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December 2018 - Pakistan Special Weapons News
- Enhanced security coordination with Iran to improve regional security: Pak Army Chief IRNA 31 Dec 2018 -- Pakistan Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said enhanced security coordination on Iran-Pakistan border shall further improve the security situation in region, a military statement said.
- Pakistan army chief sees better military ties with Iran Press TV 30 Dec 2018 -- Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa says his country's cooperation with Iran has strengthened and will continue to enhance regional security.
- Pakistan Denies Chinese Infrastructure Projects Have Military Dimensions RFE/RL 28 Dec 2018 -- Pakistan has denied that a multibillion-dollar infrastructure project built and financed by China has a "military dimension."
- Pakistan, US Military Leaders Review Afghan Peace Efforts VOA 27 Dec 2018 -- The U.S. commander of foreign forces in Afghanistan traveled to Pakistan Thursday to discuss Afghan reconciliation efforts with Pakistan's military chief, officials said.
- Pakistan adds former president Zardari to no-fly list over graft probe Press TV 27 Dec 2018 -- Pakistan has announced that it will ban former president Asif Ali Zardari from travelling abroad following an investigation into allegations of money laundering.
- Alleged Mastermind Of Chinese Consulate Attack In Pakistan Reported Dead RFE/RL 27 Dec 2018 -- The alleged mastermind of an attack by a Pakistani separatist group on the Chinese Consulate in the port city of Karachi last month has been killed, the group said.
- Pakistan Briefs China on Afghan Peace Initiative VOA 25 Dec 2018 -- Pakistan has held a fresh round of discussions with staunch ally China on the "evolving political dynamics in Afghanistan" amid reports the United States plans to reduce its military presence in the war-ravaged country.
- Pakistani Foreign Minister In Kabul To Discuss Afghan Peace Process RFE/RL 24 Dec 2018 -- Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has arrived in Kabul for talks with the government on the Afghan peace process.
- Ousted Pakistani premier Sharif sentenced to seven years in jail for graft Press TV 24 Dec 2018 -- A Pakistani court has jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for seven years on graft charges and fined him $25 million for corruption, the latest conviction in a series of allegations which saw him ousted from power last year.
- Pakistan Ex-PM Sharif Sentenced To Seven Years In Prison RFE/RL 24 Dec 2018 -- An anticorruption court in Pakistan has sentenced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to seven years in prison on a charge of possessing assets beyond his known sources of income, the latest conviction in a series of graft allegations against him.
- Ex Pakistani PM Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison by Accountability Court - Report Sputnik 24 Dec 2018 -- Last year, Nawaz Sharif had to resign as prime minister after the Supreme Court disqualified him from holding public office amidst a corruption case against him.
- Pakistan's Former PM Sentenced to 7 Years in Jail for Corruption VOA 24 Dec 2018 -- An anti-corruption court in Pakistan sentenced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to seven years in prison for owning assets beyond his known sources of income.
- Pakistan stands with China in face of US-led claims Press TV 21 Dec 2018 -- Pakistan has defended China over its treatment of minority Muslim community, describing US and other Western claims of rehabilitation centers for Uighurs as media sensationalism.
- Pakistan says Afghan peace a shared responsibility IRNA 20 Dec 2018 -- Pakistan says it has played its role in talks between Taliban and the United States in the United Arab Emirates, as part of shared responsibility.
- US Hails Pakistan's Work for Peace Talks With Taliban VOA 16 Dec 2018 -- The United States said Saturday it welcomes actions Pakistan is taking to promote a negotiated solution to the war in neighboring Afghanistan.
- Pakistan Executes 56 Terrorists in 4 Years Since School Attack VOA 16 Dec 2018 -- Military courts in Pakistan have handed down death sentences to 310 people convicted of terrorism in the last four years, and 56 of them have been executed. Fifteen of the death penalties were approved by the military chief Sunday, according to an official announcement.
- China, Afghanistan, Pakistan agree on joint anti-terror efforts Press TV 15 Dec 2018 -- China has pledged to help Afghanistan and Pakistan put into effect a memorandum of understanding signed by the three sides on security cooperation aimed at curbing militancy and ending longstanding suspicions between Kabul and Islamabad over security issues.
- Afghanistan Hosts Pakistan, China For Talks RFE/RL 15 Dec 2018 -- The foreign ministers of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and China met on December 15 in the Afghan capital to discuss trade, development, and security.
- Pakistan PM Says US to Meet With Taliban VOA 14 Dec 2018 -- Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan says the United States is scheduled to meet soon with the Afghan Taliban, and that Islamabad has facilitated the dialogue at Washington's request.
- Afghanistan, China, Pakistan Set to Hold Talks in Kabul VOA 14 Dec 2018 -- Afghanistan is set to host a three-way meeting Saturday with neighbors China and Pakistan to discuss peace as well as economic and counterterrorism cooperation.
- Six soldiers killed in militant attack on paramilitary convoy in Pakistan Press TV 14 Dec 2018 -- Six Pakistani soldiers have been killed when a paramilitary convoy came under attack by gunmen in Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan.
- Pakistan hits back at US over religious freedoms Press TV 12 Dec 2018 -- Pakistan has condemned the United States for placing it on a list of countries violating religious freedoms, calling the designation a "politically motivated pronouncement."
- Pakistan Sharply Reacts to US Religious Freedom Charges VOA 12 Dec 2018 -- Pakistan is denouncing a U.S. decision to place it on a list of countries Washington says are the worst offenders of religious freedom.
- Pakistan Hosts Regional Meeting on Countering Afghan Opiates VOA 12 Dec 2018 -- Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran have pledged to increase cooperation and information-sharing for effectively combating the trafficking of Afghan opiates.
- Pakistani minister hits back at Trump's criticism of Islamabad Press TV 07 Dec 2018 -- Donald Trump said in November that Washington had cut aids to Pakistan since the country, the US president claimed, had done "nothing" to fight terror. The blunt comment has not gone unnoticed and the latest Pakistani official to react was the federal minister for human rights, who censured the "nonsense."
- 'Hired Gun' No More: Pakistani PM Refuses to Fight US' War Sputnik 07 Dec 2018 -- The heads of the US and Pakistan exchanged accusations on Twitter last month, following Donald Trump's criticism of Islamabad and its policies. He claimed that Pakistan had received billions of dollars, but has done little in helping the US fight terrorism.
- Pakistan Urges US to Leave Afghanistan 'As Friend of the Region' VOA 06 Dec 2018 -- Pakistan's military says it is taking "every step" required to help the United States successfully achieve a political reconciliation in Afghanistan and exit the war-shattered country "as friend of the region, not as a failure."
- Pakistan army wants US to leave Afghanistan Press TV 06 Dec 2018 -- Pakistan's military says it wants the US to pull out its troops from the neighboring Afghanistan in order to end a 17-year-old war there.
- Pakistan's PM Vows to Help in US-led Afghan Peace Effort VOA 05 Dec 2018 -- Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan renewed Wednesday his resolve to cooperate with the United States to achieve a political settlement with the Taliban to end the war in Afghanistan, now in its 18th year.
- US Afghan Envoy Seeks Pakistan's Help to Advance Peace Talks VOA 04 Dec 2018 -- President Donald Trump's envoy on Afghanistan is seeking Pakistan's help in persuading the Taliban to negotiate directly with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's administration, according to a highly placed source with knowledge of the interactions.
- Pakistan Says Trump Asks Khan To Help Bring Taliban To Peace Talks RFE/RL 03 Dec 2018 -- Pakistan said U.S. President Donald Trump has written a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan to ask for help with Afghan peace talks.
- Trump Offers Khan to Renew US-Pakistani Partnership - Islamabad Sputnik 03 Dec 2018 -- The Pakistani Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Monday that US President Donald Trump had offered Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to renew the US-Pakistani partnership.
- Trump Writes to Pakistan's Khan to Seek Cooperation on Afghan Peace VOA 03 Dec 2018 -- U.S. President Donald Trump is seeking Pakistan's cooperation in bringing the Taliban to the table for negotiating peace in Afghanistan.
- Pakistan to Put Radical Cleric, Followers on Trial VOA 01 Dec 2018 -- Pakistan's government has announced it will try detained leaders and activists of a radical Islamic party on "treason and terrorism" charges for instigating action against the state and for damaging public property.
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