Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
June 2018 - Pakistan Special Weapons News
- Pakistan Grants New Extension Before Forced Return Of Afghan Refugees RFE/RL 30 Jun 2018 -- The Pakistani government says it has granted another extension to a deadline for the forced repatriation of some 2 million Afghan refugees.
- Pakistan Pulls Sunni Extremist From Terror Watch List VOA 29 Jun 2018 -- Pakistan's government has lifted a ban on extremist religious leader Mohammad Ahmed Ludhianvi, at a time when the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has placed the country on its terror watch list for its alleged failure to curb terror financing.
- Pakistan Added To Watch List On Global Terror Financing RFE/RL 28 Jun 2018 -- A global money-laundering watchdog will place Pakistan back on its terrorism financing "grey" monitoring list to pressure Islamabad to halt alleged support for militant groups, Pakistani officials say.
- Pakistan Confirms Place on Terror-Financing Watch List VOA 28 Jun 2018 -- Pakistan on Thursday confirmed it had been placed on the Financial Action Task Force's "gray list" over its alleged failure to choke off terror financing, although the global financial watchdog has not yet announced the decision.
- Pakistani Taliban pick Noor Wali Mahsud as new chief Press TV 23 Jun 2018 -- The Pakistani branch of the Taliban, known as the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), has chosen a new chief to replace its slain leader Mullah Fazlullah.
- Pakistani Taliban Appoint New Leader After Mullah Fazlullah's Killing RFE/RL 23 Jun 2018 -- The Pakistani Taliban has appointed a religious scholar as their new leader to replace Mullah Fazlullah, who was killed in a U.S. air strike in Afghanistan earlier this month.
- Pakistani Taliban Names Successor of Chief Killed in Drone Strike VOA 23 Jun 2018 -- The extremist Pakistani Taliban has formally confirmed the death of its chief in last week's American drone strike in eastern Afghanistan and announced the appointment of his successor.
- Pakistan Adopts Rules to Fight Terrorism Financing VOA 21 Jun 2018 -- Pakistan's national financial authority has adopted new regulations to fight money laundering and terror financing and to comply with Financial Action Task Force's (FATF) guidelines, a global financial watchdog that recently placed Pakistan on its gray list for its inability to choke terror financing.
- Pakistan hosting world's largest refugee population IRNA 20 Jun 2018 -- As the world observes Refugee Day, Pakistan is the world's largest refugees host giving shelter to millions of Afghan refugees.
- India and Pakistan Continue to Increase Nuclear Weapons Stockpiles – Report Sputnik 20 Jun 2018 -- The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute's (SIPRI) annual report on the current state of armaments, disarmament and international security notes that despite the overall decrease in global nuclear weapons year-on-year, India and Pakistan are doing the opposite.
- Afghan Officials Hold Security Talks With Pakistan Spy Chief VOA 19 Jun 2018 -- A high-powered Afghan security delegation visited neighboring Pakistan on Tuesday for official talks on how to jointly push peace and reconciliation efforts in Afghanistan.
- Afghan President Says Pakistani Taliban Chief 'Confirmed' Dead RFE/RL 15 Jun 2018 -- Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said he has confirmed the death of Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah, calling it a "great step toward building trust" between Kabul and Islamabad.
- Pakistani Taliban Leader Killed in US Drone Strike in Afghanistan - Reports Sputnik 15 Jun 2018 -- Along with Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah, killed in a strike near the border with Afghanistan on Thursday, four more TTP commanders were killed in the attack, the TOLOnews broadcaster reported.
- Pakistan: 3 Soldiers, 5 Afghan-based 'Terrorists' Dead in Border Fight VOA 15 Jun 2018 -- Pakistan said Friday Afghanistan-based "terrorists" conducted "multiple physical and fire raids" on security outposts, killing three soldiers.
- Pakistan bars militant-linked group from forming political party Press TV 13 Jun 2018 -- A Pakistani group linked to the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks has been denied permission to register as a political party ahead of general elections scheduled to be held on July 25.
- Pakistan's Army Chief Visits Afghanistan Amid Renewed Peace Push VOA 12 Jun 2018 -- Pakistan's military chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, traveled to Afghanistan Tuesday, where his delegation held talks with President Ashraf Ghani on bilateral issues and matters related to Afghan peacemaking efforts.
- 'Opposite Sides': Pakistan, India Ex-Spy Chiefs Lift Lid On Deadly Rivalry RFE/RL 12 Jun 2018 -- Pakistan and India have fought four bloody wars since their creation in 1947, and continue to engage in daily clashes in the divided Himalayan region of Kashmir.
- US Asks Pakistan to Facilitate Afghan-Taliban Peace Talks VOA 08 Jun 2018 -- The United States has confirmed it is asking Pakistan for help in facilitating the Afghan government's direct peace talks with the Taliban insurgency.
- Pakistani Coalition Vows to Impose Sharia if Elected VOA 07 Jun 2018 -- The leadership of a coalition of five religious-turned-political parties known as Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) has vowed to implement Islamic law if they are elected in Pakistan's general elections July 25.
- US-Pakistan Tensions Appear to Be Easing VOA 07 Jun 2018 -- The United States appears to be easing public pressure on Pakistan in a bid to encourage the country to help promote peace and reconciliation with the Taliban to bring an end to the war in Afghanistan.
- Pakistan extends curfew in South Waziristan Press TV 06 Jun 2018 -- Authorities in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region have expanded a 24-hour curfew to avert further clashes between tribesmen and militants.
- Pakistani Tribal Area Tense After Deadly Clashes Between Activists, Militants RFE/RL 06 Jun 2018 -- Authorities in a Pakistani tribal region have expanded a 24-hour curfew to avert further deadly clashes between local militants and Pashtun rights activists.
- Indian, Pakistani forces exchange cross-border fire in Kashmir after short truce Press TV 04 Jun 2018 -- Indian and Pakistani forces have once again traded deadly fire at the disputed Kashmiri border following a brief period of calm there.
- Pakistani Tribal Region Under Curfew After Deadly Clashes Between Activists, Militants RFE/RL 04 Jun 2018 -- The situation remains tense in a Pakistani tribal region where at least two people died and 25 were wounded in clashes between local militants and Pashtun rights activists, officials and eyewitnesses say.
- Pakistani Army Rejects Criticism Of Campaign Against Militants RFE/RL 04 Jun 2018 -- Pakistan's military has rejected accusations that the country is harboring militants who launch attacks in neighboring Afghanistan.
- Experts Mull Impact of Pakistan Tribal Regions' Mainstreaming VOA 03 Jun 2018 -- Pakistan last week signed legislation that integrates the semi-autonomous tribal region, previously known as the Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA), into Pakistan's governing structure.
- Pakistani Forces Clash With Militants on Afghan Border VOA 03 Jun 2018 -- Pakistan says at least six militants were killed and five soldiers wounded in shootouts along the troubled border with Afghanistan.
- Pakistan Appoints Interim PM to Oversee New Polls VOA 01 Jun 2018 -- A former Pakistani chief justice has taken the helm as his country's caretaker prime minister pending the outcome of parliamentary elections scheduled for July 25.
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