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August 2017 - Pakistan Special Weapons News
- Pakistan Supports Efforts to Restore Peace, Stability in Afghanistan Sputnik 22 Aug 2017 -- Pakistan supports efforts aimed at restoring peace and stability in Afghanistan, the Pakistani Foreign Ministry said in a statement Tuesday.
- US Expects Pakistani Gov-t's 'Decisive Action' Against Militants - Tillerson Sputnik 22 Aug 2017 -- The US expects Islamabad to exert efforts aimed at struggle against internal militant groups, US State Secretary Rex Tillerson said.
- After Trump barbs, China jumps to defend Pakistan Press TV 22 Aug 2017 -- China has defended Pakistan against strong criticism by US President Donald Trump that Islamabad was not doing enough to counter terrorism in the region.
- Pakistan's Khan Calls for 'Open Borders' With Afghanistan VOA 18 Aug 2017 -- Pakistan's populist opposition leader, Imran Khan, says the future of long-term relations with landlocked Afghanistan lies in the two countries having "open borders" and "free trade."
- Pakistan Air Force jet crashes on training mission IRNA 17 Aug 2017 -- A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) jet crashed while on a training mission on Thursday near eastern city of Sargodha, the main air base of the country, a press release issued by PAF said.
- Pakistan for enhanced cooperation with Kabul IRNA 17 Aug 2017 -- Pakistan top-level civil and military officials during a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) have resolved to work with the Afghan government for the resolution of issues including cross-border firing and support network for terrorist attacks in Pakistan, state media reported.
- Pakistan Slams US for Declaring Anti-India Kashmir Group as 'Terrorist' VOA 17 Aug 2017 -- Pakistan has criticized the United States for designating Hizbul Mujahideen, the largest militant group fighting Indian rule in the disputed Kashmir region, as a "foreign terrorist" organization.
- Report: Considerable Drop in Militancy in Pakistan's Restive Tribal Areas VOA 15 Aug 2017 -- Pakistan's northwestern tribal region, beleaguered for years by terrorism and lawlessness, has seen a decline in militant activities during the past few months as the result of government counterinsurgency operations, a recent security report says.
- Major blast kills 15 in capital of Pakistan's Balochistan province Press TV 12 Aug 2017 -- At least 15 people have been killed in a major explosion in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province.
- Deposed Pakistani Leader's Wife To Run For His Seat In Parliament RFE/RL 11 Aug 2017 -- The wife of Pakistan's deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif will run for the parliamentary seat he was forced to vacate after the Supreme Court disqualified him from holding office last month, party officials said.
- Pakistan's Sharif Criticizes Supreme Court For Forcing Him From Office RFE/RL 11 Aug 2017 -- Deposed Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif criticized the country's Supreme Court for disqualifying him from office over undisclosed wealth on the second day of his "caravan of democracy" on August 10.
- Pakistan says no military solution to Afghan conflict IRNA 10 Aug 2017 -- Pakistan says there is no military solution to Afghan conflict and the crisis in the country can be solved only by holding dialog between all the parties, including Taliban.
- Deposed Pakistani premier criticizes top judges for his ouster Press TV 10 Aug 2017 -- Pakistan's deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif has criticized the country's Supreme Court judges for disqualifying him from office.
- Deposed Pakistani Prime Minister Continues March Toward Lahore RFE/RL 10 Aug 2017 -- Deposed Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif continued his journey from Islamabad toward his hometown of Lahore on August 10, a trip that appears aimed at displaying his political influence after a Supreme Court decision forced him out late last month.
- India-Pakistan Row May Grow as Lashkar Leader Tries to Found Political Party Sputnik 10 Aug 2017 -- India is concerned that the launching of the political outfit by Hafiz Saeed, co-founder of terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba, may increase cross border terrorism.
- Shootout with Taliban Kills 4 Pakistani Army Officers SPA 09 Aug 2017 -- A shootout with militants in a Pakistani tribal region bordering Afghanistan early on Wednesday killed an army major and three other officers, the military said. The Pakistani Taliban later claimed responsibility for the attack.
- Four Pakistani Soldiers Killed in Gunfight with Militants VOA 09 Aug 2017 -- Officials in Pakistan say a gunfight with militants in a northwestern district near the Afghan border Wednesday left four soldiers dead, including a high ranking officer.
- What Does Sharif's Ouster in Islamabad Mean for South Asia? VOA 08 Aug 2017 -- The removal of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has opened the door for opportunity and potential peril – in the country's foreign policy, specifically in dealing with Afghanistan, India and the United States.
- Pakistani Police Foil Taliban Attack In Lahore After Bombing, Officials Say RFE/RL 08 Aug 2017 -- Pakistani authorities say they have foiled a terrorist attack in the eastern city of Lahore, hours after a bombing wounded more than 30 people.
- Pakistan Dismisses US Assertions Fighting Terrorism 'Selectively' VOA 06 Aug 2017 -- Pakistan has dismissed latest U.S. assertions it is "selectively" fighting terrorist groups or allowing insurgents to use Pakistani soil for plotting attacks against Afghanistan.
- Pakistan's New Cabinet Takes Oath VOA 04 Aug 2017 -- Pakistan's new cabinet took oath Friday, concluding a democratic leadership transition process that was set in motion a week ago when a judicial order ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for concealing assets and plunged the nuclear-armed nation into political uncertainty.
- Deadly Attack on US Troops Prompts Rare Condemnation by Pakistan's Army Chief VOA 03 Aug 2017 -- In a rare move, Pakistan's military chief Thursday condemned as terrorism a Taliban attack in neighboring Afghanistan in which two U.S. troops were killed and four others wounded.
- Nawaz Sharif achievements for Pakistan during his tenure as PM IRNA 02 Aug 2017 -- Former Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif despite his disqualification by the Supreme Court, has had some achievements during his four years tenure and his party will continue with the same policies and try to complete the half done projects by 2018 elections.
- Pakistan must detach self from US: Opposition leader Imran Khan Press TV 02 Aug 2017 -- Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan says Islamabad needs to detach itself from the United States and pull out of the "war on terror" in order to achieve prosperity and peace.
- Pakistani Taliban Chases Jihadi Pack With New Women's Magazine RFE/RL 02 Aug 2017 -- A new push by one of Pakistan's most notorious militant groups to attract female fighters looks like an effort to keep up with Islamic State (IS) and other extremists who have used such appeals to bolster their ranks with women and spread propaganda, close observers of the militants' strategies say.
- Shahid Khaqan Abbasi elected as Pakistan PM IRNA 01 Aug 2017 -- Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz candidate Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was elected as Prime Minister of Pakistan on Tuesday.
- Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is Pakistan's new prime minister Press TV 01 Aug 2017 -- Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, a close ally of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has been elected by the country's parliament to replace the disqualified premier.
- Pakistan extends house arrest of Hafiz Saeed Press TV 01 Aug 2017 -- Pakistani authorities have reportedly ordered an extension in the house arrest of Hafiz Saeed, the leader of charity group Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and the one accused by the United States and India of orchestrating 2008 attacks on the Indian financial capital of Mumbai that killed 166 people.
- Sharif Loyalist Abbasi Elected Pakistani Prime Minister RFE/RL 01 Aug 2017 -- Pakistani lawmakers have elected a new prime minister to replace Nawaz Sharif, who was ousted last week over corruption allegations.
- Abbasi Takes Oath as Pakistan's New Prime Minister VOA 01 Aug 2017 -- Shahid Khaqan Abbasi took the oath of office Tuesday as Pakistan's new prime minister to replace Nawaz Sharif, who was disqualified by the country's highest court last week on corruption charges.
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