Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
May 2017 - Pakistan Special Weapons News
- Former French Prime Minister Investigated Over Alleged Kickbacks In 'Karachi Affair' RFE/RL 31 May 2017 -- French authorities have opened a preliminary investigation into former French Prime Minister Edouard Balladur in connection with a funding scandal that arose from a 1990s arms deal with Pakistan.
- Pakistan reopens Afghanistan border crossing Press TV 28 May 2017 -- Pakistan has reopened a major border crossing with Afghanistan more than three weeks after several people were killed when troops from both sides exchanged fire for several hours.
- US to reduce military aid to Pakistan IRNA 24 May 2017 -- The director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, Mick Mulvaney, in a briefing has said that aid to Pakistan would be reduced, though he did not give concrete details, local media reported.
- Indian Army Says it Hit Pakistan Posts in Kashmir; Pakistan Denies it VOA 23 May 2017 -- The Indian army said Tuesday it has hit army posts in Pakistani Kashmir that were providing cover for militants planning to cross into the Indian side of the disputed Himalayan territory. Pakistan denies that any such action took place.
- Pakistan Faces Challenges to Curb Militancy to Protect Chinese Investment VOA 23 May 2017 -- Pakistan views a project to expand its port in Gwadar and link it to China as a way to provide jobs and an economic boost to Balochistan, the country's poorest province.
- UN Court Orders Pakistan Not To Execute Indian Naval Officer RFE/RL 18 May 2017 -- The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered Pakistan not to execute an Indian naval officer convicted of espionage and terrorism.
- UN Court Orders Pakistan Not to Execute Indian Officer Sputnik 18 May 2017 -- On Thursday, the International Court of Justice ordered Pakistan to stay the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav, who Pakistan claims to be an Indian spy, until the case is heard in full by the court in The Hague, the Netherlands. It also asked Pakistan to give India full consular access to Jadhav.
- Intl. court asks Pakistan to stay execution of Indian 'spy' Press TV 18 May 2017 -- The United Nations' top court has ordered Pakistan to stay the execution of an Indian man convicted of involvement in espionage and sabotage activities.
- Iran, Pak officials conduct survey of border, agree to boost security IRNA 15 May 2017 -- The Iranian and Pakistani senior border officials have agreed to boost security arrangements at their borders in order to block entry of terrorist elements and smugglers from one side to the other, Pakistan's local media reported on Monday.
- Pakistani forces shoot dead 4 militants in Punjab Press TV 15 May 2017 -- Pakistani security forces have shot dead at least four militants during a raid on a militant hideout in a central district of Punjab province.
- India Appeals To ICJ To Halt Execution Of Ex-Naval Officer RFE/RL 15 May 2017 -- India has appealed to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to order Pakistan to suspend the execution of a retired Indian naval officer convicted of espionage.
- India Evacuates Almost 1,000 Civilians Amid Border Clashes With Pakistan Sputnik 14 May 2017 -- Authorities of India's Jammu and Kashmir state have evacuated about 1,000 people living in the areas close to the Indian-Pakistani border due to the clashes and shelling in the state's Rajouri district, the deputy commissioner of Rajouri said Sunday.
- Pak-Afghan-US trilateral meeting discuss fighting Daesh IRNA 13 May 2017 -- A high level meeting between senior military officials of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Resolute Support Mission stressed upon the need to fight Daesh through complementary efforts in respective areas of operations, Pakistan's military media wing said.
- Turkey, Pakistan to jointly manufacture attack helicopters IRNA 12 May 2017 -- Pakistan has entered an agreement with Turkey to jointly manufacture T-129 attack helicopters, local media reported.
- Balochistan bombing by Daesh kills over two dozen Press TV 12 May 2017 -- More than two dozen people have been killed in a bomb attack in Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan.
- Suicide Bomber Kills 25 in Southwestern Pakistan VOA 12 May 2017 -- A suicide bomber has struck the convoy of an Islamic party in southwestern Pakistan, killing at least 25 people and wounding more than 40 others. Most of the victims were activists with the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F), a religious-based political party.
- Afghan Diplomat Alleges Pakistan Behind Resurgent Taliban VOA 11 May 2017 -- Afghanistan's ambassador to Pakistan has accused the neighboring country of contributing to the continuous violence in his war-ravaged nation by not cutting ties to the Taliban.
- Army: Pakistan, Iran enjoy strong brotherly ties IRNA 10 May 2017 -- Pakistani army says Iran and Pakistan enjoy strong brotherly and historical relations which will continue to grow in the future.
- Pak top official: Iran-Pak border commission to meet this month IRNA 10 May 2017 -- Pakistan's Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz hopes that border management commission between Iran and Pakistan will meet within this month to make sure border incidents may not happen again.
- Pakistan Criticizes Iran for Threatening Cross-Border Military Action VOA 09 May 2017 -- Pakistan has criticized Iran for threatening to launch cross-border military strikes against suspected Sunni militants whom Tehran says are plotting attacks in the Shi'ite-majority nation.
- Iran Warns It Will Attack 'Terrorist Safe Havens' Inside Pakistan RFE/RL 08 May 2017 -- Iran has warned Pakistan that Tehran would hit militant bases inside the neighboring country if Islamabad does not confront Sunni insurgents who carry out cross-border attacks.
- Afghan-Pakistani Border Clash Kills 50, Injures 100 Afghan Soldiers Sputnik 07 May 2017 -- Exchange of fire on the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan killed 50 Afghan servicemen and inflicted injuries to 100 others, Inspector General Frontier Corps (FC) Maj. Gen. Nadeem Ahmed said Sunday.
- Fire fight on Afghanistan-Pakistan border kills 15, injures 42 Press TV 05 May 2017 -- Forces from Afghanistan and Pakistan have clashed at the border between the two countries, leaving at least 15 people, including civilians, dead on both sides and 42 Pakistanis wounded.
- Pakistan to change Iran border military formation: Iranian official Press TV 05 May 2017 -- Pakistan has agreed to change the formation of its military forces on the border with Iran after Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif traveled to Islamabad for talks on the recent massacre of Iranian border guards.
- Deadly Militant Attack Strains Fragile Pakistan-Iran Ties VOA 03 May 2017 -- Iran is pressing Pakistan to capture and punish Sunni militants who staged last week's deadly terrorist attack on Iranian border guards before allegedly fleeing to the neighboring country.
- Afghanistan: UN assesses border management to cope with spike in returns from Pakistan UN News 02 May 2017 -- With an unprecedented 600,000 Afghans returned from Pakistan last year, the United Nations migration agency has completed an assessment of border management capacity at Afghanistan's two main border crossings with Pakistan.
- Pakistani, Indian Military Establish Hotline Contact After Border Escalation Sputnik 02 May 2017 -- Pakistani and Indian local military commanders established hotline contact after a reported escalation in the border regions, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media branch of the Pakistan Armed Forces, said Tuesday in a statement.
- Pakistani, Afghan Spymasters Hold Rare Talks VOA 02 May 2017 -- The Spy chiefs of Pakistan and Afghanistan have held official talks in Kabul on bilateral security and counterterrorism cooperation.
- Pakistan Spy Chief to Visit Afghanistan VOA 01 May 2017 -- Pakistan's spy chief is expected to visit Afghanistan later this week for talks with counterparts in Kabul on bilateral anti-terrorism and security cooperation, officials said Monday.
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