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September 2018 - Pakistan Special Weapons News
- Pakistan's Khan Denounces India's 'Arrogant' Decision To Cancel Talks RFE/RL 23 Sep 2018 -- Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has denounced India's decision to cancel rare talks with Islamabad just one day after New Delhi said they would take place on the sidelines of the upcoming UN General Assembly.
- Imran Khan slams India's 'arrogant' decision to call off rare meeting Press TV 22 Sep 2018 -- Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan says he is "disappointed" with the Indian government for its decision to call off a planned meeting between the foreign ministers of the two countries, denouncing New Delhi's move as "arrogant and negative."
- Pakistan Says Gunfight With 'Terrorists' Kills 7 Troops VOA 22 Sep 2018 -- Pakistan said Saturday an intense gunfight with militants near the border with Afghanistan has killed seven soldiers, including an officer.
- Pakistan Slams India for Cancelling New York Talks VOA 22 Sep 2018 -- Pakistan has slammed rival India for abruptly cancelling a rare meeting between foreign ministers of the two countries that were scheduled on the sidelines of the upcoming U.N. General Assembly.
- India cancels rare Pakistan meeting over 'brutal killings' Press TV 22 Sep 2018 -- India has cancelled a rare meeting between its foreign minister and her Pakistani counterpart just a day after announcing the talks would take place on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
- Pakistan's PM Khan urges India to resolve disputes, including Kashmir Press TV 21 Sep 2018 -- Newly-elected Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has called on his Indian counterpart to engage in bilateral efforts to resolve outstanding disputes, including the issue of Kashmir.
- India Cautiously Accepts Pakistan's Offer for Meeting Between Foreign Ministers Sputnik 20 Sep 2018 -- India has categorically clarified that the agreement to hold a meeting between the Indian and Pakistani foreign ministers should not be considered a resumption of bilateral dialogue, which remains stalled since 2016 following a series of terror attacks on Indian military camps.
- Pakistan court orders release of former PM Nawaz Sharif, daughter Press TV 19 Sep 2018 -- A Pakistani court has suspended prison sentences previously handed down to ousted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter, and son-in-law in a corruption case.
- Former Pakistani PM Sharif Freed From Prison On Bail RFE/RL 19 Sep 2018 -- Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter, and son-in-law have been released from prison after a court suspended their prison sentences in a corruption case.
- Pakistani Court Orders Release of Jailed Ex-PM Nawaz Sharif, His Daughter Sputnik 19 Sep 2018 -- Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz were convicted by the apex court after his family was found to be linked to offshore companies named in the Panama Papers released in 2015.
- Pakistan Court Suspends Prison Sentence, Frees Ex-PM Sharif VOA 19 Sep 2018 -- A high court in Pakistan has ordered the release of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam, and son-in-law Mohammad Safdar, suspending the sentences handed to them for corruption.
- Pakistan's Imran Khan vows to give citizenship to some Afghans, Bengalis Press TV 18 Sep 2018 -- Pakistan's new premier Imran Khan has vowed to give citizenship to some Afghan refugees and Bengali immigrants, officials confirmed Monday, granting rights to many who have lived in the country for decades.
- India Starts Smart Fencing of Border With Pakistan Sputnik 18 Sep 2018 -- The high-tech surveillance system will create an invisible electronic barrier on land, water and even in the air and underground. The smart border fencing will help India's Border Security Force (BSF) to detect and foil infiltration bids.
- Pakistan PM to Offer Citizenship to Afghans Born in Pakistan VOA 16 Sep 2018 -- Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, in an unprecedented announcement Sunday, pledged to offer Pakistani citizenship to hundreds of thousands of Afghans born to refugee families his country has been hosting for decades.
- Pakistani Foreign Minister Talks Peace, Security With Afghanistan's President RFE/RL 15 Sep 2018 -- Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has met with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi to discuss peace and security between the two neighbors.
- CPJ: Pakistan's Military Curbing Press Freedoms Using Fear, Intimidation RFE/RL 12 Sep 2018 -- The climate for press freedom in Pakistan is deteriorating as the country's powerful army "quietly, but effectively" restricts reporting through "intimidation" and other means, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) says in a new report.
- China Rejects Criticism It's Pushing Pakistan Into 'Debt Trap' VOA 08 Sep 2018 -- China is defending its billions of dollars of historic investment in Pakistan, dismissing allegations the economic development program is pushing the cash-strapped South Asia ally into a "Chinese debt trap."
- Remarks to the Press US Dept. of State 06 Sep 2018 -- Remarks by Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State
- U.S., Pakistan Optimistic About Improving Relations After Talks RFE/RL 06 Sep 2018 -- U.S. and Pakistani officials expressed have optimism about the possibility of improved relations after a meeting between top U.S. officials and Pakistan's new prime minister.
- U.S., Pakistani Leaders Agree to Reset Relationship AFPS 05 Sep 2018 -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, held talks with Pakistani leaders in Islamabad today to reset the relationship between the two countries.
- Pak PM Imran, Pompeo discuss aid suspension, Afghan peace IRNA 05 Sep 2018 -- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Prime Minister Imran Khan discussed Afghan peace process and blockage of $300 million in Coalition Support Fund (CSF) among other matters of mutual interest during a meeting in Islamabad on Wednesday, local media reported.
- On trip to Pakistan, US secretary of state seeks 'reset' in strained ties Press TV 05 Sep 2018 -- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has met with Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad, hoping to reset relations that were strained over the war in Afghanistan and a range of other issues.
- Pompeo: U.S. Seeks To 'Reset' Strained Relations With Pakistan RFE/RL 05 Sep 2018 -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has held meetings with top Pakistani officials in Islamabad, after the Pentagon announced plans to suspend $300 million in aid to the South Asian country.
- Secretary Pompeo's Meetings in Pakistan US Dept. of State 05 Sep 2018
- Pompeo Holds Talks in Pakistan on Resetting Troubled Ties VOA 05 Sep 2018 -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held meetings Wednesday with leaders of Pakistan's newly elected government, where the two sides agreed to make efforts to reset troubled bilateral relations to jointly push peace in Afghanistan.
- Pakistani lawmakers elect Imran Khan ally president Press TV 04 Sep 2018 -- Pakistani lawmakers have elected a nominee from Prime Minister Imran Khan's party to the ceremonial office of president, further cementing the ruling party's power.
- Pakistan To Discuss U.S. Military Payment Cut During Pompeo Visit RFE/RL 03 Sep 2018 -- Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi says he intends to speak with U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo about Washington's decision to cut $300 million in U.S. payments to Pakistan's military.
- Pakistan Slams US Aid Cuts: 'It Was Our Money' for Losses in War on Terror Sputnik 03 Sep 2018 -- This weekend, the Pentagon decided to strip Islamabad of $300 million in security assistance over its perceived failure to confront militants within its borders. The White House earlier accused Pakistan of proving safe havens for militant groups operating in Afghanistan, which Islamabad denied.
- Pentagon cuts military aid to Pakistan over failure to act against militants Press TV 02 Sep 2018 -- The US military has declared it is canceling $300 million in aid to Pakistan over what it calls Islamabad's failure to take decisive measures against militant forces, marking a further deterioration in ties.
- Pentagon Cancels $300 Million Military Aid To Pakistan Ahead Of Pompeo Visit RFE/RL 02 Sep 2018 -- The U.S. military says it has decided to cancel $300 million in aid to Pakistan that had been suspended due to Islamabad's perceived lack of action against militants, raising tensions ahead of a visit by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the top U.S. general.
- US Cuts $300 Million in Aid to Pakistan Over Failure to Tackle Terrorists Sputnik 02 Sep 2018 -- Combined with earlier cuts, the total amount of aid cut off to Pakistan has reached $800 million.
- US-Pakistan Tensions Flare Before Pompeo Trip VOA 02 Sep 2018 -- Pakistan has dismissed as "incorrect" reports the United States has canceled $300 million in military aid to the country, saying Washington owed the money to Islamabad for expenses incurred on fighting terrorism.
- U.S. Cancels $300 Million In Aid To Pakistan RFE/RL 01 Sep 2018 -- The U.S. military has announced it has made a final decision to cancel $300 million in aid to Pakistan that had been suspended due to Islamabad's perceived lack of action against militants.
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