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2008-07-06 03:00:07

Excerpt from report by official news agency Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) Islamabad, 5 July: Director General Strategic Plans Division, Lt. Gen. (r) Khalid Qudwai Saturday [5 July] said all the evidences are available about Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan's involvement in nuclear proliferation and provision of nuclear technology information and material to North Korea, Libya and Iran. "All the evidence about Dr Qadeer Khan's involvement in proliferation is available and can be revealed before a...

2008-07-06 00:00:07

By The Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) - Pakistan's army under President Pervez Musharraf supervised a shipment of uranium centrifuges to North Korea in 2000, the disgraced architect of Pakistan's atomic weapons program said Friday. The claim is the most controversial leveled by Abdul Qadeer Khan, who in recent months has been agitating for an end to house arrest and backing off his 2004 confession that he was solely responsible for spreading Pakistan's nuclear arms technology...

2008-07-05 12:00:09

The Pakistani scientist accused of operating a nuclear proliferation ring says President Pervez Musharraf approved a sale of weapons to North Korea. Abdul Qadeer Khan, once honored in his country as the father of Pakistan's nuclear bomb and now under house arrest, told reporters Friday the army was involved in a 2000 shipment of centrifuge tubes used to enrich uranium to North Korea, The Daily Telegraph reported. It was a North Korean plane, and the army had complete knowledge about it...

2008-07-05 09:00:10

By MUNIR AHMAD By Munir Ahmad The Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan's army under President Pervez Musharraf supervised a shipment of uranium centrifuges to North Korea in 2000, the disgraced architect of Pakistan's atomic weapons program said Friday. The claim is the most controversial leveled by Abdul Qadeer Khan, who in recent months has been agitating for an end to house arrest and backing off his 2004 confession that he was solely responsible for spreading...

2008-07-05 06:00:08

Text of "News Alert" by Geo News TV on 4 July Nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadir Khan has told a foreign news agency during an interview that Pakistani centrifuges have been sent to North Korea under the supervision of //security forces// and the consent of President Pervez Musharraf. We have contacted Dr Khan to talk in this regard. [Begin recording] [Anchor Ayesha Baksh] Dr Khan, tell us about the report in the foreign news agency. [Dr Khan] See, they have twisted certain words and put...

2008-07-03 09:00:27

Text of report headlined "HRW calls for trial of Musharraf" published by Pakistani newspaper The News website on 3 July Lahore: Human Rights Watch has urged the coalition government to initiate the trial of President Musharraf for serious violation of human rights during his military rule in the country. HRW Executive Director Kenneth Roth concluded his three-day visit to Pakistan on Tuesday with a visit to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, where he had a heated interaction with...

2008-06-24 09:02:24

World News IN BRIEF *LAHORE A Pakistani court disqualified the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, left, from contesting a by-election for the National Assembly on Thursday. His spokesman said the decision was "based on a conspiracy". Mr Sharif was barred from running in the general election in February because he had been convicted for the 1999 hijacking of a plane carrying the then army chief Pervez Musharraf. The hijack triggered the military coup in which Mr Sharif was ousted and Mr...

2008-06-23 06:00:08

Text of article by Khalid Aziz headlined "Crisis in Pakistan-US relations" published by Pakistani newspaper The News website on 23 June A few days ago I had the opportunity to present a paper, "FATA [Federally Administered Tribal Areas]: internal security and Pakistan's international obligations," to a conference in Islamabad. It included five proposals for tension reduction between the US, Pakistan and Afghanistan. The conference came at an opportune time. NATO and the ISAF are dismayed at...

2008-06-22 12:00:08

By Foster Klug Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Pakistan's new ambassador to the United States is urging patience for those in Washington frustrated with his government's pursuit of peace deals with tribes along the lawless Pakistani-Afghan border. Ambassador Husain Haqqani said in an interview with Associated Press reporters and editors Friday that the United States should judge the outcome of talks being conducted by Pakistan's "fledgling democracy," not the often contentious process of...

2008-06-14 03:00:11

Text of report by Sohail Khan and Khalid Iqbal headlined "Mammoth anti-Musharraf rally in Islamabad" published by Pakistani newspaper The News website on 14 June Islamabad: Hundreds of thousands of anti-Musharraf marchers converged on federal capital early Saturday [14 June] demanding reinstatement of the deposed judges in no time. The main long march rally led by lawyers' leader Aitzaz Ahsan entered the Parade Ground at about 2:15 am [2015 gmt] while PML-N leader [Pakistan Muslim League -...


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
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