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April 2011 - Pakistan Special Weapons News
- U.S. Religious-Freedom Commission Recommends Egypt Be Listed Among Worst Offenders RFE/RL 29 Apr 2011 -- A U.S. government commission has recommended that Egypt be placed on a list of the "worst of the worst" countries for religious freedom.
- Pakistan rejects Afghan-US split report IRNA 28 Apr 2011 -- Pakistan rejected as 'baseless assertions' in Wall Street Journal report that it is ‘lobbying Afghanistan's president against building a long-term strategic partnership with US.'
- Taliban Stages Yet Another Deadly Attack on Pakistani Navy VOA 28 Apr 2011 -- Pakistani officials say a roadside bomb has hit a bus carrying navy personnel in Karachi, killing five people.
- 2 Pakistan navy sailors among 5 dead in bomb attack IRNA 28 Apr 2011 -- At least two sailors of Pakistan Navy were killed and nine other employees were injured in a bomb attack on a Navy bus.
- Five Dead In Attack On Naval Bus In Karachi RFE/RL 28 Apr 2011 -- Up to five people are reported to have been killed in a bomb blast that hit a bus taking Pakistani navy employees to work.
- Pakistan To Host International Peace Conference RFE/RL 28 Apr 2011 -- The Pakistani city of Peshawar, the target of frequent terrorist attacks in recent years, will hold an International Peace Conference starting on April 29.
- Outspoken Pakistani Rape Victim To Appeal Supreme Court Decision VOA 28 Apr 2011 -- A Pakistani woman who became internationally known for pressing charges against the men who gang raped her in 2002 is speaking out again.
- Pakistani, US Spies Are at Odds Over Operations VOA 27 Apr 2011 -- The US Central Intelligence Agency and Pakistan's Interservices Intelligence directorate have had an up-and-down relationship.
- Afghan, Pakistan border guards exchange fire IRNA 27 Apr 2011 -- Pakistani and Afghan troops Wednesday traded heavy firing in border region. Dawn TV said that three Afghan troops were killed in the incident.
- More People Killed in US Drone Attack in NW Pakistan KCNA 26 Apr 2011 -- The U.S. forces in Afghanistan are killing Pakistanis everyday under the signboard of "anti-terrorism."
- Pakistan PM condemns Navy buses attacks IRNA 26 Apr 2011 -- Pakistani Prime Minister, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, has strongly condemned the violent attacks on two Navy buses in the southern port city of Karachi.
- Bombs Target Pakistani Navy Buses VOA 26 Apr 2011 -- Pakistani officials say bombs have exploded near two buses carrying navy personnel in Karachi, killing at least four people and wounding more than 50 others.
- Bus Bombings Kill Four In Pakistan's Biggest City RFE/RL 26 Apr 2011 -- Officials say twin bomb attacks against Pakistan Navy buses taking employees to work have killed four people and wounded more than 50.
- Twin bomb attacks on Pakistan navy buses kill 4, injure 56 IRNA 26 Apr 2011 -- Twin bomb attacks on two buses of Pakistan Navy left at least two navy officers and two other people dead in the port city of Karachi.
- Blast in police station injures 14 people in NW Pakistan IRNA 26 Apr 2011 -- An explosion Monday rocked a police station in northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar injuring 14 people, including policemen.
- Ban lauds Pakistan's contribution to UN peacekeeping UN News Centre 26 Apr 2011 -- Secretary-General Ban hailed the dedication of Pakistani troops, police and civilian personnel.
- Pakistan army evades comments on contacting Indian PM IRNA 25 Apr 2011 -- Pakistan military spokesman has evaded comments on reports that Indian PM Singh had established contact with the country’s army chief General Kayani.
- Blast in police station injures 8 policemen in NW Pakistan IRNA 25 Apr 2011 -- An explosion on Monday rocked a police station in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, injuring at least 8 policemen.
- Saudi navy Commander, Zardari discuss defence ties IRNA 25 Apr 2011 -- Pakistani President Zardari received Vice-Admiral Dakheel Allah Bin Ahmed Al Waqdani, Commander, Royal Saudi Naval Forces.
- Pakistan gov't urged to stop NATO supplies in protest at drone raids IRNA 24 Apr 2011 -- A senior Pakistani political leader Sunday told a big anti-US rally that the people would stop supplies to NATO forces in Afghanistan from Pakistan if the U.S. did not halt drone strikes in the tribal regions.
- US drone strikes fuel anger in Pakistan IRNA 24 Apr 2011 -- Anger against US led drone strikes is running high in Pakistan and now some government leaders have also joined the protests.
- Terrorists' 'backbone broken', says Pakistan army chief IRNA 23 Apr 2011 -- Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Saturday said that security forces have 'broken the backbone of terrorists' and the nation will soon prevail over this menace.
- Pakistan Army Chief Optimistic on Defeating Insurgents VOA 23 Apr 2011 -- Pakistan's Army Commander says his forces have 'broken the back' of the insurgents and he hoped that soon that what he described as the war on terror would be won following hardships and sacrifices. His statements on Saturday come as the U.S.-Pakistani relationship is strained over how to proceed in anti-terrorism efforts and the war in Afghanistan.
- CIA, US forces leaves Pakistani base IRNA 22 Apr 2011 -- The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and American troops have vacated a Pakistan air base, which they had been also using for pilotless drone aircraft, local media reported on Friday.
- US drones kill 21 people in NW Pakistan IRNA 22 Apr 2011 -- US drone aircraft fired on a compound in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region early Friday morning and killed 21 people, local media reported.
- Suspected US Drone Strikes Kill 25 in NW Pakistan VOA 22 Apr 2011 -- Pakistani officicals say suspected U.S. drones fired at least five missiles at a house in a tribal region near the Afghan border, killing 25 people.
- Mullen: Meeting Reaffirms U.S.-Pakistan Ties AFPS 21 Apr 2011 -- Reaffirmation of the relationship between the U.S. and Pakistani militaries was the most important aspect of his meeting last night with his Pakistani counterpart, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today.
- US strikes in Pakistan harm anti-terror war: army chief IRNA 21 Apr 2011 -- Pakistan Army Chief, General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani, has told the visiting chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, that the US drone strikes spark public anger against the anti-terror efforts.
- Pakistan Rejects US 'Negative Propaganda' on Militancy VOA 21 Apr 2011 -- The head of Pakistan's army has rejected U.S. suggestions that Islamabad is not doing enough in the war on terrorism.
- Fight Against Extremists Stretches Pakistan's Military AFPS 20 Apr 2011 -- Just as two wars over the last decade have stretch the U.S. Army thin, the Pakistani military is stretched by its fight against extremist groups along the country's western border, senior defense officials said here today.
- U.S., Pakistan Work Through Tensions, Mullen Says AFPS 20 Apr 2011 -- Military-to-military ties between the United States and Pakistan remain good despite recent tensions between the two countries, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today.
- Mullen: Leaders See Need for Partnership AFPS 20 Apr 2011 -- Leaders in both Pakistan and the United States recognize the importance of a strategic partnership with each other and will work through problems to ensure it remains strong, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today.
- US army chief arrives in Islamabad IRNA 20 Apr 2011 -- Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen arrived in Pakistan for talks on security issues, focusing on the anti-terror war and how to ease tension between the tow allies.
- Pakistani Pashtun Tribe Rises Up Against Extremists RFE/RL 20 Apr 2011 -- What does it take for a Pashtun tribe in Pakistan to rise up against an extremist militia? The case of the Zakhakhel tribe in the Khyber Tribal Agency may provide an answer.
- Pakistan tests nuclear capable missile IRNA 19 Apr 2011 -- Pakistan on Tuesday successfully conducted the first flight test of the newly developed short range surface to surface Multi Tube Ballistic Missile (NASAR), the army said.
- Mullen Cites Pakistani Cooperation in Afghanistan AFPS 19 Apr 2011 -- Cooperation between U.S. and Pakistani soldiers on both sides of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border is better than it has ever been, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today.
- US Speaker says al-Qaeda targets Pakistan IRNA 19 Apr 2011 -- US House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) led a six-member congressional delegation to Pakistan, where members met with key civilian and military leaders, the US embassy said Monday.
- Pak MPs chant slogans against US drone strikes IRNA 19 Apr 2011 -- Pakistan opposition lawmakers Monday chanted slogans during parliament session against strikes by American drone aircraft in country's tribal regions.
- Islamic Scholars In Pakistan Condemn Suicide Attacks, Warn Government RFE/RL 19 Apr 2011 -- Hundreds of religious scholars in Pakistan have condemned suicide attacks and urged the state and government to protect people against terrorists, RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal reports.
- Pakistan arrests two French 'terror suspects' IRNA 15 Apr 2011 -- Pakistan arrested two French terror suspects in connection with the deadly 2002 Bali bombings in Indonesia, television channels reported.
- Terrorist attacks kill 2500, US drones 957 in Pakistan IRNA 15 Apr 2011 -- Nearly 2500 people had been killed in terrorist attacks while 957 lost lives in U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan in 2010, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said in its annual report on Thursday.
- Arrest of Two French Terror Suspects in Pakistan VOA 14 Apr 2011 -- Officials say Pakistani authorities have detained two French nationals who are suspected of being members of an Islamist militant group.
- Pakistan records protest with US over drone strikes IRNA 14 Apr 2011 -- Pakistan has recorded protest with American Ambassador in Islamabad over two strikes by US pilotless aircraft in South Waziristan.
- Pakistan Forces Attack Taliban Hideouts In Border Region, Kill 18 RFE/RL 14 Apr 2011 -- Pakistani officials: Troops and paramilitary forces targeted Taliban positions in the tribal region of Mohmand.
- Iran building 'anti-terror' wall on Pakistan border RIA Novosti 14 Apr 2011 -- Iran is building a fence on its border with Pakistan to keep out terrorists, Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said.
- Second Pakistan's intelligence officer leaves for US IRNA 13 Apr 2011 -- Chief of Pakistan's main intelligence agency is still in the US and is holding talks with the CIA chief.
- Pakistan Strongly Condemns Latest US Drone Strikes VOA 13 Apr 2011 -- The Pakistani government has strongly condemned a pair of U.S. drone missile strikes that killed six suspected militants.
- Six militants killed in US drone strikes in Pakistan IRNA 13 Apr 2011 -- In a break of almost a month, U.S. drone aircraft struck Pakistan’s South Waziristan tribal region on Wednesday and killed at least six people.
- Officials Say U.S. Drone Strike Kills Six In Pakistan RFE/RL 13 Apr 2011 -- Pakistani officials say that a suspected U.S. drone attack has killed six militants in Pakistan's tribal area near the Afghan border.
- US Drone Strike Kills 6 in Pakistan VOA 13 Apr 2011 -- Pakistani officials say two U.S. drone missile strikes killed six militants in the tribal region along the Afghan border.
- Pakistan Says No to Drone Strikes, CIA Operations VOA 12 Apr 2011 -- Pakistani and American officials say Pakistan has demanded the US CIA halt unmanned drone strikes against militants in the country.
- Intelligence Disagreements Cast Shadow Over U.S.-Pakistani Relations RFE/RL 12 Apr 2011 -- The head of Pakistan's ISI has held talks in Washington.
- Pakistani, U.S. Intelligence Chiefs Meet Near Washington RFE/RL 12 Apr 2011 -- The head of Pakistan's ISI directorate has met near Washington with the head of the U.S. CIA.
- Pakistan to release 89 Indian prisoners IRNA 12 Apr 2011 -- Pakistan will release 89 Indian prisoners this week amid resumption of official talks for the first time since the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
- Fighting In Western Pakistan Forces Migration RFE/RL 12 Apr 2011 -- Hundreds of people have left a remote part of northwestern Pakistan's Khyber tribal agency following violent clashes.
- Ambassador Calls for 'Renewal' Amid US-Pakistan Tensions VOA 11 Apr 2011 -- The U.S. ambassador to Islamabad is calling for a renewal in relations between the United States and Pakistan.
- Pakistan's Top Spy Visits U.S. RFE/RL 11 Apr 2011 -- The head of Pakistan's intelligence agency is visiting his counterpart at the CIA at a time of tension in the counterterrorism partnership between the two spy agencies.
- Pakistan intelligence chief leaves for US to revive ties with CIA IRNA 11 Apr 2011 -- Pakistan’s intelligence chief, Lt. Gen, Ahmad Shuja Pasha, left for Washington for talks with the chief of Central Intelligence Agency.
- India repatriates 39 Pakistani prisoners IRNA 11 Apr 2011 -- In a goodwill gesture, India released 39 Pakistani nationals, including two women, from different jails across the country and repatriated them to Pakistan.
- Pakistani ethnic leader shot dead in Karachi IRNA 11 Apr 2011 -- Unidentified gunmen shot dead a central leader of an opposition ethnic group in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi on Monday.
- Clash leaves police officer, 3 militants in Pakistan dead IRNA 11 Apr 2011 -- A police officer and three militants were killed in a clash in the outskirts of northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar early Monday morning.
- 3 die in roadside bomb in NW Pakistan IRNA 11 Apr 2011 -- A roadside bomb hit a passengers van and killed at least three people in northwest Pakistan on Monday.
- Pakistani court orders serving arrest warrant on Musharraf IRNA 09 Apr 2011 -- An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan Saturday asked prosecutors to contact the British Home Department for serving arrest warrant on former President Pervez Musharraf in connection with the 2007 assassination of Benazir Bhutto, lawyers said.
- Pakistan rejects US report on militancy IRNA 07 Apr 2011 -- Pakistan's army has rejected a US report that Pakistan is avoiding direct conflict with the militants in the tribal areas and that Pakistan still has no 'clear path' to defeat militants on its soil.
- Pakistan disputes U.S. report on terror campaign IRNA 07 Apr 2011 -- Pakistan Thursday disputed assessment in a U.S. report that Pakistan still has no 'clear path' to defeat militants on its soil and that Pakistan is avoiding direct conflict with the militants in the tribal areas.
- Pakistani court bails out police officers in Benazir murder IRNA 06 Apr 2011 -- A court in Pakistan on Tuesday ordered release of two detained senior police officers accused of negligence in the 2007 killing of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
- Why Are Peace Deals So Difficult To Keep In Pakistan's Tribal Areas? RFE/RL 05 Apr 2011 -- It doesn't take much to undermine a peace accord in Pakistan's tribal area.
- India, Pakistan Defence Secretary-level talks by April-end IRNA 05 Apr 2011 -- India and Pakistan are likely to resume Defence Secretary-level talks by month-end where they will discuss several issues including demilitarization of the world's highest battlefield - Siachen Glacier, and Sir Creek.
- Death toll from Pakistan's shrine attacks rises to 50 IRNA 04 Apr 2011 -- Death toll from twin deadly suicide attacks near a Sufi shrine in Pakistan';s eastern Punjab province has risen to 50, doctors said Monday.
- Three blasts kill 41, injure 100 in Pakistan IRNA 03 Apr 2011 -- Three bomb blasts, targeting people at a shrine in Pakistan's Punjab province, killed at least 41 people and injured 100 others on Sunday, chief of the rescue team said.
- Pakistani tribesmen reject US drone strike compensation IRNA 01 Apr 2011 -- Families of Pakistani tribesmen killed and injured in US drone strike refused to accept the government’s compensation.
- 3 NATO terminal guards killed in Pakistan IRNA 01 Apr 2011 -- Suspected militants have killed three guards at a terminal for NATO supply trucks in the Pakistani Khyber tribal region.
- Zardari seeks re-opening of Bhutto's death penalty case IRNA 01 Apr 2011 -- President, Asif Ali Zardari asked the Supreme Court to revisit the award of death penalty to Pakistan’s first directly elected Prime Minister.
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