Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
June 2006 - Pakistan Special Weapons News
- No need to deploy more 10,000 troops on Pak-Afghan border: Minister IRNA 30 Jun 2006 -- Pakistan Interior Minister Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao said on Friday that there is no need to deploy more 10,000 troops along the border with Afghanistan.
- Pakistan frees 50 tribesmen to restore normalcy in tribal region IRNA 29 Jun 2006 -- Authorities in Pakistan's volatile North Waziristan tribal region have freed some 50 people in the last 24 hours in a move to restore normalcy in the area, tribesmen said on Thursday.
- Pakistani Taliban say will honor ceasefire IRNA 29 Jun 2006 -- The local Taliban in Pakistan's North Waziristan have said that they would fully honor the one-month ceasefire they had announced this week, a Taliban statement said on Thursday.
- Pakistan Reacts Sharply to Rice Comments VOA 29 Jun 2006 -- Pakistan has reacted sharply to comments U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made about coming elections, saying the country does not need advice on its democratic process from outsiders.
- Pakistan to deploy more troops on Afghan border: FM IRNA 27 Jun 2006 -- Pakistan will deploy 10,000 more troops along the Afghan border, which will take the total number of troops there to 90,000, Foreign Minister Khurshid Kasuri said.
- Pakistan to Beef Up Border Security VOA 27 Jun 2006 -- Pakistan says it is sending up to 10,000 more troops to strengthen security along the porous border with Afghanistan and check militant infiltration
- U.S. Seeks Better Afghan-Pakistan Cooperation RFE/RL 27 Jun 2006 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the United States wants to help coordinate better cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan in the battle against pro-Taliban fighters in the border region of the two countries.
- Pakistani Taliban announce temporary ceasefire IRNA 26 Jun 2006 -- Pakistani Taliban in the country's volatile North Waziristan tribal region on Sunday announced a temporary ceasefire to give time to a traditional tribal jirga, or council of elders, to solve the crisis in the tribal area.
- Suicide bomber kills seven Pakistani soldiers IRNA 26 Jun 2006 -- At least six Pakistani security men were killed when a suicide bomber rammed his car into a check post in the country's restive tribal region on Monday, correspondent in the region said.
- Pakistani Suicide Bomber Kills 6 Soldiers VOA 26 Jun 2006 -- Pakistani authorities say at least six paramilitary soldiers were killed and more than 10 others wounded when a suicide car bomber attacked a military check point in the restive tribal area bordering Afghanistan.
- Four Pakistani soldiers killed as military helicopter crashes IRNA 21 Jun 2006 -- Four Pakistani soldiers were killed when an army helicopter crashed in the restive tribal region early Wednesday, a government official said.
- India, Pakistan Begin Second Kashmir Bus Service VOA 20 Jun 2006 -- India and Pakistan have launched a second bus service to link the two sides of the divided Himalayan region of Kashmir.
- Pakistan-India-Bus service Pakistan, India launch second Kashmir bus service IRNA 20 Jun 2006 -- A new bus service linking Pakistani- and Indian-administered Kashmir was launched on Tuesday, the second such service in less than 15 months.
- Pakistani Troops Raid Baluchistan Rebel Base, Killing 5 Militants VOA 14 Jun 2006 -- Pakistani officials say security forces have attacked a rebel base in the southwestern province of Baluchistan, killing five tribal militants.
- Pakistan army says 15 local, foreign militants killed in tribal operation IRNA 10 Jun 2006 -- At least 15 foreign and local militants were killed when helicopter gunships bombed their compound in North Waziristan tribal region early Saturday morning, the military said.
- Pakistan Military Attacks Suspected Terrorist Hideout VOA 10 Jun 2006 -- Pakistani security forces struck a suspected terrorist hideout in the country's remote tribal region near the Afghan border
- Pakistan taking steps to stop infiltration on Pak-Afghan border: PM IRNA 09 Jun 2006 -- Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz Friday said that Pakistan has taken a number of steps to stop illegal infiltration on Pak-Afghan border.
- Pakistan former spy chief sees U.S hand in Balochistan unrest IRNA 09 Jun 2006 -- A former chief of Pakistan's spy agency has said that America is directly or indirectly involved in the unrest in the country's southwestern Balochistan province as part of its long- term strategic interests in the region.
- Pakistan: Islamabad Wrestles With Its Own Neo-Taliban Dilemma RFE/RL 09 Jun 2006 -- Pakistani officials refer to those fomenting unrest along the country's border with Afghanistan -- primarily in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of northwest Pakistan -- as "miscreants."
- World: Exposing A.Q. Khan's Nuclear Legacy RFE/RL 07 Jun 2006 -- "Nuclear Jihad," a new documentary by the Canadian film maker Julian Sher, focuses on the nuclear-proliferation activities of A.Q. Khan, the Pakistani engineer who made Pakistan a nuclear power and quietly helped spread nuclear technology to Iran, North Korea, and Libya.
- Pakistan Hosts Tripartite Commission's 17th Meeting AFPS 06 Jun 2006 -- NATO's International Security Assistance Force participated for the first time as a full member of today's meeting of the Tripartite Commission here.
- Pakistani tribesmen say military gunship helicopters fired at civilian places IRNA 05 Jun 2006 -- Tribesmen in North Waziristan tribal region said on Sunday that military gunship helicopters fired shells at civilian buildings after a rocket attack on a military convoy, killing two soldiers and injuring two others.
- Pakistan Arrests Senior Militant Behind Dozens of Sectarian Attacks VOA 02 Jun 2006 -- Pakistani officials say they arrested the alleged mastermind responsible for a series of deadly sectarian attacks that killed more than 100 people in 2003 and 2004.
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