Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Oman / Pakistan

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Oman / Pakistan

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1996

June 28: Heavy rains in the Rustaq region caused flooding, killing four Britons, two Americans, and a Dutch citizen. [7/1 FBIS] 1996

Apr. 25: Imran Khan, a former cricket player, established the Justice Movement Party (JMP). [4/26 FT]

Apr. 28: Near Lahore, a bomb exploded on a bus en route to a Muslim festival, killing 40 people and wounding 26 others. [4/29 FT, 4/30 NYT] Apr. 30: In Punjab Province, unknown assailants killed Sipha Sahaba-e-Pakistan (SSP) leader Hafiz `Abbas. The SSP is an extremist Sunni organization. [5/1 FBIS]

May 6: It was reported that the government had authorized the operation of Shasheen Pay TV, the country's first non-governmental television station. [Sn WSJ]

May 8: In Shaykhupura, in Punjab Province, a bomb exploded on a bus, killing seven people and wounding 40 others. [5/8 FBIS, 5/9 WSJ] May 26: Near the northwestern town of Dera Isma`il Khan, unknown gunmen ambushed two Shi'ite vehicles, killing four people and wounding 12 others. [5/28 FBIS]

In Lahore, a bomb exploded in a post office, wounding three people. [5/28 FBIS] June 2: The ministry of defense announced that Pakistan had purchased 40 used Mirage III warplanes from France for $20 million. [6/3 FT] June 4: The United States announced a deal to sell to Indonesia 28 F-16 warplanes and to transfer the proceeds to Pakistan. …

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