Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
March 2018 - Pakistan Special Weapons News
- India, Pakistan Were on Edge of War After Kashmir Dogfight – Report Sputnik 23 Mar 2019 -- The report comes as Pakistani President Arif Alvi underscored during a military parade in Islamabad on Saturday that "India should accept facts and not make the mistake to view it in a pre-partition light" – something that Alvi warned may be "very dangerous for the region's stability".
- Heavy Air Patrol, Cross-Border Clashes Underway at Indo-Pak Border - Reports Sputnik 22 Mar 2019 -- Local sources confirmed to Sputnik that heavy aerial activities, in addition to the firing of artillery, mortar and machine guns, are taking place from both sides of the Indo-Pak border.
- Four Gunfights Erupt in last 24 Hours in Jammu and Kashmir, 4 Terrorists Killed Sputnik 22 Mar 2019 -- Indian-administered Kashmir has witnessed ongoing clashes between Indian security forces and terrorists.
- Indian PM Modi Capable of Any "Misadventure" to Win Elections - Pakistani PM Sputnik 22 Mar 2019 -- Narendra Modi's BJP has made terrorism one of its election planks as the party gears up to seek its second five-year term in office. Indian voters are going to elect new members to the lower house of Parliament in seven-phased polling starting 11 April, and results will be declared on 23 May.
- Pakistan: 'Common Ground' Remains Elusive In U.S. Talks RFE/RL 31 Mar 2018 -- The spokesman for the Pakistani Foreign Ministry says Islamabad and Washington have yet to find "common ground" on a range of issues, including U.S. accusations that Pakistan is not pulling its weight in the fight against terrorism.
- Pakistani Court Orders Arrest of Cleric Linked to Islamabad Protests VOA 21 Mar 2018 -- A court in Islamabad issued an arrest warrant this week for Khadim Hussain Rizvi, the founder of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), in connection with last year's protests that turned violent and disrupted public order in Islamabad for nearly three weeks.
- Pakistan: Afghan Peace Offer to Taliban 'Light at End of Tunnel' VOA 18 Mar 2018 -- Pakistan has conveyed to the leadership in Afghanistan its opinion that the Taliban are left with no "excuse or justification for continuing war" following Kabul's offer of unconditional peace talks.
- Pence Tells Abbasi That Pakistan Must Do More To Defeat Militants RFE/RL 18 Mar 2018 -- U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi that his country should work more closely with the United States and do more to defeat the Taliban and other militants, the White House said.
- Pakistan doing bare minimum to contain Taliban: US official Press TV 17 Mar 2018 -- A senior US official has accused Pakistan of doing the "bare minimum" required to squeeze the Taliban and terror groups.
- More Than 180 Convicts Sentenced to Death by Pakistan's Military Tribunals Since 2015 VOA 17 Mar 2018 -- Since their reinstatement in 2015, military courts in Pakistan have sentenced 186 convicts to death and issued verdicts for more than 300 terrorism-related cases, the country's Ministry of Defense said last week.
- Nawaz Sharif's brother formally picked as PML-N chief Press TV 13 Mar 2018 -- The younger brother of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has formally taken charge of the country's ruling party, two weeks after he was appointed as interim chief of the party.
- US offers $5 million in award money for Taliban leader Press TV 09 Mar 2018 -- The US has announced it will pay a $5 million reward to anyone who assists in the finding of the leader of Pakistan's Taliban, and has offered $3 million for two other militants from other terrorist groups.
- U.S. Offers Rewards For Help Locating Pakistani Taliban Leaders RFE/RL 09 Mar 2018 -- The United States says it is offering multimillion-dollar rewards for information leading to the location of Pakistani Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah and two other militant leaders believed to be in Pakistan.
- Pakistani Taliban Confirms Death Of Leader's Son RFE/RL 09 Mar 2018 -- The Pakistani Taliban has confirmed the death of the son of leader Mullah Fazlullah in a suspected U.S. drone strike on March 6.
- Pakistani Court Rules in Favor of Political Party Tied to Global Terror Suspect VOA 08 Mar 2018 -- A federal court in Pakistan has sided with a new political party whose bid to register with the national election commission was rejected because of the party's ties to an Islamic cleric designated as a global terrorist by the United Nations and United States.
- Pakistan approves exchange of Kashmir detainees with India Press TV 07 Mar 2018 -- Pakistani authorities have endorsed a proposal from India on exchange of prisoners that could also cover detainees from the disputed Kashmir region.
- Pakistan 'shoots down Indian recon drone in Kashmir' Press TV 07 Mar 2018 -- The Pakistani military says it has shot down an Indian reconnaissance drone that had violated Pakistan's airspace in the disputed Kashmir region.
- Sharif's Party Reportedly Gains Control Of Pakistani Senate RFE/RL 03 Mar 2018 -- Reports from Pakistan say the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party gained control of parliament's upper house in a secret ballot on March 3.
- Pakistan Vows to 'Wholeheartedly' Further Afghan Peace Effort VOA 01 Mar 2018 -- Pakistan praised Afghanistan's president, Ashraf Ghani, Thursday for offering unconditional talks to the Taliban, pledging to extend any help "wholeheartedly" to further the peace effort between the warring parties.
- Pakistan Confirms Inclusion on FATF's Terrorist Financing List in June VOA 01 Mar 2018 -- Pakistani authorities this week confirmed the country is going back on the "gray list" of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a global financial watchdog that monitors terror financing and money laundering.
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