 -- A court in Pakistan on Tuesday rejected the appeals of four Air Force employees against the death sentence awarded them for planning the assassination attempt on President General Pervez Musharraf in December 2003.
- Pakistan bomb blast kills one, injures 15 others: police IRNA 29 Mar 2006 -- A bomb blast in the Pakistani northwestern city of Peshawar killed one person and injured 15 others, a senior police officer said.
- 25 People Killed in Clash Between Rival Religious Factions in Pakistan VOA 28 Mar 2006 -- Pakistani officials say at least 25 people have been killed in clashes between factions of two rival religious leaders in the country's northwest.
- Pakistan army say 15 to 20 miscreants killed in operation IRNA 24 Mar 2006 -- Pakistan army said on Friday that some 20 pro-Taliban militants including foreigners have been killed in a fresh operation in the country's restive North Waziristan tribal region.
- Pakistan sees many positive sentiments in Indian PM's peace offer IRNA 24 Mar 2006 -- Pakistan said on Friday that Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's fresh peace offer has many positive sentiments and a strong acknowledgement of the need to move forward on Jammu and Kashmir and other issues.
- Pakistani Forces Kill At Least 15 Militants Near Afghan Border VOA 24 Mar 2006 -- Pakistani security forces have killed at least 15 pro-Taleban militants in the latest in a series of violent clashes near the Afghan border. Al-Qaida and Taleban linked insurgents are reportedly gaining ground in the volatile area, part of Pakistan's semi-autonomous tribal region.
- Indian Prime Minister Makes New Peace Overtures to Pakistan VOA 24 Mar 2006 -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called for a treaty of peace and friendship with Pakistan
- Pakistan President Warns Foreign Militant to Leave or Be Killed VOA 23 Mar 2006 -- Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf Thursday ordered all foreign militants out of the country or be killed.
- Pakistani Officials Say Afghan Forces Killed Civilians, Not Taleban VOA 23 Mar 2006 -- Pakistani officials say at least 16 people killed by Afghan forces this week were Pakistani civilians and not Taleban fighters as previously claimed.
- Taliban supporters control Pak tribal areas: Pak daily IRNA 22 Mar 2006 -- Supporters of the Taliban in Pakistan have taken control of most of North and South Waziristan, enforcing strict social edicts such as a ban on the sale of music and films, shaving of beards in tribal agencies, a local newspaper reported here on Wednesday.
- Pakistan-Missile Pakistan test-fires cruise missile IRNA 21 Mar 2006 -- Pakistan on Tuesday conducted a second test-fire of its cruise missile Hatf VII (Babur), an army statement said.
- Pakistan asks India to engage seriously in composite dialogue IRNA 21 Mar 2006 -- Pakistan asked India on Monday to engage seriously in composite dialogue to reach an acceptable solution to the longstanding Kashmir dispute and to put forward such proposals which could lead to an amicable resolution of the issue.
- No military operation in tribal areas, Balochistan: Pak minister IRNA 21 Mar 2006 -- The Pakistani government in the Senate on Monday denied any military operation was underway in Balochistan or Waziristan.
- Afghan Foreign Minister Says Taleban Training Camps Inside Pakistan VOA 20 Mar 2006 -- Afghanistan's foreign minister says there are Taleban training camps across the border in Pakistan that are sources of terrorism and instability inside his country
- Rockets fired on Pakistan paramilitary fort IRNA 18 Mar 2006 -- Unidentified men fired rockets at an army fort in Pakistan's tribal region, but no one was hurt, locals at Miranshah, the headquarters of North Waziristan said.
- Pakistan: India-US Nuclear Deal Bad for South Asia's Stability VOA 17 Mar 2006 -- Pakistan says the India-U.S. nuclear deal will not be helpful to the shared objectives of stability in South Asia and a strong global non-proliferation regime.
- Pakistani forces blow up pro-Taliban seminary in tribal region IRNA 15 Mar 2006 -- Pakistani security forces on Wednesday blew up a religious seminary in the North Waziristan tribal region, suspecting the seminary was being used as Taliban base, correspondents said.
- Pakistani Security Forces Blow Up Suspected Militant Hideout VOA 15 Mar 2006 -- Pakistani officials say security forces have blown up an Islamic school suspected to be a militant base in the conflict-ridden North Waziristan region
- Pakistan Denies Trying To Kill Former Afghan President RFE/RL 13 Mar 2006 -- Pakistan today said accusations it was involved in an assassination attempt on a former Afghan president on March 12 were "baseless."
- Pakistani Supreme upholds death sentence to Indian spy IRNA 10 Mar 2006 -- The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday dismissed a review petition of an Indian citizen against his death penalty and upheld his death sentence on charges of a bomb blast in the eastern city of Lahore in 1990.
- Afghanistan: Kabul's Row With Islamabad Complicates Counterterrorism Efforts RFE/RL 10 Mar 2006 -- A diplomatic row between Pakistan and Afghanistan has intensified in the week since U.S. President George W. Bush toured South Asia
- PAKISTAN: At least 26 die in land mine explosion in restive Balochistan IRIN 10 Mar 2006 -- At least 26 people, mostly women and children, were killed as a trailer carrying a wedding party hit an anti-tank mine on Friday morning in Pakistan's restive southern province of Balochistan, according to officials.
- Landmine in Southern Pakistan Kills at Least 26 VOA 10 Mar 2006 -- Pakistani officials say that at least 26 people were killed when their vehicle hit a landmine in the restive southwestern Baluchistan Province.
- Musharraf, Abizaid discuss Pak-Afghan `tiff' IRNA 08 Mar 2006 -- Pakistan's President General Pervez Musharraf and visiting US General John Abizaid, commander of US Central Command, on Wednesday discussed the Pak-Afghan volley of allegations and counter-allegations.
- Pakistan: More Fighting As Army Shells Village Near Afghan Border RFE/RL 08 Mar 2006 -- Dozens of people have been fleeing a Pakistani village near the border with Afghanistan today in fear of fighting between government troops and pro-Taliban militants
- Pakistan Shells Suspected Hideout Near Afghan Border RFE/RL 08 Mar 2006 -- Pakistani forces have reportedly shelled a village near the Afghan border after an ambush in the region against the troubled North Waziristan's top administrator.
- Pakistan President, US Military Commander Discuss Anti-terror Fight VOA 08 Mar 2006 -- A senior U.S. military commander met with Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf Wednesday to discuss the war against terrorism
- Pakistan: Government Troops Retake Border Town From Taliban, Al-Qaeda RFE/RL 07 Mar 2006 -- Pakistan's government says its security forces now control the main town in the tribal region of North Waziristan after days of fierce fighting that left an estimated 100 Taliban and Al-Qaeda militants dead
- Pakistani Border Town Under Curfew Following Fighting RFE/RL 07 Mar 2006 -- Pakistani authorities say security forces have been enforcing a nearly 24-hour curfew in the North Waziristan town of Miranshah, the site of three days of fighting between troops and pro-Taliban militants.
- Pakistan Says Tribal Region Town Recaptured From Taliban RFE/RL 07 Mar 2006 -- Pakistani military spokesman Shaukat Sultan says government security forces have recaptured the main town in the tribal region of North Waziristan from Taliban and Al-Qaeda fighters.
- 64 militants, 5 troops die in fighting, says Pakistan Army IRNA 06 Mar 2006 -- The Pakistan military said on Sunday that a total of 64 militants were killed in two days of clashes with security forces in the country's tribal region.
- Pakistan will fence Afghan border if allegations continue: spokesperson IRNA 06 Mar 2006 -- Pakistan said on Monday that it would fence its border with Afghanistan if Afghanistan continued allegations of infiltration.
- More than 120 Killed in Clashes Between Pakistan Army, Militants VOA 06 Mar 2006 -- Pakistani forces with helicopter gunships Monday continued to pound Islamic rebel positions in the semi-autonomous tribal region bordering Afghanistan, and the military says 19 pro-Taleban militants were killed.
- Pakistan halts Waziristan military operation - minister IRNA 05 Mar 2006 -- Pakistani troops have halted operation in North Waziristan tribal region against the pro-Taliban agents, killing 24 of them, Interior Minister Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao said Sunday.
- Pakistani Soldiers Kill Dozens of Pro-Taleban Militants VOA 05 Mar 2006 -- Pakistani officials say security forces have killed dozens of pro-Taleban militants near the Afghan border
- Musharraf Accuses Some Afghans of Conspiring Against Pakistan VOA 05 Mar 2006 -- Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf is lashing out at elements in Afghanistan's government he says are trying to lay all the blame on his country for failing to capture wanted al-Qaida terrorist leader Osama bin Laden.
- Pakistani Soldiers Kill 25 Militants in Clashes in North Waziristan VOA 04 Mar 2006 -- Pakistani paramilitary soldiers have clashed again with Islamic militants in tribal North Waziristan, killing more than 25 militants. Three soldiers were also killed.
- US, Pakistani Presidents Reaffirm Commitment to War on Terror VOA 04 Mar 2006 -- President Bush and Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf say they stand united in the war on terror, and stress they look forward to an era of enhanced cooperation
- Defense Department Statement on Pakistan Partnership 04 Mar 2006 -- The defense relationship between the United States and Pakistan is a critical element of the War on Terror, and a key component of the security and stability of South Asia
- South Asia: After India, Bush Heads For Pakistan, Talks On War On Terror RFE/RL 03 Mar 2006 -- U.S. President George W. Bush is due to fly to Pakistan today after a visit to India in which he managed to strike a deal on nuclear power
- Pakistan blast kills 4, injures 48: minister IRNA 02 Mar 2006 -- At least 4 people were killed and some 48 injured in a car bomb blast near the American consulate in the Pakistani southern port city of Karachi early Thursday, a provincial minister said.
- Pakistan sad over U.S diplomat death in Karachi blast IRNA 02 Mar 2006 -- Pakistan on Thursday condemned the deadly bomb blast in Karachi and expressed shock over the death of an American diplomat in the attack, which also killed three other people
- U.S diplomat killed in Karachi blast IRNA 02 Mar 2006 -- An American diplomat was also killed in the dead bomb blast in the Pakistani port city of Karachi on Thursday, which also killed three other persons, including a Pakistani paramilitary soldier.
- Pakistan Fights Another War in Remote Province VOA 02 Mar 2006 -- Part of the reason for President Bush's trip to Pakistan is to bolster support for anti-terrorist efforts against remnants of the Taleban and al-Qaida
- South Asia: Bush Trip Focuses On Nuclear Deal In India, War On Terror In Pakistan RFE/RL 02 Mar 2006 -- The twin themes of U.S. President George W. Bush's trip to South Asia came into sharp focus today
- American Diplomat Killed In Pakistan Suicide Attack AFPS 02 Mar 2006 -- An American diplomat was killed today in a suicide car-bomb attack near the U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan.
- Suicide Attack in Pakistan Kills US Diplomat, Pakistanis VOA 02 Mar 2006 -- A suspected suicide car bombing outside the U.S. Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan has injured more than 40 people and killed at least four others, including an American diplomat
- Officials Say Military Relations With India, Pakistan 'Excellent' AFPS 01 Mar 2006 -- While economic and political discussions will dominate President Bush's time during his visit to India and Pakistan, security issues also are important.
- Pakistan Forces Strike Suspected Militant Camp in North Waziristan VOA 01 Mar 2006 -- Pakistani security forces have attacked a suspected militant training camp near the Afghan border early Tuesday morning.
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