Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
November 2006 - Pakistan Special Weapons News
- Sister says Dr AQ Khan "unwell" IRNA 30 Nov 2006 -- Nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan is unwell and needs 24-hour medical care, his sister said on Wednesday, dismissing official claims he had recovered from cancer surgery.
- Pak hesitates to authenticate troop positions at Siachen IRNA 28 Nov 2006 -- Indicating its hesitation to authenticate troop positions at Siachen, Pakistan has asked India not to make it "do things which compromise our own position," and said that a way can be found around such pre-condition for demilitarization of the icy region.
- Pakistan, Saudi Arabia launch joint military exercises IRNA 27 Nov 2006 -- Pakistan Army and Royal Saudi Land Forces (RSLF) on Monday launched Joint Military Exercise at Bahawalpur in eastern Punjab province, the military said.
- Pakistan Air Force aircraft crashes IRNA 20 Nov 2006 -- A mirage aircraft of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) crashed in North West Frontier Province on Monday due to technical fault, a PAF official said.
- Pakistani secret service not supporting Taliban: Musharraf IRNA 18 Nov 2006 -- Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf rejected accusations that his country's intelligence service is supporting its one-time protege Taliban and other militant Islamists in Afghanistan, Focus news magazine said in a report made available ahead of Monday's publication.
- Pakistan reports new nuclear-capable missile test RIA Novosti 16 Nov 2006 -- Pakistan has successfully tested a new missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads, its news media said Thursday.
- Musharraf says Pakistan not responsible for Taliban survival IRNA 15 Nov 2006 -- Pakistani President Gen Pervez Musharraf has denied his country is responsible for the survival of the Taliban.
- India, Pakistan Agree to Form Joint Anti-Terrorism Commission VOA 15 Nov 2006 -- India and Pakistan, during two days of peace talks in the Indian capital, have agreed on measures to combat terrorism and reduce the risk of nuclear accidents.
- Pakistan asked to develop nuclear data base for IAEA IRNA 14 Nov 2006 -- As part of promotion of peaceful purposes of atomic energy, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) wants Pakistan to take the initiative in developing nuclear data base for the power reactors and contribute to IAEA's information base.
- India, Pakistan Resume Peace Talks VOA 14 Nov 2006 -- India and Pakistan have resumed a peace process that was halted earlier this year by deadly train bombings in Mumbai
- Pakistan Places Airports on Terror Alert VOA 13 Nov 2006 --Pakistan has increased security at all of its airports to prevent possible terrorist attacks following a recent escalation of violence in the country.
- Opposition says govt out to kill nuclear scientist IRNA 10 Nov 2006 -- An opposition group in Pakistan said on Thursday the government is following a foul path which has endangered the life of the architect of the country's nuclear program Abdul Qadeer Khan.
- Analysis: Trouble in the Tribal Lands cfr.org 09 Nov 2006 -- A suicide bomb targeting a Pakistani military school has claimed at least forty-two lives in Dargai, a village in the North West Frontier Province and a stronghold of a banned pro-Taliban movement
- Backgrounder: The Tribal Areas of Pakistan cfr.org 09 Nov 2006
- Pakistanis Question Attack on Suspected Terrorist Center VOA 09 Nov 2006 -- On October 30, an aerial attack on a suspected terrorist facility in one of Pakistan's tribal areas killed at least 80 people
- Pakistani Taliban claim responsibility as Musharraf condemns suicide attack IRNA 08 Nov 2006 -- Pakistani Taliban have claimed responsibility for the suicide attack in an army camp, which killed some 40 recruit soldiers, a regional TV channel reported.
- Death toll in Pakistan suicide attack rises to 42: minister IRNA 08 Nov 2006 -- Death toll in a suicide attack in an army camp in a Pakistani town has reached 42, the country's Information Minister said on Wednesday.
- Pakistan-Musharraf Musharraf: Militants in religious school behind terrorist activities IRNA 08 Nov 2006 -- Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday again defended the attack on a religious school in the country's tribal region and said the militants trained there were involved in terrorist activities.
- Islamabad Links Suicide Bomber To Madrasah Attack RFE/RL 08 Nov 2006 -- Pakistani Interior Minister Aftab Ahmed Sherpao says a suicide attack that killed at least 42 military recruits today in the Northwest Frontier Province was linked to last month's air strikes by Pakistani forces against a religious school where suspected terrorists were being trained.
- Suicide Bomber Kills At Least 42 Soldiers at Pakistani Army Camp VOA 08 Nov 2006 -- Military officials in Pakistan say a suicide bomber has killed at least 42 soldiers in an attack in the northwest of the country.
- Pakistan convinces Nato to seal Afghan border IRNA 06 Nov 2006 -- Pakistan's proposal of fencing its border with Afghanistan to stop infiltration of militants from both sides would be taken up at the annual Nato Summit meeting later this month, Dutch Foreign Minister Dr Bernhard Bot indicated during his four-hour visit here on Sunday.
- Pakistan Air Force's officers tried to kill Musharraf: UK paper IRNA 06 Nov 2006 -- Several young officers from the Pakistan Air Force with access to President Pervez Gen Pervez Musharraf's innermost security circle were among 50 people arrested for trying to assassinate him soon after he returned from a visit to the US and Britain in late September, according to a report published in The unday Telegraph on Sunday.
- Rocket attack plan was approved by Al-Qaeda IRNA 04 Nov 2006 -- A little-known Al-Qaeda affiliate in the restive North Waziristan tribal region gave the go-ahead for the attempted rocket attacks in and around the federal capital last month, a senior investigator has said.
- Pakistan: Islamabad Defends Madrasah Attack Amid Questions And Criticism RFE/RL 02 Nov 2006 -- Tensions remain high in Pakistan's tribal regions near the Afghan border three days after Pakistan's army carried out air strikes on a madrasah (religious school), killing some 80 suspected militants.
- Al-Qaeda was target of Bajur attack: US IRNA 02 Nov 2006 -- The White House on Wednesday backed Islamabad's claim that this week's missile strikes on a seminary in Bajur intended to kill Al-Qaeda militants.
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