Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Pakistan, January 16, 1998-April 15, 1998

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Pakistan, January 16, 1998-April 15, 1998

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See also, Petroleum Affairs, Regional Affairs, Afghanistan

1998

Jan. 16: In Lahore, police arrested 65 Shi'ite activists, who allegedly had taken part in riots on 12 January. [1/21 FBIS]

Jan. 21: Karachi Dawn reported that along the "line of control" in Sialkot, Pakistani and Indian forces exchanged fire, killing six Indian soldiers. [1/23 FBIS]

Jan. 24: A bomb exploded at the Multan rail station, killing one person and injuring three. [1/27 FBIS]

Jan. 25: Radio Pakistan reported that Indian troops had killed two people and injured three others in the Rawala Kot area, and that Indian troops had killed one person in the Kotli region. [1/27 FBIS]

Jan. 27: Ghulam Mirza, head of the Accountability Commission investigating corruption charges against former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, rejected the government's request to expel her from parliament, citing that the power to do so was not under his jurisdiction. [1/28 NYT]

Jan. 29: A London court temporarily stopped British police from investigating the assets and bank accounts of former Prime Minister Bhutto's husband, `Asif `Ali Zardari. [1/30 FT]

Feb. 11: Islamabad Radio reported that demonstrations held in Karachi to protest a new sales tax ended with two people killed and seven more injured when demonstrators attempted to set up road blocks in front of "police station areas." [2/12 FBIS]

Feb. 21: Unidentified motorcyclists killed two Iranian engineers in Karachi. [2/26 FBIS]

Feb. …

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