May 11, 2003 |
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard L. Armitage thanked the prime minister of India on Saturday for his peace overture to Pakistan, saying he was hopeful it will lead to neighborly relations between the bitter enemies. Armitage ended a three-day swing through South Asia here in the Indian capital, where he encouraged officials to follow through on the initiative this month by Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee. The U.S.
October 23, 1990 |
A bitter Pakistani election campaign widely seen as a referendum on ousted Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto entered its final phase here early today as tens of thousands of her supporters welcomed her into enemy territory. Bhutto's crowd far outnumbered that of a chief opponent, Nawaz Sharif, even though Pakistan's second-largest city is his longtime power base and a key battleground in Wednesday's election. Provincial officials had refused to give Bhutto a rally permit.
September 14, 2001 |
In a day of intense diplomatic efforts that increasingly focused on Osama bin Laden, the Bush administration presented Pakistan with a detailed list of demands to help track the Afghanistan-based militant. The U.S. received a broad promise of "unstinted cooperation" from Pakistan and expects a quick response to the detailed list. According to diplomatic sources and administration officials, the requests include: * Access to and assistance from Pakistani intelligence.
July 6, 1999 |
A deal struck in Washington to end the border war on the Indian subcontinent failed to take hold Monday, as fighting raged in the Himalayas and the Pakistani military vowed to keep its ground. A day after Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, meeting with President Clinton in Washington, agreed to rein in troops who sparked a bloody and dangerous skirmish with India, few signs emerged that the deal was falling into place.
March 17, 1994 |
A Clinton Administration proposal to ship F-16 jets to Pakistan, despite that country's suspected nuclear weapons program, is raising Indian hackles and pumping even more venom into already embittered relations on the subcontinent. From the Pakistani point of view, if America does not allow delivery of the high-performance fighters, for which Pakistan has already paid more than $900 million by U.S. count, it is no better than a double-dealer.
October 25, 1990 |
Ousted Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's emotion-packed bid to regain power collapsed in a stunning defeat Wednesday in violence-marred Pakistani parliamentary elections. Bhutto stopped short of conceding, however, bitterly charging that the election was "stolen" by the military-backed caretaker government and opposition. "We expected fraud, but there has been massive fraud across the country," Bhutto told a TV reporter at her home in the southern city of Larkana. ". . . I feel sorry for freedom."