October 30, 2001 |
President Pervez Musharraf is scheduled to begin a series of hastily arranged meetings with Pakistan's mainstream political parties today in an effort to contain pressure on his military government generated by the U.S.-led airstrikes on neighboring Afghanistan. Officials in the presidential office said Monday that Musharraf had extended invitations to representatives of all major parties, including the faction of the Pakistan Muslim League loyal to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
October 5, 2001 |
In a significant boost from a key Muslim nation to the global anti-terrorism campaign, Pakistan officials said Thursday that "sufficient evidence" has been collected to link Saudi militant Osama bin Laden to the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States. The announcement came after British Prime Minister Tony Blair revealed some of the first details of the international case against Bin Laden in a speech before Parliament in London.
October 2, 2001 |
Before war came, when times were good in Afghanistan, Abdul Hamid was a tailor in the capital, Kabul, crafting suits for foreigners, including an American he remembers now only as "Mr. John." But 22 years of conflict have left Hamid a near-permanent refugee here in neighboring Pakistan. He is the patriarch of a growing extended family that has fled turmoil at home for the safety and squalor of a tiny courtyard squeezed between the dusty, narrow alleys of Quetta's Pushtun quarter.
September 29, 2001 |
A delegation of Pakistani clerics and the head of the country's spy agency returned from Afghanistan empty-handed Friday after failing to persuade Taliban leaders to turn over Osama bin Laden for trial in the West. The delegation also did not gain freedom for eight foreign relief workers, including two Americans, held in Afghanistan on charges of illegally preaching Christianity, an Afghan government source said.
September 25, 2001 |
The Pakistani government confirmed Monday that it had recalled the last of its diplomatic officers from Afghanistan in a move that adds to the Taliban regime's growing international isolation. "In view of the abnormal situation and the security of our personnel, they were withdrawn over the weekend. They are all in Pakistan," said Foreign Ministry spokesman Riaz Mohammed Khan, revealing that about 12 diplomats had been pulled out.
September 18, 2001 |
With President Bush declaring that he wants Osama bin Laden "dead or alive," the supreme leader of Afghanistan's Taliban regime on Monday put the fate of the suspected terrorist mastermind--and the country--in the hands of the nation's Islamic clerics. Mullah Mohammed Omar asked a panel of clerics to decide whether to hand over Bin Laden after Omar received a blunt warning from his main ally, neighboring Pakistan, about the dangers facing Afghanistan. Lt. Gen.