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August 2018 - Pakistan Special Weapons News
- Pakistan Looks to 'Move On' Despite Row Over US Phone Call VOA 28 Aug 2018 -- Pakistan vowed Tuesday it will attempt in upcoming talks with the United States to mend strained bilateral relations, despite a row over a recent phone call between new Prime Minister Imran Khan and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
- Pakistan Disputes US State Department's Statement on Pompeo-Khan Conversation Sputnik 24 Aug 2018 -- While the US State Department claimed that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asked Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to take decisive action against terrorists operating in Pakistan, Pakistan has denied that terrorism was discussed in a recent telephone conversation between the two leaders.
- Pakistan: US Version of Pompeo's Phone Call to Khan 'Contrary to Facts' VOA 24 Aug 2018 -- The top Pakistani diplomat maintained Friday that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did not mention anything about terrorists operating in Pakistan during a telephone call to new Prime Minister Imran Khan.
- Pakistan to ban jailed former prime minister from traveling abroad Press TV 20 Aug 2018 -- Pakistan will bar jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, convicted of corruption, and his daughter Maryam from traveling abroad, the government says.
- In maiden speech, new Pakistan PM vows to target graft, govt. expenses Press TV 20 Aug 2018 -- Pakistan's newly-elected Prime Minister Imran Khan has vowed in his first speech to the nation to fight corruption and cut government expenses, calling on the rich to pay taxes in support of the poor and help decrease the country's reliance on loans and foreign aid.
- Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's Cabinet Sworn In RFE/RL 20 Aug 2018 -- Pakistan's 21-member cabinet has been sworn in, a day after newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan vowed in a televised speech that his government would cut spending, end corruption, and repatriate public funds.
- New Pakistani Prime Minister Says Debt Crisis One of Country's Key Issues Sputnik 20 Aug 2018 -- New Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan delivered Sunday his first speech as the country's head of the government. Key points of the speech were later posted on the prime minister's Facebook page.
- Pakistan: Rival India Hints at Revival of Talks VOA 20 Aug 2018 -- Pakistan disclosed Monday that neighboring India has hinted at the possibility of the two nuclear armed nations reviving long-stalled talks.
- Pakistan's Khan Pledges Reforms to Counter Corruption, Poverty VOA 19 Aug 2018 -- Pakistan's newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan, in his maiden speech to the nation Sunday night, promised wide-ranging reforms to combat corruption and cut government expenditures to tackle a crisis-ridden national economy.
- Financial Task Force Monitor Pakistan's Progress on Anti-Terror Financing VOA 18 Aug 2018 -- A delegation from the global financial watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has held meetings with Pakistani authorities to review the country's measures against money laundering and terror financing.
- Imran Khan sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan IRNA 18 Aug 2018 -- Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Saturday took oath as 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan.
- Former cricketer Imran Khan sworn in as Pakistan's PM Press TV 18 Aug 2018 -- Pakistan's former cricket star Imran Khan has been sworn in as the country's new prime minister.
- Khan Unveils Key Ministers After Taking Pakistani Premier's Office RFE/RL 18 Aug 2018 -- Former cricket star Imran Khan has announced his key cabinet picks after he was sworn in as Pakistan's prime minister following his party's controversial election victory last month.
- Pakistan rejects reports of Ghazni attackers' medical treatment IRNA 18 Aug 2018 -- Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesperson has strongly rejected reports alleging that some Taliban fighters involved in Afghanistan's Ghazni attack were offered medical treatment in Pakistani hospitals.
- Imran Khan elected Pakistan's new prime minister Press TV 17 Aug 2018 -- Pakistan's former cricket star Imran Khan has been elected the country's new prime minister following the parliament's approval.
- Pakistani Lawmakers Approve Khan As Prime Minister RFE/RL 17 Aug 2018 -- Pakistani lawmakers has voted to elect former cricket star and longtime politician Imran Khan as the country's next prime minister.
- Islamabad Confirms US Suspended Pakistani Military Training Aid Sputnik 17 Aug 2018 -- The Pakistani Foreign Ministry officially confirmed on Friday that Washington had stopped training Pakistani military personnel in accordance with a January decision to suspend US financial assistance for Islamabad's security sector.
- Pakistan's New Parliament Elects Khan as PM VOA 17 Aug 2018 -- Pakistan's newly-elected National Assembly on Friday formally chose Imran Khan as prime minister, successfully marking second peaceful transition from one democratically elected government to another in the country's 70-year political history, which has been marred by military interventions and turmoils.
- Afghanistan, Pakistan at Odds Over Ghazni Assault Claims VOA 16 Aug 2018 -- Afghan officials claim that dozens of Pakistani nationals were among more than 400 militants killed in fierce battles in southeastern Ghazni province in the past several days.
- Pakistan Swears In Newly-Elected Parliament RFE/RL 13 Aug 2018 -- Members of Pakistan's newly-elected parliament have been sworn in following general elections last month that were marred by allegations of fraud.
- US suspends military training programs for Pakistani officers Press TV 11 Aug 2018 -- The United States has suspended the military and educational training of scores of Pakistani officers, a move that could negatively affect more than a decade of bilateral military relations between Washington and Islamabad.
- Pakistani Soldiers To Receive Russian Military Training Under New Deal RFE/RL 10 Aug 2018 -- Pakistan and Russia have reached a military cooperation deal that includes sending Pakistani soldiers to Russia for training, the countries' defense ministries have announced.
- Pakistan: 'Sensitive Areas' Along Afghan Border to Be Fenced by December VOA 10 Aug 2018 -- Pakistan will have unilaterally fenced "sensitive areas" along the country's largely porous border with Afghanistan by the end of the year, discouraging terrorist infiltration in either direction, officials told VOA on Friday.
- Pakistani Opposition Rallies Over 'Rigged' Elections RFE/RL 08 Aug 2018 -- Supporters of Pakistan's opposition political parties have rallied to protest what they claim were fraud and voting irregularities in last month's national elections, directly blaming the country's powerful military.
- Pakistan, Russia Sign Rare Military Cooperation Pact VOA 08 Aug 2018 -- Pakistan has wrapped up a groundbreaking contract with Russia that would, for the first time, open doors for Russian military training of Pakistani army officers.
- Pakistan's Opposition Alleges Rigging in July Polls VOA 08 Aug 2018 -- Pakistan's opposition parties gathered in Islamabad to protest what they said was rigging in last month's polls.
- Pakistan, India briefly open southern border after 12 years IRNA 06 Aug 2018 -- Pakistan and India have opened the border crossing at Khokhrapar-Munabao zero point to repatriate the dead body of an Indian woman who had died during a visit to Pakistan, local media reported.
- Pakistan's opposition groups to challenge Khan with own PM candidate in parliament Press TV 03 Aug 2018 -- Pakistan's two former dominant political parties have pledged to stop Imran Khan from taking power.
- Fairness Allegations Haunt Khan's Newly Elected Party of 'Change' VOA 03 Aug 2018 -- A week after Pakistan went to the polls and the party of internationally renowned cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan claimed victory, questions continue to rise over the fairness and transparency of the polling process.
- Pakistani Extremists' Poll Success Stirs Unease VOA 03 Aug 2018 -- Many in Pakistan are concerned about strong performance of several extremist religious parties with links to terror groups in recent elections and those groups' emergence in the country's political arena.
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