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April 2017 - Pakistan Special Weapons News
- US drone strike kills seven in Pakistan's tribal region Press TV 27 Apr 2017 -- At least seven people have lost their lives when a US unmanned aerial vehicle carried out a strike in northwestern Pakistan, security sources say.
- Ex-Pakistan Taliban Spokesman Claims India, Afghanistan Targeting Pakistan VOA 26 Apr 2017 -- A central leader and ex-spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, Ehsanullah Ehsan, has alleged Afghan security forces and their intelligence agency, NDS, together with the Indian spy agency are supporting cross-border terrorist attacks against Pakistan.
- Pakistan Supreme Court Rules Sharif Can Stay In Power RFE/RL 20 Apr 2017 -- Pakistan's Supreme Court has ordered further investigations into corruption allegations against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, but ruled that he can remain in office for now.
- Pakistan Awaits Court Verdict That Could Unseat Sharif VOA 19 Apr 2017 -- Pakistan's Supreme Court will announce a much-awaited judgment Thursday that could either politically boost Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, or unseat him over corruption allegations.
- Pakistan Rejects Charges of Harboring Violent 'Proxies' VOA 18 Apr 2017 -- Pakistan's military has rejected allegations that it harbors militant groups engaged in violence against neighboring Afghanistan and India.
- Pakistan's Military Says Spokesman Of Taliban Faction Surrenders RFE/RL 17 Apr 2017 -- Pakistan's military said on April 17 that a spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban has surrendered along with other members of the Tehrik-e Taliban (TTP) militant group.
- U.S. National Security Adviser Visits Pakistan, Hints At Tougher Stance RFE/RL 17 Apr 2017 -- H.R. McMaster, U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser, has visited Pakistan, a day after he hinted that Washington could take a tougher stance on Islamabad.
- Pakistan Builds Fence on Afghan Border VOA 17 Apr 2017 -- Pakistan's military announced Monday that its plan to fence the entire 2,611-kilometer largely porous border with Afghanistan is underway and scores of new outposts are also being built to prevent terrorist infiltration.
- McMaster Concludes Pakistan Talks With Call to Confront Terrorism VOA 17 Apr 2017 -- U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster concluded Monday a daylong trip to Pakistan where he met civilian and military leaders to stress "the need to confront terrorism in all its forms" and reviewed efforts aimed at stabilizing neighboring Afghanistan.
- US Urges Russia, Pakistan To End Support For Afghan Taliban VOA 16 Apr 2017 -- The United States is calling on regional countries, including Russia and Pakistan, not to support the Taliban in their bid to "perpetuate the very long war" in Afghanistan.
- China delivers third maritime patrol ship to Pakistan People's Daily 14 Apr 2017 -- On April 11, China officially handed a 600-ton patrol ship over to Pakistan's maritime safety authority in Guangzhou, Guangdong province. Among other things, the ship will be used to safeguard Pakistan's maritime interests.
- Pakistan not to be part of any alliance against Yemen: defense min IRNA 12 Apr 2017 -- Pakistan Defense Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has reiterated that Pakistan is not going to become part of any alliance against Yemen.
- Pakistan says will quit Saudi-led military coalition if it turns 'sectarian' Press TV 12 Apr 2017 -- Pakistan's Defense Minister Khawaja Asif says Islamabad will quit a controversial Saudi-led coalition if it becomes "sectarian," as the military bloc continues its aggression against the impoverished nation of Yemen, particularly the Shia Houthi Ansarullah movement there.
- Pakistan Executes 2 'Hardcore Terrorists' VOA 11 Apr 2017 -- Pakistan executed two militants Tuesday who officials said were convicted of terrorism-related offenses by military courts.
- India Warns Pakistan Spy Case Could Impact Ties VOA 11 Apr 2017 -- India has warned Pakistan to consider the consequences on bilateral relations if a death sentence handed to a former naval officer by a Pakistani military court is carried out and said it will do "whatever it takes" to ensure justice for him.
- Pakistani military court hands down death penalty to alleged Indian spy Press TV 10 Apr 2017 -- A Pakistani military court has handed down death sentence to an Indian man for his alleged involvement in espionage and sabotage activities.
- Pakistan Awards Death Sentence to Alleged Indian Spy Sputnik 10 Apr 2017 -- Pakistan has awarded the death penalty to alleged Indian spy, Commander Kulbushan Sudhir Jadhav alias Hussein Mubarak Patel, for his involvement in espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan.
- Pakistan Sentences Suspected Indian Spy to Death VOA 10 Apr 2017 -- A military court in Pakistan has sentenced an alleged Indian spy to death on charges of "espionage and sabotage" activities against the country, a rare move likely to fuel bilateral tensions.
- 10 militants killed in gun battle with Pakistani police in Lahore Press TV 08 Apr 2017 -- Pakistani police say at least 10 militants have been killed in a gun battle in the eastern city of Lahore, just a few days after a bomb attack rocked the city, killing several people and wounding nearly 20 others.
- Pakistani Islamist Leader Calls on Taliban to Join His Political Party VOA 06 Apr 2017 -- A Pakistani lawmaker and deputy leader of a conservative religious party, accused of links with militant groups, has invited the Pakistani Taliban to join his Islamist political party.
- Afghanistan Reacts Angrily to Pakistan's Fencing of Border VOA 05 Apr 2017 -- Afghanistan is calling on Pakistan to stop fencing off the border between the two countries, suggesting that Kabul might resort to military action if diplomacy fails to resolve the issue.
- Pakistan resumes repatriating Afghan refugees despite criticism Press TV 03 Apr 2017 -- Pakistan has resumed its mass repatriation of Afghan refugees under a UN program weeks after an international human rights watchdog criticized Islamabad for deporting thousands to a war-torn nation.
- Pakistan Resumes Repatriation Of Afghan Refugees Under Controversial UN Program RFE/RL 03 Apr 2017 -- Pakistan has resumed its repatriation of Afghan refugees under a controversial program by the United Nations, a UN official said.
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