Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Pakistan

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Pakistan

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See also, Arab-Israeli Conflict, Regional Affairs, Egypt


July 21: Riots broke out when monsoon rains cut off electricity to the majority of Karachi. [7/22 WSJ]

July 25: Former Intelligence Bureau chief Imtiaz Ahmad and an aide were arrested on charges of high treason for their alleged part in a bribing plot to overthrow Prime Minister Bhutto's government in 1989. [7/26 FBIS]

Aug. 23: The opposition party Muslim League leader and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif warned that Pakistan possessed the atomic bomb and an attack by India could trigger a nuclear war. A Foreign Ministry spokesman denied the claim. [8/24 F]

Prime Minister Bhutto condemned Sharif's claim that Pakistan had nuclear weapons, and Indian officials demanded international action to stop the Pakistan nuclear program. [8/25 NYT]

Aug. 2S: The government announced plans to expel from Karachi one million immigrants of Afghan, Bangladeshi, Burmese, Indian, and Iranian origin. [8/26 WSJ]

Aug. 28: The government ordered an investigation into the Habib Bank, Pakistan's largest bank, and the National Bank of Pakistan, alleging that they were involved in fraudulent loan dealings of up to $32.7 million under former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. [8/29 F]

Sept. 7: A US intelligence report stated that Pakistan had agreed to pay China $15 million to purchase M-11 ballistic missiles. The report, if true, would prompt US economic sanctions against both Pakistan and Chinese government-run companies. [9/8 WP]

Sept. 11: Nawaz Sharif stated in an interview with the Washington Post that Pakistan's army chief Aslam Beg and intelligence chief Asad Durani had presented a plan in 1991 for selling heroin to pay for military operations. …

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