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  • Army seizes large cache of weapons from Waziristan Agency

    The Army on Wednesday said it had recovered a cache of weapons from Waziristan Agency...

    According to a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), an intelligence-based operation was conducted in the villages of Zarkai and Maidankai in which a significant quantity of weapons and ammunition was recovered...

  • US engaged with Pakistan on tactical N-weapons: Olson

    WASHINGTON: A senior US official has told Congress that the United States has held candid discussions with Pakistan on its short-range nuclear weapons and Pakistan is willing to engage with the US on this issue...

    Richard Olson, US Special Representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan, also told the House Foreign Affairs Committee that the Obama administration was “not negotiating a one-two-three agreement — a civil nuclear cooperation...

  • 'Pakistan a problem for US because they have nuclear weapons,' says Trump

    During an interview with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, Trump termed Pakistan "a vital problem" for the United States (US) "because they have a thing called nuclear weapons", adding, "They have to get a better hold of the situation...

    "Wouldn't you rather let Japan have nuclear weapons when North Korea is having them? We don't want to pull the trigger...

  • Pakistan-made weapons showcased at exhibition

    ISLAMABAD: A three-day ‘Target and Outdoor Shooting Sports (TOSS) Show 2015’ was inaugurated on Friday and showcased locally made weapons including pistols, revolvers, shotguns, Damascus knives, daggers, swords and also accessories like leather holsters...

    More than 60 companies from across the country participated in the exhibition and mostly displayed weapons produced locally...

  • Reduction of conventional weapons necessary for disarmament, says Pakistan

    WASHINGTON: Following recent reports in international media about an offer by the United States to Pakistan for restrictions on the latter’s nuclear program, Pakistan said a balanced reduction of armed forces and conventional armaments is a necessary prerequisite for meaningful disarmament...

    The statement, submitted by Pakistan’s permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva, which is available with Dawn, comes amidst an...

  • Pakistan reaffirms opposition to chemical weapons use

    UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan has told the United Nations that it had repeatedly condemned the use of chemical weapons in Syria, and called for holding accountable the perpetrators of such "heinous crimes"...

    "We remain strongly opposed to the use of chemical weapons by anyone and under any circumstances," Ambassador Tehmina Janjua, the permanent representative of Pakistan to the UN in Geneva, said in speech to the General Assembly's...

  • Pakistan to follow chemical weapons convention

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan remains fully committed to the objectives of Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), says Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz...

    During a meeting with the director general of the Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Ahmet Uzumcu, here on Friday, Mr Aziz assured him that Pakistan would remain actively engaged with the OPCW...

  • ‘Quality, capacity, safety of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons better than India’s’

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s nuclear programme was launched for peaceful purposes but national security issues forced the country to build nuclear weapons, former nuclear scientist and the chairman of the Underground Gasification Project at the Thar Coal Field, Dr Samar Mubarakmand, said on Tuesday...

    Dr Mubarakmand was speaking at a seminar titled ‘Civilian Uses for Nuclear Energy in Pakistan: Opportunities and Prospects’, organised by the...

  • Pakistan will not transfer weapons of mass destruction to states or non-state actors: Aziz

    Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Tuesday reaffirmed Pakistan's commitment not to transfer weapons of mass destruction to states or non-state actors...

    Delivering a keynote address on the implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1540 in Islamabad, Aziz said as a responsible nuclear state, Pakistan will continue to partner with international community to prevent non-state actors from acquiring...

  • Pakistan's 'bowling weapons' to trouble Australian batsmen, says coach Mickey Arthur

    In the run-up to Pakistan's upcoming tour of Australia, head coach Mickey Arthur on Wednesday said the the team has the pace artillery to battle the Aussies' fresh-faced batting line-up and bowl the nomads of world cricket to a historic success this summer, The Age reported...

    Arthur remains confident even though Pakistan has never beaten Australia in a Test series in Australia, losing the last six series all the way back to 1981... ...

  • ‘Nuclear weapons did not insulate Pakistan from threats’

    ISLAMABAD: Former military officials and diplomats appeared to reach a rare consensus on Tuesday, at a seminar on the 20th anniversary of Pakistan’s nuclear tests, that while nuclear weapons may have prevented war with India they did not insulate the country from threats...

    ”Seminar marks 20th anniversary of nuclear testsMr Lodhi was referring to low intensity conflict and fifth generation warfare that Pakistan is facing, and the...

  • UN watchdog closes Iran nuclear weapons probe

    VIENNA: The UN nuclear watchdog’s 35-nation board decided on Tuesday to close its investigation into whether Iran once had a nuclear weapons programme, opting to support Tehran’s deal with major powers rather than dwell on its past activities...

    The IAEA produced a report this month that strongly suggested Iran had a secret nuclear weapons programme up until 2003, though it found no sign of weapons-related activities beyond 2009... ...

  • Jordanian officials sold CIA-supplied weapons to arms dealers: report

    WASHINGTON: Jordanian intelligence officials stole millions of dollars of weapons that the CIA and Saudi Arabia had supplied for Syrian militants, then sold them on the black market, The New York Times and Al Jazeera reported...

    Citing unnamed American and Jordanian officials, the Times and Al Jazeera reported Sunday that some of these weapons were used in a November shooting at a police training facility in Amman...

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