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May 2006 - Pakistan Special Weapons News
- Pakistan, India conclude first round of terrorism, prisoner exchange talks IRNA 31 May 2006 -- Senior Pakistani and Indian officials concluded their first round of two-day talks here on counter- terrorism, drug control and exchange of civilian prisoners.
- Pakistan Navy to get first F-22p frigate in 2008: Naval Chief IRNA 29 May 2006 -- The first F-22p frigate will be delivered to Pakistan Navy in 2008 and the other three by 2013, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Afzal Thair said here on Monday after completion of his visit to China and Indonesia, a Navy statement said.
- Pakistan says no new info on AQ Khan's probe: spokesman IRNA 29 May 2006 -- Pakistan said on Saturday that case against nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan has been closed and all important information had been gathered and shared with the International Atomic Energy Commission and the United States.
- India, Pakistan conclude dialogue on Sir Creek issue IRNA 26 May 2006 -- Indian and Pakistani officials concluded talks on their boundary dispute over the Sir Creek Friday even as the two neighbors push forward a slow moving peace process aimed at ending nearly six decades of hostility.
- 1,000 AL-Qaeda suspects arrested in Pakistan: report IRNA 25 May 2006 -- A comprehensive study by a Pakistani independent institute the 'Pak Institute of Peace Studies' (PIPS) reveals that Pakistani security agencies arrested more than 1,000 al-Qaeda suspects between January 2002 and May 2006.
- India, Pak to continue talks over Siachen today IRNA 24 May 2006 -- To settle differences over the issue of demilitarization of the Siachen glacier, India and pakistan will resume defence secretary-level talks later today after both nations appeared to have made little headway in talks yesterday.
- India, Pak talks concludes without any breakthrough on Siachen IRNA 24 May 2006 -- The two-day parley between India and Pakistani officials on Siachen concluded here on Wednesday without reaching on any agreement on demilitarization of the Siachen Glacier as 'differences' continued to persist on authentication of positions held by the armed forces of the two sides on the world's highest battlefield.
- Indian PM Holds Kashmir Talks Despite Boycott VOA 24 May 2006 -- Leaders of a key alliance of Kashmiri separatist organizations have refused to join a meeting with the Indian prime minister aimed at ending the region's long-running insurgency.
- Indian, Pakistani Defense Secretaries Open Talks on Siachen Glacier VOA 23 May 2006 -- Nuclear rivals India and Pakistan have opened a new round of talks over the Siachen glacier in Kashmir, where thousands of troops are stationed on what is considered the world's highest battlefield.
- US allows Pakistan to meet prisoners at Guantanamo: Minister IRNA 20 May 2006 -- The United States has allowed a Pakistani team to meet its national still languishing at the Guantanamo detention center, the country's interior minister said on Saturday.
- Pakistan rejects British military statement on Taliban presence IRNA 19 May 2006 -- Pakistan on Friday described as ludicrous remarks by British Colonel Chris Vernon, Chief of Staff for Southern Afghanistan, that Pakistan is allowing Taliban to use its soil for attacks in Afghanistan.
- Pakistan confirms talks with NATO for transit facilities IRNA 19 May 2006 -- Pakistan on Thursday confirmed that NATO is negotiating with Pakistan a transit route for its forces in Afghanistan.
- South Asia: Afghan President Reignites Feud With Pakistan Over Insurgency RFE/RL 19 May 2006 -- Pakistan today rejected fresh charges by Afghan President Hamid Karzai that the country is providing a training ground for militants and allowing them to infiltrate Afghanistan. Karzai made the accusations on May 18 after an upsurge in violence that appears to have left more than 100 people dead.
- Pakistan Rejects Afghan Leader's Latest Accusation of Aiding Taleban VOA 19 May 2006 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai has again accused elements in Pakistan of aiding and abetting Taleban insurgents
- Pakistan Air Force fighter plane crashes near Karachi IRNA 18 May 2006 -- A French-made Mirage fighter plane of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) crashed near the port city of Karachi on Thursday, but the pilot ejected safely, a PAF spokesman said.
- Karzai: Pakistan Training Militants, Sending Them to Afghanistan VOA 18 May 2006 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai says Pakistan is training militants and sending them into Afghanistan, but he says Pakistan should realize it no longer has the power to control events in Afghanistan.
- Afghan Leader Accuses Pakistan Of Interference RFE/RL 18 May 2006 -- Using some of his strongest language yet against Pakistan, Afghan President Hamid Karzai today accused Pakistani officials of supporting cross-border attacks by militants and of interfering in Afghanistan's internal affairs.
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON LAUNCH OF EARLY RECOVERY PLAN FOR PAKISTAN United Nations 16 May 2006
- 3 Pakistani security men among 11 dead in clashes IRNA 16 May 2006 -- Pakistani security forces clashed with miscreants in the country's restive tribal region on Tuesday, killing eight of them, correspondents in the region and a TV channel reported.
- Musharraf seeks world support for Afghan peace, reconstruction IRNA 11 May 2006 -- President General Pervez Musharraf has emphasized the need for continued support of the international community for peace and reconstruction in Afghanistan.
- Explosions Kill Security Forces in Troubled Pakistani Province VOA 11 May 2006 -- Authorities in Pakistan say several insurgent bombs at a police training site in troubled Baluchistan province have killed at least six security personnel and injured 13 others.
- Pakistan asks Afghans to go back or shift to camp IRNA 09 May 2006 -- Pakistan has announced that Afghans living near the capital in Rawalpindi city should go back or move to a refugee camp in another city by the end of May, the UN refugee agency said on Monday.
- Pakistan, U.S. Complete Talks To Strengthen Military Relations Washington File 08 May 2006 -- The United States and Pakistan on May 5 wrapped up five days of talks designed to enhance the strategic relationship between the two countries.
- Pak Air Force chief to visit China to witness Sino-Pak fighter plane operation IRNA 08 May 2006 -- Pakistan Air Force (PAF) chief Air Marshal Tanvir Mahmood Ahmed will pay a five-day official visit to China from Monday (today), official sources said on Sunday.
- Pak MP asks US' CIA to pack up from Chitral IRNA 08 May 2006 -- A member of the Pakistani parliament has warned the United States of an uprising if their Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) office was not removed from Chitral.
- US gunship helicopters bomb Pakistani territory, 3 injured: TV IRNA 08 May 2006 -- American gunship helicopters on Monday bombed Pakistani territory along the Afghan border, injuring three people, TV channels reported.
- Pakistan renews concern about US-India nuclear deal IRNA 05 May 2006 -- Pakistani Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmood Kasuri on Saturday told his Swiss counterpart Mrs. Micheline Calmyrey that the US-India agreement on nuclear cooperation will have serious implications for security environment of South Asia.
- Pakistan, Afghanistan, US begin joint exercises IRNA 03 May 2006 -- Pakistan, Afghanistan and the US Tuesday began joint exercises at a military base in Pakistan's North-West Frontier Province (NWFP), officials said.
- CENTCOM chief arrives in Pakistan for talks IRNA 03 May 2006 -- Commander of the US Central Command General John P Abizaid arrived in Pakistan on Wednesday on a two-day visit to discuss bilateral defense relations and review security along the Pak-Afghan border, TV channels reported.
- India, Pakistan hold talks on new CBMs IRNA 02 May 2006 -- Taking their confidence-building process forward, India and Pakistan on Tuesday held talks here to finalize the modalities for launching cross-LoC truck service on the Srinagar- Muzaffarabad road and operationalization of two meeting points along the Line of Control.
- Pakistan proposes fencing, mining Afghan border areas IRNA 02 May 2006 -- Pakistan has proposed to Afghanistan and coalition forces to fence and mine their side of the border to prevent cross-border movement, Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmood Kasuri said on Tuesday.
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