- Pak Blast, Voice of America, 26 December 2000 -- Security has been increased around Pakistan, following a series of bomb explosions, earlier this week.
- India / Kashmir, Voice of America, 26 December 2000 -- India says it is determined to push ahead with its peace initiative
in Kashmir, despite a spate of recent attacks by suspected Kashmiri
- India/Kashmir Bomb, Voice of America, 25 December 2000 -- Indian police say at least five people have been killed and more than twenty injured in a powerful bomb blast in the Kashmiri capital, Srinagar.
- India Killings, Voice of America, 23 December 2000 -- In India, security forces have launched search operations for a suspected Kashmiri suicide squad which gunned down three people at the historic Red Fort in the Indian capital.
- Indi/Kashmir, Voice of America, 22 December 2000 -- Separatist leaders in Indian Kashmir say they hope to travel to Pakistan next month to discuss the latest peace initiatives by the Indian and Pakistani governments.
- Pak-India-Kashmir, Voice of America, 21 December 2000 -- Pakistan says a significant - number of its troops have begun to pull out from the border dividing Kashmir.
- India/Kashmir, Voice of America, 20 December 2000 -- India has extended the government's unilateral ceasefire in Kashmir by another month.
- Clinton Statement on Kashmir Conflict, The White House, Office of the Secretary, 20 December 2000 -- President Clinton has welcomed moves by the Indian and Pakistani governments to reduce tension over the disputed territory of Kashmir.
- Yearender: Kashmir, Voice of America, 18 December 2000 -- Earlier this year, President Clinton called the disputed Kashmir
region "the most dangerous place on earth." Mr.
- India / Kashmir, Voice of America, 18 December 2000 -- Separatist political leaders in Indian Kashmir say they support talks
with India over a future political settlement for the disputed region.
- Pakistan / Nuclear Restraint, Voice of America, 14 December 2000 -- A top Pakistani military official is offering a three-step proposal which he says would help avoid nuclear war in South Asia.
- Kashmir Violence, Voice of America, 12 December 2000 -- Four Indian soldiers, including an army major, have been killed in two separate attacks in Indian Kashmir.
- Pakistan - India, Voice of America, 06 December 2000 -- Pakistan's military leader General Pervez Musharraf is urging Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee to respond to his country's
offer of tripartite (three party) talks on the Kashmir dispute.
- India-Kashmir-Attack, Voice of America, 05 December 2000 -- India has ruled out resumption of talks with Pakistan until Islamabad halts what New Delhi calls cross border terrorism in the northern Jammu and Kashmir state.
- State Department Noon Briefing - Kashmir Talks, U.S. Department of State, Office of the Spokesman, 04 December 2000 -- Q: Staying in South Asia, the Pakistani reportedly have made an offer in Kashmir to support that the Kashmiri - all parties agree at conference should hold independent talks with India without Pakistan, and that they have dropped their demand, apparently, that they should be included; it should only be three-party talks, which appears to be kind of a major step.
- India-Kashmir-U-S, Voice of America, 30 November 2000 -- A senior U-S official visiting India is calling for Pakistan and separatist militant groups in Indian Kashmir to respect India's unilateral cease-fire declaration in Kashmir.
- India / Kashmir, Voice of America, 29 November 2000 -- Indian officials say two bloody attacks by separatist militants in Jammu and Kashmir State will not cause India to abandon its unilateral cease-fire in Kashmir.
- India-Kashmir, Voice of America, 28 November 2000 -- At least 12-people were killed in Indian Kashmir just hours after a government-sponsored ceasefire took effect.
- Kashmir Ceasefire, Voice of America, 27 November 2000 -- Residents of India's strife-torn Jammu and Kashmir State are waiting to see if a cease-fire declared last week by India's prime minister will result in less violence in their daily lives.
- India-Pakistan, Voice of America, 28 October 2000 -- India says at least 10 Pakistani soldiers have been killed and several others injured in a clash, started by Pakistan, along the disputed Kashmir border.
- PAK / MUSHARRAF, Voice of America, 10 October 2000 -- After nearly a year in power, Pakistan's military leader General Pervez Musharraf is dismissing criticism of his government's policies, which are aimed at reviving the economy and restructuring the political system.
- Press Conference By President Of Pakistan, UN Press Briefing, 07 September 2000 -- The Kashmir question must be resolved for there to be peace in South Asia, Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf said at a Headquarters press conference this afternoon. He said the issue -- a conflict between India and Pakistan -- had been "denied resolution since 1948".
- INDIA/UNITED STATES VISIT, Voice of America, 06 September 2000 -- Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee is preparing for a trip that is expected to consolidate political ties with the United States.
- PAKISTAN/INDIA/KASHMIR, Voice of America, 31 August 2000 -- Pakistan is urging India to de-escalate tensions in the disputed region of Kashmir.
- PAKISTAN/INDIA, Voice of America, 26 August 2000 -- Pakistan has ordered an Indian embassy official to leave the country. The expulsion comes two days after India ordered a staff member of Pakistan's embassy in New Delhi to leave.
- PAKISTAN / JAPAN, Voice of America, 21 August 2000 -- Japan's prime minister, Yoshiro Mori, has
concluded a two-day official visit to Pakistan, during which he urged Pakistan to resume peace
talks with India to ease tensions in South Asia
and to sign an international nuclear test ban treaty.
/ KASHMIR, Voice of America, 20 August 2000 -- India says separatist
militants have killed four Hindu villagers, and wounded two others in Indian
- JAPAN - SOUTH ASIA, Voice of America, 19 August 2000 -- Japanese businessmen have
been urging their government to lift sanctions against
India and Pakistan.
- KASHMIR, Voice of America, 18 August 2000 -- India says separatist
militants have killed six Hindu civilians in Indian-administered Kashmir.
Aborted Cease-Fire Provides Fodder For Indo-Pak Media War , U.S. Department
of State Foreign Media Reaction Reports, 18 August 2000 -- Commentary from
around the world on the recent increase in violence in Kashmir.
human rights expert urges India and Pakistan to investigate Kashmir violence,
UN News, 18 August 2000
CUSTODIAL KILLINGS, Voice of America, 18 August 2000 -- Over the past
decade, an estimated 30-thousand people have died as a result of the separatist
insurgency in India's state of Jammu and Kashmir, among which have been
many innocent victims killed by both Indian security forces and militant
FRUSTRATION, Voice of America, 16 August 2000 -- Tensions are
at the breaking point in Indian- administered Kashmir.
- KASHMIR ATTACK, Voice of America, 13 August 2000 -- A landmine explosion has killed at least five soldiers and injured more than 30 others in Indian- administered Kashmir.
- INDIA/KASHMIR, Voice of America, 04 August 2000 -- India's prime minister is calling on all militant groups in Indian Kashmir to hold talks with the government.
- Kashmiri Refugees tell Indian journalists they want freedom from India, Associated Press of Pakistan, 04 August 2000 -- Refugees at a shelter here Monday told a team of visiting Indian journalists that they want nothing but freedom from India and it should leave held-Kashmir as soon as possible.
- No Sino-Pak cooperation in missile development in violation of MTCR: Sattar, Associated Press of Pakistan, 04 August 2000 -- Pakistan on Monday reaffirmed that there has not been any cooperation between Pakistan and China inconsistent with Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR).
- KASHMIR KILLINGS, Voice of America, 03 August 2000 -- A senior team of Indian officials has been sent to Indian Kashmir to assess the security situation following the killing of more than 100 people by separatist militants.
- INDIA / KASHMIR, Voice of America, 03 August 2000 -- Indian negotiators in Kashmir have ended a first round of talks with representatives of a leading separatist militant group that declared a cease-fire last week.
- Musharraf offers talks on Kashmir, no-war pact, Associated Press of Pakistan, 03 August 2000 -- Chief Executive General Pervez Musharraf Wednesday offered India to resume dialogue to resolve long-running Kashmir dispute and to make a no-war pact with Pakistan
- Musharraf condemns recent massacre in held Kashmir, denies Pakistan's involvement, Associated Press of Pakistan, 03 August 2000 -- Chief Executive General Pervez Musharraf Wednesday denied Indian government's allegations that Pakistan was behind the recent spate of violence in held Kashmir that has left more than 90 people killed.
- Pak condemns Indian forces' attack on civilian population: FO spokesman, Associated Press of Pakistan, 03 August 2000 -- Pakistan has condemned the reported loss of many civilian lives in an attack on August one near Pahalgam in Indian Held Kashmir.
- Pakistan rejects allegation of killing of civilians in IHK, Associated Press of Pakistan, 03 August 2000 -- Pakistan Wednesday said that the initial reports do not rule out the possibility of killings of many civilian lives resulting from firing by the Indian forces.
- APHC condemns India for recent wave of violence in IHK, Associated Press of Pakistan, 03 August 2000 -- The Convenor of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), Azad Kashmir Chapter, Syed Yousaf Naseem has condemned India for recent wave of violence and killings in Indian Occupied Kashmir.
- CE's leadership on handling Kashmir issue appreciated: Imtiaz Alam, Associated Press of Pakistan, 03 August 2000 -- Chief Executive General Pervez Musharraf has reinforced his credibility on the question of Kashmir and he has succeeded in building up his image as a leader who is very radical and firm on the question of Kashmir.
- Pakistan committed to good ties with India based on dignity: Jabbar, Associated Press of Pakistan, 02 August 2000 -- Reaffirming Pakistan's principled position on Kashmir issue, Information Minister Javed Jabbar Tuesday said the present Government was committed to building "policy of friendship and peace with dignity and honour with India."
- KASHMIR KILLINGS, Voice of America, 02 August 2000 -- More than 80-people have been killed as terrorists opposed to a cease-fire in Kashmir have attacked villages across the Indian state, Jammu and Kashmir.
- U-S / KASHMIR, Voice of America, 02 August 2000 -- President Clinton has telephoned Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to express personal condolences after the deadly extremist attacks on Hindus in Indian Kashmir.
- Secretary-General deplores overnight massacres in Kashmir, UN News, 02 August 2000 -- Reacting to a series of overnight massacres in Kashmir, Secretary-General Kofi Annan today expressed his great dismay and concern over the incidents and urged an end to all terrorist acts.
- PAKISTAN-KASHMIR, Voice of America, 02 August 2000 -- Muslim militant groups are denying involvement in the killing of more than 90 people, mostly Hindu civilians, in Indian Kashmir.
- KASHMIR ATTACK, Voice of America, 01 August 2000 -- More than 20 people have been killed and at least 30 others wounded after Islamic militants attacked a site where Hindu pilgrims had gathered in Indian-administered Kashmir.
- INDIA - KASHMIR, Voice of America, 31 July 2000 -- Separatist militants in Indian-administered Kashmir have attacked an Army camp, killing six soldiers and wounding seven others.
- Kashmiris are best judge to carry forward their struggle: FO Spokesman, Associated Press of Pakistan, 27 July 2000 -- Reaffirming Pakistan's full support to the Kashmir struggle, the Foreign Office Spokesman Wednesday said Islamabad has no control over the Kashmiri freedom fighters and they are the best judge on how to carry forward their movement under certain circumstances.
- Pakistan denies link between Hizb's truce offer and Chinese Foreign Minister visit, Associated Press of Pakistan, 27 July 2000 -- Pakistan Wednesday vehemently rejected the reports as "speculations" that the Hizbul Mujahideen's offer for cease-fire in held Kashmir was linked to the visit of Chinese Foreign Minister Tang Jiaxuan. "There is no truth in it," Foreign Office spokesman said in response to a question at the press briefing. He said,"any high level visit from China is an important occasion. But so far this particular speculation is
- Pakistan expresses concern over US planned anti-missile defence system, Associated Press of Pakistan, 27 July 2000 -- Pakistan Wednesday said it shares the concern of China and other countries that steps that can destabilize progress towards disarmament and global nuclear stabilization should not be taken.
- INDIA / KASHMIR, Voice of America, 26 July 2000 -- One year ago, India concluded a military operation in Kashmir to evict hundreds of Pakistani- backed Muslim infiltrators from snow-capped peaks in the Himalayan mountains.
- INDIA/KASHMIR, Voice of America, 25 July 2000 -- India has cautiously welcomed a ceasefire offer by a prominent, pro-Pakistan militant group in the northern, insurgency-wracked Kashmir valley.
- PAK / SHARIF CONVICTION, Voice of America, 22 July 2000 -- A special court in Pakistan has sentenced deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to 14 years in prison on tax evasion charges.
- PAK BLAST, Voice of America, 16 July 2000 -- A powerful bomb has ripped through a crowded passenger train in the southern Pakistani city of Hyderabad, killing at least nine people and injuring dozens more.
- AFGHAN-EMBASSY BLAST, Voice of America, 10 July 2000 -- Pakistan has condemned a bomb attack on its embassy in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
- CHINA PAKISTAN, Voice of America, 02 July 2000 -- U-S intelligence officials have told the Clinton administration and Congress that China is helping Pakistan build long-range missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons.
- Pakistan not to enter into nuclear arms race with India: Musharraf Associated Press of Pakistan 27 June 2000 -- Pakistan, unlike India does not harbour any ambitions of regional or global status.
- Lack of jurisdiction does not mean dispute was not justiciable; Joins call to Parties to settle disputes through peaceful means: Judge Al-Khasawneh Associated Press of Pakistan 23 June 2000
- JINNAH NAVAL BASE AT ORMARA COMPLETED AT A COST OF 4.5-BILLION RUPEES WAS INAUGURATED TODAY. Pakistan TV 22 June 2000 -- THE SECOND NAVAL BASE OF PAKISTAN WILL PROVIDE BERTHING FACILITIES TO EIGHT SHIPS AND FOUR SUBMARINES.
- Pakistan denies North Korea’s help in its missile programme Associated Press of Pakistan 20 June 2000 -- Pakistan on Monday categorically denied a Japanese newspaper report alleging that Islamabad had acquired parity with New Delhi in missile development with the help of North Korean missile experts.
- PAKISTAN/INDIA/KASHMIR, Voice of America, 19 June 2000 -- Pakistan is rejecting Indian allegations that thousands of Muslim militants are preparing to cross into Indian-controlled Kashmir from Pakistani territory.
- Pakistan not to respond Dawn
18 June 2000 : Pakistan will not respond to India's latest test of a short-range surface-to-surface missile, a foreign office spokesman said on Saturday.
- Pakistan not to sign CTBT without national consensus – Sattar Associated Press of Pakistan 17 June 2000 -- Custodial safety of the country’s nuclear assets and facilities was of the utmost importance. Pakistan was prepared to invest a lot of money and effort in setting those systems in place. Firm controls would be established to prevent any unauthorised or accidental launch of nuclear assets.
- Pakistan following policy of restraint and responsibility :FM Associated Press of Pakistan 17 June 2000 -- “We will take every step to reinforce risk reduction mechanisms and appreciate assistance for this purpose.
- PAKISTAN HAS REITERATED ITS COMMITMENT TO POLICY OF RESTRAINT AND RESPONSIBILITY ON NUCLEAR ISSUE Pakistan TV 16 June 2000 -- FOREIGN MINISTER ABDUL SATTAR INFORMED THE U.S. DEPUTY SECRETARY ABOUT COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEM AND MEASURES BEING ADOPTED TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF PAKISTAN’S NUCLEAR ASSETS.
- Chances of full scale war with India remote : CE Associated Press of Pakistan 16 June 2000 -- Chief Executive General Pervez Musharraf has stated that chances of a full-scale war between Pakistan and India are remote as Pakistan has a strong deterrent capability.
- PAKISTAN'S PLEDGE Voice of America 16 June 2000 -- Under intense pressure from the United States,
Pakistan's military government has promised to crack
down on many of the religious schools thought to
- 'Pakistan producing weapon-grade plutonium' Dawn 14 June 2000 -- Pakistan's nuclear reactor at Khushab and its reprocessing plant are generating between 8 and 10 kilograms of weapons-grade plutonium per year, dedicated for military use.
- N-supremacy debate draws mixed reaction in US Dawn 11 June 2000 -- Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States Maleeha Lodhi observed "these reports appear to be designed to encourage an Indian nuclear arms buildup," adding "such public revelations are a recipe for a nuclear and conventional arms race in South Asia."
- Pakistan's Nuclear Arsenal Underestimated, Reports Say Ben Barber (Washington Times June 9, 2000 - Instead of the previous estimates of 10 to 15 nuclear weapons, the new estimate is that Pakistan has built from 25 to 100 bombs.
- Pakistan nukes outstrip India’s, officials say By Robert Windrem and Tammy Kupperman -- MSNBC.com NBC NEWS 06 June 2000 -- Until recently, for instance, Pakistan was considered to have somewhere between 10 and 15 nuclear weapons and India between 25 and 100. But after two years of intelligence gathering, officials now believe those figures overstate the capabilities of India’s home-grown arsenal and understate those of Pakistan, whose program has relied on generous Chinese assistance. One official said the Pakistanis “are more likely to have those numbers [25 to 100 weapons] than the Indians.” Perhaps most important, the official said, is that Pakistan appears far more capable than India of delivering nuclear payloads.
- Pak. suspected to have 25 nuclear warheads 02 June 2000 -- The Hindu Pakistan has 25 nuclear warheads and North Korea is suspected to have two, a Washington Post report said today, quoting the Central Intelligence Agency, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Federation of American Scientists.
- PAK/ SHARIF Voice of America 02 June 2000 -- Pakistan's deposed prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, has been indicted on charges of corruption.
- China’s co-operation in peaceful uses of N. Tech. helps Pakistan develop N. power: Dr. Ishfaq Associated Press of Pakistan 28 May 2000 -- Pakistan has become world’s seventh nuclear power but its socio-economic indicators are appalling.
- May 28 symbolises national determination to protect its territorial integrity: Qadeer Associated Press of Pakistan 28 May 2000 -- Dr. A. Q. Khan on Sunday said May 28, 1998 nuclear detonations by Pakistan symbolised its determination to safeguard the territorial integrity.
- Pakistan does not harbour any pretensions to regional or global power status: Gen. Musharraf Associated Press of Pakistan 28 May 2000 -- Chief Executive General Pervez Musharraf Sunday said, Pakistan was compelled to go nuclear to ensure credible minimum nuclear deterrence. However, we are not in an arms race in the region,” he stressed.
- Transcript: Pickering Press Discussion in Pakistan 27 May 2000 -- Indian leaders confirmed to me their commitment to their unilateral moratorium as indeed have Pakistan's leaders. We would remain concerned about any rumor, report or indication of an impending test on either side and, clearly, as a friend would wish early to raise those questions with both sides.
- U-N / PAKISTAN / AHMADIS Voice of America 26 May 2000 -- Representatives of the Ahmadis Muslim group
are charging that Pakistan's government routinely persecutes members of the Ahmadi branch of Islam.
- PAK / U-S Voice of America 26 May 2000 -- Pickering's talks, which also focused on nuclear non-proliferation, follow reports from Washington that both Pakistan and India were preparing another round of nuclear tests. The State Department says both countries have reassured them no such tests are planned.
- PAK / NUCLEAR Voice of America 25 May 2000 -- Despite reports of increased activity recently around Pakistan's nuclear-test sites, the country's military leader, General Musharraf, says no tests are scheduled.
- Pakistan denies reports of additional nuke tests
May 25 (APP): Pakistan Wednesday dismissed the recent speculation in the international media that it is preparing to conduct additional nuclear tests.
- Pakistan's nuclear deterrent part of its defence doctrine: Sattar May 24 (APP): Foreign Minister Abdul Sattar on Tuesday said, Pakistan’s nuclear deterrent formed an indispensable part of its defence doctrine to deter aggression against it.
- PAK / U-S Voice of America 24 May 2000 -- A senior U-S official is to visit Islamabad amid signs that Pakistan and India are working toward another round of nuclear tests.
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing MAY 24, 2000 -- Last week, Pakistan's press reported that the government was preparing another nuclear test. While we don't consider these reports highly credible, we did take the occasion to remind the Government of Pakistan of the serious consequences of another test for our bilateral relations.
- DoD News Briefing Tuesday, May 23, 2000 -- Q: Can you tell us anything you have on Pakistan's preparations for another nuclear test? Do you see any evidence of that? Mr. Bacon: There is nothing I can tell you from this podium about that.
- Foreign Minister's Statement on the Sixth Review Conference of the NPT, held in New York from 24 April to 20 May 2000 23 May 2000 -- In sharp contrast to Pakistan's nuclear policy of restraint and responsibility, India is embarked on an ambitious programme for deployment of large-scale nuclear forces on land, air and sea.
- PRESS BRIEFING ADDRESSED BY FOREIGN OFFICE SPOKESMAN 23 MAY 2000 - The speculation that Pakistan is preparing to conduct further tests is baseless.
- U.S. Warns Pakistan: No New A-Test By Thomas E. Ricks and Vernon Loeb Washington Post 23 May 2000 -- John Pike, a defense expert at the Federation of American Scientists, expressed less concern. "I think this is 'rumint'--that is, rumor intelligence," he said. On the other hand, Pike said, the round of tests two years ago surprised a lot of people too.
- NUKE TEST Voice of America 23 May 2000 -- A U-S defense official says there have been recent signs that India and Pakistan are working toward another round of nuclear test --but he says the blast do not seem imminent.
- PAKISTAN / PROTEST Voice of America 19 May 2000 -- In Pakistan, a three-day strike called by retailers and religious groups has shut down the country's major cities.
- PAKISTAN/KILLING Voice of America 18 May 2000 -- More than 20-people have been killed in religiously motivated attacks in recent weeks across the country.
- PAKISTAN / BLASPHEMY LAW Voice of America 18 May 2000 -- General Pervez Musharraf has withdrawn a proposal to change the nation's controversial
- US expert plays down future N-test by Pakistan The News International (Pakistan) May 18, 2000 -- WASHINGTON: Pakistani press claims that Islamabad is about to carry out its seventh nuclear test are not credible, says a leading US expert Dr George Perkovich.
- PAK / BLASPHEMY LAW Voice of America 17 May 2000 -- Pakistan's military leader, General Pervez Musharraf, has withdrawn a proposal to make a key
change in the country's controversial blasphemy law.
- PAKISTAN'S INDECISIVE MILITARY Voice of America 17 May 2000 -- To disappointed Pakistanis, this is another indication that the military government, which
came to power in a coup last October, is making little headway in solving the nation's vast problems.
- PAK. READY FOR ANOTHER N-TEST AT CHAGAI: NEWSPAPER The Hindu May 15 2000 -- Pakistan is believed to have made all preparations to carry out its seventh nuclear test in Chagai. Islamabad-based English daily, The Pakistan Observer said that the preparations come in the wake of Intelligence reports that ``India is all set for hydrogen bomb explosion in Pokhran very soon.''
- SHARIF TRIAL Voice of America 12 May 2000 -- The judge in the corruption trial of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has ordered the ousted leader to remain in custody.
- PAK / COUP RULING Voice of America 12 May 2000 -- Pakistan's Supreme Court has ruled that the military coup that toppled the elected civilian government last October is legal, but ordered the military to return the country to democracy after
- PAK / SHARIF CORRUPTION TRIAL Voice of America 11 May 2000 -- Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is scheduled to face charges of corruption in court proceedings opening Friday.
- PAKISTAN-INDIA Voice of America 04 May 2000 -- Pakistan is blaming Indian troops for starting
a new round of firing across a military control line in the disputed Kashmir region.
- PAKISTAN / U-S TERRORISM Voice of America 02 May 2000 -- A senior Pakistani official has strongly
rejected U-S allegations that Pakistan harbors terrorists.
- U.S. Policy in South Asia: The Road Ahead Thomas R. Pickering, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Remarks, Foreign Policy Institute, South Asia Program Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies The Johns Hopkins University Washington, DC April 27, 2000 -- A concern that has bedeviled Pakistan-American relations lately is the idea circulating in Pakistan that if events spiral further downward in Kashmir toward all out military conflict, it would somehow compel the U.S. to mediate that conflict and on more favorable terms.
- THREE BOMBS DETONATE IN QUETTA April 25, 2000 -- Three bombs detonated in Quetta inside Balochistan Government facilities on April 24 in an apparent statement of dissatisfaction by an unknown group, calling themselves "The Balochistan Liberation Army,"
- PAKISTAN - HUMAN RIGHTS Voice of America 21 April 2000 -- Pakistan's military leader, General Pervez Musharraf, has announced major steps to improve the country's human rights record.
- SHARIF APPEAL Voice of America 12 April 2000 -- Lawyers representing Pakistan's ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have filed an appeal seeking to overturn his conviction and life sentence for hijacking and terrorism.
- PAK - VERDICT - REACT Voice of America 07 April 2000 -- Reaction to the conviction and sentencing of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been subdued around the country.
- PAK / SHARIF VERDICT Voice of America 06 April 2000 -- Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been sentenced to life in prison.
- WORLD COURT CONCLUDES HEARINGS ON ISSUE OF JURISDICTION IN CASE OF 10 AUGUST 1999 AERIAL INCIDENT (PAKISTAN V. INDIA) Press Release ICJ/598 -- 6 April 2000 -- The Court has to decide whether it has jurisdiction to deal with the merits of the dispute. India has challenged that jurisdiction by raising preliminary objections.
- PAK / SHARIF DECISION Voice of America 05 April 2000 -- The fate of Pakistan's deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be decided Thursday after a three-month trial.
- Text: State Department Issues Public Announcement on Pakistan 31 March 2000 -- The American Embassy in Islamabad had information "regarding a possible kidnapping of an American in or around Karachi between March 31 and April 6.
- PAK BOMB Voice of America 28 March 2000 --
At least seven people have died and 16 others have been injured in a powerful bomb explosion at Pakistan's border with Afghanistan.
- No peace in Kashmir unless India stops killings: Munir Akram ASSOCIATED PRESS OF PAKISTAN ISLAMABAD, March 26 (APP)- Responding to the claims made by the Indians about terrorism, Munir read out the parts of report issued by FAS, an independent body of US Scientists. Quoting the paper, the report regarding RAW, the Indian Intelligence Agency was published in, he said, “the paper records at least a dozen terrorist activities in Pakistan conducted by the Indian Intelligence Agency.”
- Pakistan's First Right of Reply under item 5: the Right to Self-Determination March 26 - Let me read to you a report. It was issued
by FAS, an independent body of US Scientists, regarding "RAW", the Research and
Analysis Wing- the Indian Intelligence Agency.
- Pakistan ready for talks with India “anytime, anywhere and at any level”: General Musharraf ASSOCIATED PRESS OF PAKISTAN ISLAMABAD, March 26 (APP)- Chief Executive General Pervez Musharraf said on Mar. 25 that Pakistan is prepared to engage in talks with India “at anytime, anywhere and at any level”.
- CLINTON - PAKISTAN Voice of America 26 March 2000 -- White House officials are giving a mixed assessment of President Clinton's meeting in Islamabad Saturday with Pakistani military leader General Pervez Musharraf.
- PAK / CLINTON REACT Voice of America 26 March 2000 -- President Clinton's visit has solidified Pakistani suspicions that U-S policy now
favors India, and the alliance once enjoyed by Pakistan is over.
- PAKISTAN / CLINTON SPEECH Voice of America 25 March 2000 -- President Clinton has ended a six-day tour of South Asia by telling the Pakistani people there is no military solution to Pakistan's dispute with India over the Himalayan region of Kashmir.
- CLINTON - PAKISTAN Voice of America 25 March 2000 -- President Clinton is in Islamabad to meet Pakistani military leader General Pervez Musharraf to try and reach a lowering of tensions with India over Kashmir and a de-escalation of their nuclear weapons competition.
- PAK-MUSHARRAF-CLINTON Voice of America 25 March 2000 -- Pakistan's military ruler general Pervez Musharraf is voicing satisfaction with President Clinton's short visit to the country.
- REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT IN GREETING TO THE PEOPLE OF PAKISTAN March 25, 2000 -- In your own self-interest, to help us to prevent dangerous technologies from spreading to those who might have no reservations at all about using them, take the right steps now to prevent escalation, to avoid miscalculation, to reduce the risk of war.
- BACKGROUND PRESS BRIEFING BY A SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL ON THE PRESIDENT'S MEETINGS IN PAKISTAN March 25, 2000 - There was an extended discussion on nonproliferation issues. The President urged early signature of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, cutoff in fissile material production, no export of technologies to other countries, firm export controls, and also restraint in the development and deployment of new systems. General Musharraf gave the President a
very firm assurance that Pakistan would not be the source of the export of any dangerous technologies or weapons of mass destruction.
- Highlights of Chief Executive's press conference ASSOCIATED PRESS OF PAKISTAN 25 March 2000 -- Reaffirmation of Pakistan's policy of restraint and responsibility on nuclear matters in talks with Clinton. Reiteration of Pakistan's long standing policy of preventing nuclear proliferation. Pakistan's nuclear deterrence is indispensable for its security. Proposal for resumption of dialogue between Pakistan and the United States on nuclear issues.
- PRESS BACKGROUND BRIEFING BY SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL March 24, 2000 - We think that for Pakistan to have a hopeful future it needs to be a pathway back to democracy; there needs to be an end to the violence
and a renewed dialogue over Kashmir with India. And there needs to be, in our judgment, the same set of decisions that the President urged the Indians to consider, and that is to de-escalate their nuclear program, rather than escalate it.
- CE announces holding of local govt elections from Dec. 2000 to July 2001 ASSOCIATED PRESS OF PAKISTAN (24-03-2000) Chief Executive General Pervez Musharraf here Thursday announced holding of Community Government elections, which will begin from Dec. 2000 at Union Council level and come to a completion with District Assemblies’ elections by July, 2001.
- Congressmen calls for declaring India a terrorist state ASSOCIATED PRESS OF PAKISTAN (24-03-2000) A US Congressman has held the Indian government responsible for the massacre of 36 Kashmiri Sikhs and called on the US to declare India a terrorist state.
- Spectacular free-fall, display of Shaheen II, Hatf 4, police parade hallmarks of Pak-day parade ASSOCIATED PRESS OF PAKISTAN (24-03-2000) The long range ballistic missile, Shaheen-II having capacity to target up to 2500 km from ground-to-ground were also the part of the Pakistan Day Parade. Hataf-IV another long range missile was also displayed in the parade.
- No peace and progress in region without settlement of Kashmir: Gen. Musharraf ASSOCIATED PRESS OF PAKISTAN (24-03-2000) Chief Executive General Pervez Musharraf on Thursday said peace and progress in the region is possible only after a peaceful settlement of Kashmir which remains cause of all strife. The CTBT, he said, is an issue in which a national consensus will be developed before taking a final decision on it. However, he said those who participate in discussion on CTBT, first must understand the issue and its pros and cons.
- PAK / CLINTON VISIT Voice of America 24 March 2000 -- President Clinton is expected to push Pakistan's military government to back down in the conflict with India over the Himalayan region of Kashmir.
- CLINTON-PAKISTAN Voice of America 24 March 2000 -- Bowing to Indian objections, Mr. Clinton says he is not going to Islamabad to try to mediate the volatile Kashmir dispute.
- PAKISTAN / CLINTON VISIT Voice of America 23 March 2000 -- Pakistan's military ruler General Pervez
Musharraf says he will ask President Clinton, when he visits Pakistan Saturday, to play a role "in the background" for a settlement of the Kashmir dispute.
- PAK / ELECTIONS Voice of America 23 March 2000 -- Pakistan's military leader has called for local
elections and a restructuring of the country's regional political setup.
- Killing of 36 Sikhs manifestation of Indian’s desperation: Experts ASSOCIATED PRESS OF PAKISTAN (23-03-2000) The massacre of innocent Sikhs was a desperate attempt on the part of Indian security forces which had miserably failed to suppress Kashmiri freedom movement, experts said
- General Musharraf made positive moves for military de-escalation ASSOCIATED PRESS OF PAKISTAN (23-03-2000) General Musharraf has made positive moves by unilaterally implementing a military de-escalation on Pakistan’s international borders with India.
- Clinton visit may open new door for peaceful settlement of Kashmir: Sattar ASSOCIATED PRESS OF PAKISTAN
(22-03-2000) Foreign Minister Abdul Sattar on Tuesday hoped the parleys of the US President Bill Clinton in New Delhi and Islamabad may open a new door to a peaceful settlement of the long-standing Kashmir dispute.
- AG-Sindh winds up his final arguments ASSOCIATED PRESS OF PAKISTAN (22-03-2000) He said the orders for diversion of PIA flight PK-805 had endangered the lives of 198 souls on board on October 12, including 50 American students and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) but the intervention of army had saved the lives of all passengers.
- Sultan terms killing of sikhs in Sringar- a RAW-sponsored act ASSOCIATED PRESS OF PAKISTAN (22-03-2000) AJK Prime Minister Sultan Mahmood Chaudhry on Tuesday said that the tragic killing of 35 Sikhs in the occupied Kashmir is an act of Indian intelligence Agency RAW to vitiate the atmosphere, in the wake of President Clinton’s visit to South Asia.
- PAK / FOREIGN MINISTER Voice of America 22 March 2000 -- During a speech to the Indian parliament,
President Clinton has restated the U-S stance against forcing mediation in the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan.
- PAKISTAN-KASHMIR Voice of America 21 March 2000 -- Pakistan has condemned Monday's massacre
of 35 Sikhs in Indian Kashmir. New Delhi has blamed the attack on militant Kashmiri groups opposed to Indian rule of Kashmir, but the Pakistan-based
Kashmiri militant groups are denying involvement in the killings.
- Prosecution demands capital punishment for all seven accused ASSOCIATED PRESS OF PAKISTAN (21-03-2000) - The prosecution on Monday demanded from Anti Terrorist Court-1 capital punishment for all the seven accused including former premier Mian Nawaz Sharif in October 12 plane hijacking case.
- PAKISTAN - SHARIF TRIAL Voice of America 20 March 2000 -- Prosecutors in the case against
Pakistan's former prime minister, Nawaz Sharif,
said Monday that they plan to seek the death
penalty if he is convicted.
- PAK / SHARIF Voice of America 13 March 2000 -- Defense lawyers for Pakistan's ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have boycotted the criminal trial to protest the killing of one of their colleagues -- shot dead in a daylight attack Friday.
- CLINTON'S TRIP TO PAKISTAN Voice of America 13 March 2000 -- After lengthy debate and discussion by his
closest advisers, President Clinton added a brief stop in Pakistan to his forthcoming visit to India and Bangladesh.
- PAK / BAN Voice of America 16 March 2000 -- Pakistan's military government has banned open-air political rallies and strikes. Pakistani Interior Minister Moinuddin Haider says the
ban will stay in effect until after President Clinton's visit.
- CLINTON-SOUTH ASIA Voice of America 16 March 2000 -- Berger says the need to roll back the nuclear programs of India and Pakistan will be a major theme of the President's talks with leaders of both South Asian powers.
- CLINTON-HILLARY-PAKISTAN Voice of America 14 March 2000 -- The White House says President Clinton's decision to visit Pakistan later this month was not influenced by his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton and her fund raising among Pakistani-Americans for her
campaign for the U-S Senate.
- Neighbors With Nukes By Lally Weymouth Newsweek, March 20, 2000 -- Q Are you worried that the tension could escalate into war now that you are both nuclear powers? Gen. Pervez Musharraf. "I do not think it will get out of control. They know that there is a deterrence in place on our side."
- Top-Secret Kodak Moment In Space Shakes Global Security By Alexander Colhoun, Christian Science Monitor
March 21, 2000 -- The images are clear and, according to John Pike, clearly troubling. Posted on the Web site of the Federation of American Scientists, the high-resolution satellite pictures reveal to civilian eyes for the first time a completed nuclear reactor and missile base in Khushab, Pakistan.
- CANDID CAMERA JAMES R. ASKER Aviation Week & Space Technology March 20, 2000 -- On the eve of President Clinton's trip to South Asia, two anti-nuclear weapons groups unveiled commercial, high-resolution satellite imagery. They say the pictures show Pakistan is working to put nuclear warheads on the mobile M-11 missiles it acquired from China.
- Clinton must court allies, prevent war VANITA GOWDA St. Petersburg Times March 19, 2000 -- Last week, the federation posted on its Web site satellite photos of a missile base and a plutonium reactor in Pakistan. The group expects to have photos of Indian warheads on its site in the upcoming weeks. From these photos, Pike said, it is obvious that both countries have made a significant investment in their programs.
- Spy-satellite pictures on offer to anyone, at a price By JOHN DONNELLY Sydney Morning Herald 18 March 2000 -- When John Pike began examining new satellite photos of Pakistan's nuclear missile site he expected to find "two warehouses inside a fence". Instead, he discovered a whole well-developed military base.
- Nuclear campaign targets missiles Sydney Morning Herald 17 March 2000 -- Amid deep concern about the potential for a nuclear showdown between two historic rivals, a US public policy group has released satellite photos of a missile site in central Pakistan that it said would probably be a prime target for India.
- 'Pak. n-warheads too will be discussed' By Sridhar Krishnaswami The Hindu 17 March 2000 -- Mr. John Pike of the ``pubic eye project'' of the Federation of American Scientists told a press conference here on Wednesday that previously nuclear powers and presumed nuclear powers, except the U.S., had only one organisation for making uranium and plutonium bombs because of the high costs involved. But, ``Pakistan has two.''
- AS DELIVERED - U.S. SECRETARY OF ENERGY BILL RICHARDSON CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 16,2000 -- While we have torn down the iron curtain that once stretched from Stettin to Trieste, corners of the world's stage remain in shadow.... And one need only look at the commercial satellite images of Pakistan released yesterday, to understand that too.
- PREPARED REMARKS - U.S. SECRETARY OF ENERGY BILL RICHARDSON CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 16,2000 -- While we have tom down the iron curtain that once stretched from Stettin to Trieste, corners of the world's stage remain in shadows..... One need only look at the situation in South Asia to understand that.
- Group Says Photos Show Pakistani Arms The New York Times March 16, 2000 -- A public policy group said today that it had obtained satellite photographs showing that Pakistan has built a dozen garages that can be used to house mobile missiles.
- SATELLITE SHOWS PAKISTAN'S MARCH TOWARD NUCLEAR CAPABILITY By John Diamond Chicago Tribune March 16, 2000 -- As President Clinton prepares for his trip to India and Pakistan, an arms-control group using commercial satellite imagery said Wednesday that Pakistan is developing the tools it will need to arm medium-range missiles with nuclear warheads.
- Satellite images for sale By John Donnelly, Boston Globe Staff, 3/16/2000 -- When John Pike began examining new satellite photos of Pakistan's nuclear missile site, he expected to find ''two warehouses inside a fence.'' Instead, he discovered an entire well-developed military base.
- More Nuclear Bombs For Pakistan CBS News 16 March 2000 -- "A lightweight plutonium bomb could be put on top of the mobile M-11 missiles they've gotten from the Chinese," said John Pike of the Federation of American Scientists.
- Scientists warn of nuclear temptation Sydney Morning Herald 16/03/00 -- Pakistan has "laid the groundwork" for a force of dozens of nuclear-tipped missiles that could strike India, a non-profit group of US scientists says. The Federation of American Scientists based its statement on newly released satellite images of Pakistan's two most important special weapons facilities.
- Pakistan laid 'groundwork' for N-missiles The Nation (AFP) March 16, 2000 -- Just days before President Bill Clinton's visit to southeast Asia, a report warned that Pakistan has 'laid the groundwork' for a force of dozens of nuclear-tipped missiles that could strike India. The Federation of American Scientists, a non-profit group founded by members of the Manhattan project to monitor global security, based its statement Tuesday on newly released satellite images of Pakistan's two most important special weapons facilities.
- Pakistan makes nuclear headway BY JOHN DIAMOND San Jose Mercury News 16 March 2000 -- As President Clinton prepares for his trip to India and Pakistan, an arms-control group using commercial satellite imagery said Wednesday that Pakistan is developing the tools it will need to arm medium-range missiles with nuclear warheads.
- Nuke-tipped missiles stationed across Pakistan: FAS The Hindustan Times - [16/03/2000] Pakistan has stationed M-11 missiles on trucks around the country after loading them with nuclear-weapons, the Federation of American Scientists said, adding that Islamabad can also arm its Ghauri missiles with uranium bombs.
- U.S. anti-nuclear agenda sure to fail in South Asia Holger Jensen Rocky Mountain News 16 March 2000 -- The photos, obtained from Space Imaging Inc. of Thornton, Colo., show that "Pakistan has invested a tremendous effort in these facilities, and I don't think we're going to talk them out of building these weapons anytime soon," said John Pike
- Think tanks jockey to be heard By Manoj Joshi The Times of India 16 March 2000 -- This is their 15 minutes of fame for which they have waited for more than a decade. An alphabet soup of outfits and a slew of foundations - the Kashmir Study Group, the Federation of American Scientists, the Asia Society, Brookings Institution, Rand, W. Alton Jones Foundation, Stimson Centre are a few names that come to mind.
- Website displays Pak N-sites' photos The Times of India 16 March 2000 -- A US policy group, which caused a stir when it published satellite photographs of a North Korean missile site, on Tuesday displayed pictures of Pakistani nuclear and missile facilities on the Internet only days before President Bill Clinton visits South Asia.
- Pakistan upgrades weaponry Paul Basken, BLOOMBERG NEWS March 16, 2000 -- A news briefing by the FAS and the ISIS was interrupted by Sohail Mahmood, first secretary at the Pakistan Embassy, who complained that the groups had focused on Pakistan's nuclear-weapons program while ignoring India's efforts.
- Pakistan's nuclear strength revealed; Rory McCarthy The Guardian (London) March 16, 2000 -- The Federation of American Scientists (Fas) said Pakistan had nearly completed work on a plutonium reactor at Khushab, near the Punjabi city of Lahore, and had built a dozen garages for missile launchers at a nearby airbase in Sargodha.
- Pakistan's Nuclear site images released Dawn 16 March 2000 The pictures were released on the eve of President Clinton's visit to Pakistan and India "to highlight the urgency of new initiatives to address the risk of nuclear escalation between these countries," the FAS said.
- Pakistan has ingredients for lighter nuke By PAMELA HESS United Press International 15 March 2000 -- "It was publicly unknown until now where that heavy water facility was located. It's been under construction for several years," said Corey Hinderstein of the Institute for Science and International Security, a non-profit arms control advocacy group that worked with FAS on the project.
- Pentagon regrets spread of nuclear weapons By Amir Mateen The News International [Pakistan] March 15, 2000 -- After his attention was drawn to photographs of Pakistan's nuclear facilities, details of which were distributed here besides being put on the internet, the Pentagon's Admiral Quigley, whose attention was drawn to this development at his regular briefing on Tuesday afternoon, regretted the spread of nuclear weapons.
- US organisation posts details of Pak N-facilities on internet By Ali Usman and Aamir Ghauri The News International [Pakistan] March 15, 2000 -- An American organisation has posted detailed pictures of Pakistan's nuclear weapons facilities on the internet on Wednesday claiming these new satellite images of Pakistan's nuclear and missile facilities provide fresh insight into the nuclear dangers on the subcontinent.
- Satellite Suggests Pakistan Makes Nuclear Ingredient Bloomberg News 15 March 2000 -- A news briefing by the FAS and the ISIS was interrupted by Sohail Mahmood, first secretary at the Pakistan Embassy, who complained that the groups had focused on Pakistan's nuclear weapons program while ignoring India's efforts.
- Pakistan has ingredients for lighter nuke By PAMELA HESS United Press International March 15, 2000 -- Just days before President Clinton takes an anti-nuclear weapon message to India and Pakistan, a think tank has produced evidence that Pakistan has the ingredients to put plutonium warheads in a Chinese-built M-11 missiles, and it has built a military facility at which to base them.
- New Satellite Images Fuel International Concerns Over Indian, Pakistani Nuclear Weapons David Ensor CNN MORNING NEWS 15 March 2000 -- Fresh satellite images are fueling international concerns over the world's two newest nuclear powers: Pakistan and India. Some say the United States needs to bridge the gap between the two neighboring countries before they stumble into a nuclear catastrophe.
- Clinton Sending India Mixed Message BARRY SCHWEID Associated Press March 15, 2000 -- The Federation of American Scientists has been distributing high-detail satellite images showing nuclear and missile plants in various countries.
- Web Site Gives Birds-eye View Of Pakistani Nukes Kevin Featherly; Newsbytes March 15, 2000, "Obviously, we'd like to influence the administration's (nuclear weapons) policy and get them on a more productive track," said John Pike, director of the Public Eye project of the Federation of American Scientists, the group that put the satellite images on its Web site
- Pakistan laid "groundwork" for nuclear missiles: US scientists Sharon Behn Agence France Presse 15 March 2000 -- The Federation of American Scientists, a non-profit group founded by members of the Manhattan project to monitor global security, based its statement Tuesday on newly released satellite images of Pakistan's two most important special weapons facilities.
- PRESS BRIEFING BY JOE LOCKHART March 15, 2000 -- Q Joe, a private group has posted pictures on the Internet of satellite -- MR. LOCKHART: Hold on a second. Anything that starts that way is a little dangerous.
- PRESS BRIEFING BY JOE LOCKHART March 14, 2000 Q: With the U.S. unable to persuade both India and Pakistan not to develop nuclear weapons, should the U.S. help both countries create safer mechanisms for the deployment of nuclear weapons and do it in a transparent way that builds confidence on both sides in both countries?
- U.S. must help India, Pak. shun 'disarming attacks' By Sridhar Krishnaswami The Hindu 14 March 2000 -- On the eve of the U.S. President, Mr. Bill Clinton's visit to South Asia, the Federation of American Scientists has said the country needs to work with India and Pakistan to reduce their temptation for ``disarming attacks''.
- Satellite images of Pakistan nuclear, missile facilities released in USA PTI news agency 14 March 2000 -- The pictures, which cover two of Pakistan's most important special weapons facilities - the plutonium production reactor at Khushab and the nearby medium-range missile base at Sargodha, have been acquired by the federation from the space imaging Ikonos satellite.
- Clinton visit to assist Pak efforts to resolve Kashmir issue Associated Press of Pakistan 14 March 2000 -- Lt. General Nishat Ahmed said, India’s belligerent attitude which has caused fear in South Asia would not help in promoting peace and stability. Nishat said due to increasingly complex situation President Bill Clinton was compelled to visit Pakistan along with India and Bangladesh.
- Pakistan not to participate in arms race: Musharraf Associated Press of Pakistan 13 March 2000 -- Chief Executive, General Pervez Musharraf on Mar. 12 said that Pakistan does not want to participate in an arms race in the region.
- India, Pakistan dismiss fears of nuclear war over Kashmir Associated Press of Pakistan 13 March 2000 -- The leaders of Pakistan and India, in interviews published on Mar. 12 by both the Washington Post and Newsweek, dismissed concerns that nuclear war could result from the conflict between their countries over the disputed Himalayan territory of Kashmir.
- Washington's wise decision Nasim Zehra 10 March 2000 -- After an expected struggle within the US administration--between those who advocated for and against a Pakistan-inclusive South Asia trip for their president--a rational decision has been taken in Washington.
- US-PAKISTAN Voice of America 10 March 2000 -- The Clinton administration is strongly
condemning the shooting death of the lawyer defending
Pakistan's deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
- CLINTON - PAKISTAN Voice of America 09 March 2000 -- The decision to make the stop in Islamabad is
controversial and Clinton will spend only a few hours in Pakistan -
in marked contrast to the preceding high profile,
five-day, five-city visit to India.
- PRESS BRIEFING BY JOE LOCKHART March 9, 2000 -- I think anyone who states that our visit there is somehow a validation of the military government there is flat wrong. The President has made the judgment that, given the tensions in the region, that it's important to engage and make the visit, and that's why he's going to make the visit.
- Defeat for India lobbyists in US By Ashish Kumar Sen, 08 March 2000 -- US President Bill Clinton’s decision to stop over in Pakistan, disregarding a stream of protest from Indian officials, is being seen by a majority of South Asia analysts in Washington DC as a “direct snub” to the Indian government’s lobbying efforts.
- PAK / SHARIF Voice of America 08 March 2000 -- Pakistan's ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
has testified his removal by General Pervez Musharraf
occurred because of a division between the army and
the civilian government during last year's border
dispute with India.
- PAK / CLINTON VISIT Voice of America 08 March 2000 -- Pakistani Foreign Ministry Spokesman Tariq Altaf says
Mr. Clinton's visit will give the president the
opportunity to see the volatile situation, first-hand.
- CLINTON-PAKISTAN VISIT Voice of America 08 March 2000 -- Clinton is going to Pakistan not
because he approves of or acquiesces to the military
regime, but to keep an open and direct channel with
that country on critical issues including: nuclear
proliferation, Kashmir and the fight against
- CLINTON-PAKISTAN Voice of America 07 March 2000 -- President Clinton will visit Pakistan March
25th at the close of the upcoming South Asian trip that
will also take him to India and Bangladesh.
- STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY March 7, 2000 -- The President expects to address a number of issues of common concern with
Pakistan's leaders. These include a return to civilian, democratic rule,
the need to fight terrorism, and measures to avoid a nuclear and missile
arms race and prevent conflict in the region.
- BACKGROUND BRIEFING BY SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS ON PRESIDENT'S VISIT TO PAKISTAN March 7, 2000 -- We cannot predict when the next flare-up might occur in this region, but tensions are higher there now than at any time since the last Indian-Pakistani war in 1971. We are concerned that, through misunderstandings or gradual escalation, the two countries could once again find themselves in conflict. The President is not going to mediate the Kashmir dispute.
- PAKISTAN/INDIA/KASHMIR Voice of America 27 February 2000 -- There are conflicting reports from the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir about an attack on an Indian military post that left several Indian soldiers dead.
- PAKISTAN/INDIA/KASHMIR Voice of America 26 February 2000 -- Militant Islamic groups are vowing to avenge the killings of 14 people in the region of Kashmir controlled by Pakistan.
- PAKISTAN / INDIA KASHMIR Voice of America 25 February 2000 -- Pakistan has accused (Friday) Indian army commandos of crossing into the Pakistani Kashmir and massacring 15 civilians in what it calls a "provocative act of state of terrorism."
- NATIONAL INTEREST & NUCLEAR POLICY Statement by Foreign Minister Abdul Sattar at Lahore, 25 February 2000 -- Acquisition of nuclear capability by Pakistan has proved a positive factor for peace. Scholarly studies perceive nuclear deterrence at work in 1986 when India massed a quarter million troops close to our border on the pretext of a military exercise. The nuclear capability prevented war in 1990 and again in 1999.
- PAK - INDIA EXPULSIONS Voice of America 20 February 2000 -- Pakistan has ordered the expulsion of three Indian diplomats for alleged spying. The expulsion order follows India's expulsion of three Pakistani diplomats on Friday.
- PAKISTAN / CLINTON Voice of America 17 February 2000 -- An informal survey carried out in Pakistan indicates a majority of Pakistani's would welcome a visit
by President Clinton during his trip to South Asia next month.
- CLINTON-SOUTH ASIA Voice of America 16 February 2000 -- President Clinton says he has not ruled out a visit to Pakistan during the South Asian trip he makes
late next month, and says he is willing -- if asked by the parties -- to try to mediate the Kashmir dispute.
- Clinton at Press Conference Says Pakistan Not Yet Ruled Out on Upcoming Trip By Wendy S. Ross and Stephanie L. Cupp USIA 16 February 2000 -- President Clinton has not foreclosed visiting Pakistan on his upcoming trip to India and Bangladesh, planned for the week of March 20. "I haven't decided whether I'm going to Pakistan or not," he told reporters at his first formal press conference of 2000.
- PAKISTAN / KASHMIR SEPARATISTS Voice of America 15 February 2000 -- For the past ten years Muzafarabad, a small city in northern Pakistan has served as the nerve center for one of the world's most protracted and violent insurgencies.
- PAKISTAN / KASHMIR REFUGEES Voice of America 14 February 2000 -- Ten years ago, a violent separatist
insurgency began in India's Jammu and Kashmir State. Now -- ten years later after tens of thousands have been killed -- the insurgency has largely failed, even though separatist guerrillas continue to inflict casualties on Indian forces in Kashmir.
- PAKISTAN / LINE OF CONTROL Voice of America 11 February 2000 -- In recent weeks there has been a noticeable
rise in tensions along the so-called "line of control," which divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan.
- Chief Executive rules out possibility of war between India, Pakistan Associated Press of Pakistan 08 February 2000 -- Chief Executive, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, has ruled out the possibility of war between India and Pakistan. Musharraf replied that at the moment it is a mere rhetoric and the rhetoric increases tension.
- PAK MISSILE TEST Voice of America 07 February 2000 -- Pakistan says it has successfully test-fired a new short-range ballistic missile capable of hitting targets up to a distance of 100-kilometers.
- TEST Pakistan Broadcasting 07 February 2000 -- English Pakistan successfully conducted a test of the Hatf-One short range surface-to-surface ballistic missile today.
- RAW cannot carry out terrorism without internal help, says Jabbar Associated Press of Pakistan 07 February 2000 -- Advisor to Chief Executive on National Affairs, Information and Media Development, Javed Jabbar has said that besides foreign hand, some domestic elements were also involved in acts of terrorism in various parts of the country.
- US acknowledges Pakistan as defacto nuclear state like India: Sattar Associated Press of Pakistan 07 February 2000 -- Foreign Minister Abdul Sattar on Feb. 6 said Pakistan is a declared nuclear weapon state and signing the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty will not alter its status.
- National Command Authority established Associated Press of Pakistan 03 February 2000 -- National Security Council on Feb. 2 approved the establishment of National Command Authority (NCA). The meeting was chaired by the Chief Executive General Pervez Musharraf. NCA will be responsible for policy formulation, and will exercise employment and development control over all strategic nuclear forces and strategic organizations.
- PAKISTAN - NUCLEAR Voice of America 03 February 2000 -- A brief statement issued in Islamabad says a National Command Authority has been established which will control all policies concerning nuclear weapons.
- PAK - SHARIF TRIAL - PILOT Voice of America 03 February 2000 -- There was dramatic testimony Thursday in the
criminal trial of Pakistan's ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the city of Karachi. A pilot at the center of the case says he feared his plane would
crash after it was denied permission to land last October 12th.
- ANTI-TERRORISM COURT IN KARACHI HAS RECORDED STATEMENTS OF THREE MORE PROSECUTION WITNESSES IN THE PLANE HIJACKING CONSPIRACY CASE. Pakistan TV 02 February 2000 -- THE KARACHI AIR FIELD WAS CLOSED AT ABOUT 6.28 PM ON THE DIRECTIVES OF WING COMMANDER AHMED FAROOQ THE SECRETARY TO THE DIRECTOR GENERAL CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY AND THREE FIRE ENGINES WERE PUT ON RUNWAY TO BLOCK THE SAME. LIGHTS OF THE RUNWAY WERE ALSO SWITCHED OFF.
- CLINTON-SOUTH ASIA Voice of America 01 February 2000 -- The White House says President Clinton will make a long-delayed trip to South Asia the week of March 20th. He will stop in India and Bangladesh, but
officials say no decision has been made yet on whether he will visit Pakistan.
- PAKISTAN'S RESPONSE TO TERRORISTS Voice of America 01 February 2000 -- The U-S press is becoming more hostile to Pakistan, long a military ally of this country, over Pakistan's new attitude toward terrorists.
- PAK - SHARIF TRIAL Voice of America 29 January 2000 -- The criminal trial of Pakistan's ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has wrapped up its first week with prosecution witnesses testifying how Karachi's
civilian airport had been shut down.
- PAK / BOMB BLAST Voice of America 28 January 2000 -- A powerful bomb tore through a crowded mosque killing at least six people and injuring about 14
others in central Karachi.
- PAK / SHARIF TRIAL Voice of America 28 January 2000 -- In the trial of Pakistan's ousted prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, a senior police official has
testified that he was ordered to take control of the airport in Karachi.
- U-S / PAKISTAN Voice of America 27 January 2000 -- U-S officials are also warning
Pakistan it could be labeled a supporter of international terrorism if it gives direct aid to groups believed to have links to the government.
- PAK / SHARIF Voice of America 27 January 2000 -- Both sides must establish the time when the incident took place. The defense says the plane was diverted as a reaction to the coup. The prosecution says Mr.
Sharif was trying to kill the general by diverting the plane.
- PAK / SHARIF Voice of America 26 January 2000 -- The prosecution says Mr. Sharif was trying to kill the general by diverting the plane - which had run dangerously low on fuel and was reportedly in danger of crashing.
- PAKISTAN-JUDICIARY Voice of America 26 January 2000 -- A judicial crisis has gripped Pakistan, following the military government's order for senior
judges to take a new oath that would protect the military.
- U-S / PAKISTAN-HIJACK Voice of America 25 January 2000 -- President Clinton says the United States has no evidence the Pakistani government was behind last month's hijacking of an Indian airliner, this
despite a New York Times newspaper report to that effect.
- PAK / SHARIF TRIAL Voice of America 25 January 2000 -- The charges against Mr. Sharif and six co-defendants stem from an incident hours before the elected government was overthrown by a military coup.
- Jabbar says no possibility Pak-India nuclear war Associated Press of Pakistan 24 January 2000 -- Javed Jabbar, Advisor to Chief Executive on National Affairs and Information and Media Development said on Sunday in his view there was no possibility of a nuclear war between Pakistan and India. He said the jingoistic mood of the Indian leadership was just a gimmick. Their threats were meant only for consumption of the Indian masses .
- US not negotiating secret deal with India on CTBT, spurns assertion US supporting India get UNSC seat Associated Press of Pakistan 23 January 2000 -- Pakistan Saturday said that US Assistant Secretary of State Karl Inderfurth had confirmed in his talks in Islamabad that Washington was not negotiating “any secret deal” with New Delhi in exchange for its signature on CTBT.
- Settlement of Kashmir be found which is acceptable to India, Pakistan and Kashmiris; Inderfurth Associated Press of Pakistan 22 January 2000 -- “We continue to urge both Pakistan and India to exercise maximum restraint, to enter into negotiations,” and find a, “ solution which is acceptable to both parties and in respect of Kashmir, we believe to the Kashmiri people.”
- PAK / INDIA CLASH Voice of America 22 January 2000 -- Pakistan says two of it soldiers have been killed and five are missing after an intense battle
with Indian troops in the disputed region of Kashmir.
- Maintenance of N. deterrence indispensable for country’s defence: Abdul Sattar Associated Press of Pakistan 21 January 2000 -- Foreign Minister Abdul Sattar on Jan. 12 said maintenance of nuclear deterrence is indispensable for the defence and security of the country. The Government is determined to maintain and develop Pakistan’s nuclear capability in order to ensure a credible and reliable deterrence.
- PAK / U-S Voice of America 20 January 2000 -- A senior U-S official is in Pakistan for talks with the country's military leaders, including the Chief Executive General Pervez Musharraf.
- PAK / SHARIF Voice of America 19 January 2000 -- A court has formally indicted deposed Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on charges of
kidnapping, hijacking and attempted murder.
- CHINA-PAKISTAN Voice of America 18 January 2000 -- China has rolled out the red carpet for Pakistan's military ruler General Pervez Musharraf, who is on a two-day visit to Beijing.
- 17 JANUARY BOMBING IN DOWNTOWN KARACHI Tuesday, January 18, 2000 -- The bomb is estimated to have been one kilogram in size and created a crater eight feet across and almost three feet deep (the typical bombs recently witnessed have averaged only 200 grams).
- PAKISTAN / INDIA / U-S Voice of America 17 January 2000 -- A key U-S senator has urged archrivals India and Pakistan to resume talks to settle their long-standing dispute over the Himalayan region of Kashmir.
- PAK / BLAST Voice of America 17 January 2000 -- In Pakistan, at least eight people were killed and more than two dozen others injured today (Monday)
after a powerful blast tore through a crowded street in the southern port city of Karachi.
- CHINA / PAKISTAN Voice of America 17 January 2000 -- China is the first non-Islamic country General Musharraf has visited since he ousted the civilian
government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif last October.
- PAK / U-S Voice of America 14 January 2000 -- Four U-S senators have concluded a two-day fact-finding mission to Pakistan focused on international terrorism, Pakistan's reluctance to sign the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty and the country's dispute with India over Kashmir.
- PAK / SHARIF Voice of America 12 January 2000 -- A high court judge in Pakistan refused Wednesday to hear the case of treason and hijacking against ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
- CTBT Implications, Foreign Minister Abdul Sattar, Institute of Policy Studies, Islamabad, January 4, 2000 -- Our country always supported the idea of a comprehensive test ban. In September 1996 Pakistan voted in favour of the treaty along with an overwhelming majority of the members of the United Nations. Pakistan won international respect and support. In contrast, India was isolated in opposing the treaty. Now the positions are in danger of reversal.