Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
June 2008 - Pakistan Special Weapons News
- Pakistan Faces Domestic, International Pressure Over Militants VOA 30 Jun 2008 -- The Pakistani army operation against pro-Taliban militant groups has raised questions about the government's motives and intentions
- Pakistan Takes Steps to End Militant Threat on Afghan Border VOA 29 Jun 2008 -- Afghan and NATO officials say insecurity has increased in Afghanistan in recent months, citing peace deals neighboring Pakistan has signed with Taliban militants on its side of the border
- Pakistan Launches Military Operation Against Taliban RFE/RL 28 Jun 2008 -- Pakistani forces have launched a military operation against Taliban militants near the northwestern city of Peshawar.
- Pakistan Army Moves Against Pro-Taliban Militants VOA 28 Jun 2008 -- Security forces in Pakistan have begun an operation against pro-Taliban militants in a tribal region bordering Afghanistan and serving as a major route for trade and supplies to U.S-led foreign forces based there
- Pakistan Denies Involvement in Karzai Attack VOA 26 Jun 2008 -- Pakistan has rejected as baseless and irresponsible Afghan allegations that its spy agency was behind a recent assassination attempt on President Hamid Karzai
- Gates Calls for Better Security on Pakistan-Afghanistan Border, Welcomes Pakistani Initiative VOA 26 Jun 2008 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has expressed concern about the continuing ease with which insurgents based in Pakistan are able to cross into Afghanistan, and welcomed the plan the Pakistani government announced Wednesday to try to change the situation
- Gates Welcomes Pakistan's Pledge to Reassert Pressure at Afghan Border AFPS 26 Jun 2008 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today praised a pledge by Pakistani officials to renew pressure along its northwestern border, where militants responsible for violence in eastern Afghanistan have taken refuge.
- Afghanistan: Kabul Accuses Pakistani Spies Of Attack On Karzai RFE/RL 26 Jun 2008 -- Tensions between Afghanistan and Pakistan have been rising for months. Now, they have hit a new peak
- Pakistan says foreign militants present in tribal regions IRNA 26 Jun 2008 -- Pakistan has said that there are indications about presence of foreigners in the tribal regions and foreign hand in exploiting the situation there.
- Pakistan-Tribal Areas-Operation Military operation in tribal areas last option, says PM IRNA 26 Jun 2008 -- A high level meeting was held here Wednesday chaired by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to review war against terrorism and restoration of law and order in NWFP.
- Pakistan, India to share information to prevent terrorist acts IRNA 25 Jun 2008 -- Pakistan and Indian anti-terror experts on Tuesday agreed to assist in investigations through exchange of specific information and for preventing violence and terrorist acts, officials said.
- Pakistani Taliban kill over 20 pro-govt tribal elders IRNA 25 Jun 2008 -- Pakistani Taliban have shot dead over 20 tribal elders of peace committee in the restive South Waziristan tribal region, witnesses said Wednesday.
- General Cites Work to Improve Communications With Pakistan AFPS 24 Jun 2008 -- Senior U.S. and Pakistani military officials are working hard to improve communications and collaboration between their organizations, especially with regard to operations along the 450-mile-long Afghanistan-Pakistan border, a senior U.S. officer posted in Afghanistan said today.
- Pakistan, India open anti-terror talks IRNA 24 Jun 2008 -- Senior officials from Pakistan and India opened talks here on Tuesday to review joint mechanism against terrorism, the Foreign Ministry said.
- NATO targets Afghan border after coming under fire from Pakistan IRNA 22 Jun 2008 -- NATO forces launched artillery strikes across the Afghan border at attackers who fired at them from Pakistan.
- Afghanistan: Five Civilians Reported Killed In Cross-Border Attacks From Pakistan RFE/RL 22 Jun 2008 -- Afghan officials and the international coalition have reported four cross-border attacks on June 21 in which five civilians were killed
- Afghanistan: Legality Of 'Hot Pursuit' Into Pakistan Debated RFE/RL 22 Jun 2008 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai's threat to send troops after Taliban militants in neighboring Pakistan has kindled debate about cross-border military incursions and international law.
- Pakistan Reports New Bird Flu Outbreak VOA 22 Jun 2008 -- Pakistani authorities have reported a new outbreak of bird flu at a poultry farm in the country's northwest.
- Afghanistan: Karzai's Retaliation Threat Inflames Relations With Pakistan RFE/RL 17 Jun 2008 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai has pleaded for years with Islamabad to stop Taliban fighters based in Pakistan's tribal regions from launching attacks in Afghanistan.
- Pakistan installs satellite monitoring system on Afghan border: official IRNA 17 Jun 2008 -- Pakistan has installed satellite monitoring system on its border with Afghanistan, in Islamabad, the chief of the country's interior ministry said Tuesday.
- RIA Novosti 17 Jun 2008 -- Pakistan's nuclear arsenal poses a greater threat to security in the region than Iran's uranium enrichment, due to the volatile political situation in the country, a Russian expert said on Tuesday.
- Afghan President's Comments Highlight Frustration in Kabul and Islamabad VOA 16 Jun 2008 -- Afghanistan's president has threatened to send troops after Taliban militants who take sanctuary in neighboring Pakistan. Analysts say the threat is somewhat hollow
- Pakistan Summons Afghan Envoy to Protest Karzai's Military Threat VOA 16 Jun 2008 -- Pakistan has summoned Afghanistan's ambassador to formally protest Afghan President Hamid Karzai's threat to send troops into Pakistan to fight Taliban militants.
- Afghanistan: Karzai Threatens Retaliation Against Taliban In Pakistan RFE/RL 15 Jun 2008 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai said today that Kabul reserves the right to strike Taliban insurgents on Pakistani soil as a form of self-defense against cross-border attacks
- Afghan President Threatens Raids into Pakistan VOA 15 Jun 2008 -- Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai has threatened to send troops into neighboring Pakistan to fight militants that have been launching cross-border attacks in his country
- US-Pakistan Relationship Strained by Terror Issue VOA 13 Jun 2008 -- Relations between the United States and Pakistan have hit some bumpy spots over efforts to curb terrorist acts by Islamic extremists
- Condoleezza Rice regrets killing of Pakistani soldiers in US air raids IRNA 13 Jun 2008 -- U.S Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Friday expressed regret over the killing of 11 Pakistani soldiers in air raids by American planes, the Foreign Ministry said.
- Pakistan's MP condemns US bombing in tribal region IRNA 13 Jun 2008 -- Former Pakistani Interior Minister and member of the National Assembly Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao has strongly condemned the bombing by US-Led forces in the tribal region, calling it a brutal act against the security and sovereignty of Pakistan.
- Pakistan FM raises U.S sir strike with NATO secretary general IRNA 13 Jun 2008 -- Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi Thursday raised the issue of U.S air strike in the Pakistani tribal region, which killed 11 soldiers, with NATO secretary general, the Foreign Office said.
- US Releases Video of Clash Along Pakistan-Afghan Border VOA 12 Jun 2008 -- The U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan has released video footage of a disputed air strike that Islamabad says resulted in the deaths of 11 Pakistani soldiers.
- US aircraft bomb areas in Pakistan's Waziristan tribal region IRNA 12 Jun 2008 -- The U.S aircraft have again violated Pakistan's air space and launched another air strike in the country's South Waziristan tribal region, witnesses in the region said Thursday.
- Pakistan: Relations With U.S. In Crisis After Clash Across Afghan Border RFE/RL 12 Jun 2008 -- Relations between U.S. and Pakistani military forces are in crisis after clashes and a U.S. air strike that hit a Pakistani border post and killed 11 Pakistani soldiers.
- Air Strike in Pakistan 'Legitimate, Self-Defense,' Pentagon Official Says AFPS 11 Jun 2008 -- Defense Department officials called a U.S. air strike yesterday in Pakistan near the Afghanistan border "legitimate" and "self-defense," and said they are investigating the attack with Pakistani officials.
- Pentagon Defends Deadly Air Strike on Afghan-Pak Border VOA 11 Jun 2008 -- The Pentagon is defending a deadly air strike on the Pakistan-Afghan border that killed 11 Pakistani soldiers and drew strong protests from the government in Islamabad
- U.S. airstrike kills 13 Pakistani border guards RIA Novosti 11 Jun 2008 -- At least 13 Pakistani border guards have been killed in a U.S. airstrike, Afghanistan's Bakhtar news agency has said.
- Pakistan Says Coalition Airstrike Kills 11 Troops at Border Checkpoint VOA 11 Jun 2008 -- Pakistan says an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan has killed 11 Pakistani security forces at a checkpoint near the Afghan border
- Pakistani PM Gilani condemns U.S-led coalition attack IRNA 11 Jun 2008 -- Pakistani Prime Minister on Wednesday condemned air strike on its border check post by the coalition forces in Afghanistan, which resulted into the killing of 11 soldiers.
- Pakistani Prime Minister on Wednesday condemned air strike on its border check post by the coalition forces in Afghanistan, which resulted into the killing of 11 soldiers. IRNA 11 Jun 2008 -- Pakistan on Wednesday strongly condemned air strike on its border check post by the coalition forces in Afghanistan, which resulted into the killing of 11 soldiers, the Foreign Ministry said.
- Pakistan busts network of suicide bombers: officials IRNA 10 Jun 2008 -- Pakistani security agencies have busted a local network of suicide bombers and frustrated a big terrorist attack, chief of the country's interior ministry said on Tuesday.
- Pakistan freezes defence budget, says prime minister IRNA 10 Jun 2008 -- Pakistani Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani announced on Monday that the government has decided to freeze the defence budget as a measure of Pakistan's tangible display to seek peace with neighbours.
- Pakistan-Taliban deal Pakistani provincial govt. says deal with Taliban intact IRNA 10 Jun 2008 -- Provincial government in Pakistan's northwest Monday said that a peace deal with the local Taliban in Swat valley has not ended.
- Pakistan scraps peace deal with militants: advisor IRNA 09 Jun 2008 -- The Pakistani government has scrapped a peace deal with the militants in the country's northwest as the militants have continued their attacks, the Interior Advisor said Monday.
- Pakistani Lawyers Prepare Cross-Country March for Ousted Judges VOA 09 Jun 2008 -- Thousands of lawyers gathered in the southern Pakistan city of Karachi to begin a cross-country march demanding the return of senior judges sacked by President Musharraf last November
- Pakistan's Musharraf Denies Resignation Rumors VOA 07 Jun 2008 -- Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf is denying rumors that he is planning to resign following weeks of criticism from his opponents, some of whom have vowed to impeach him
- Pakistani Police Foil Bomb Plot Near Capital City VOA 06 Jun 2008 -- Pakistani police say they have foiled a planned bomb attack involving three alleged suicide bombers, three vehicles and hundreds of kilograms of explosives
- Pakistan FM Defends Taliban Peace Talks on Eve of Afghan Trip VOA 05 Jun 2008 -- Pakistan's foreign minister says government peace deals with pro-Taliban militants are aimed at establishing a "peaceful coexistence" with the groups
- Pakistan: At Least Six Killed In Car Bombing Outside Danish Embassy RFE/RL 02 Jun 2008 -- A suicide attacker detonated a car bomb in front of the Danish Embassy in Islamabad, killing at least six people and injuring more than a dozen.
- Blast Kills at Least 8 Near Danish Embassy in Pakistan VOA 02 Jun 2008 -- A large car bomb blast outside the Danish embassy in Pakistan's capital has killed at least 8 people and wounded dozens of others
- Pakistan's ex-PM Nawaz Sharif can contest election: Commission IRNA01 Jun 2008 -- Pakistan's Election Commission on Sunday allowed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to contest a seat in Parliament, the Commission said.
- Pakistan steps ahead to scrap presidential power: minister IRNA01 Jun 2008 -- Pakistani government Sunday stepped ahead to introduce wide-ranging amendments in the Constitution to scrap powers of the president in dissolving the parliament and appointing services chiefs, the law minister said.
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