Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Pakistan

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Pakistan

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July 16: In Hyderabad, a bomb exploded on a Karachi-bound train, killing ten and injuring 35. [717 WP, 7/19 FBIS]

The Financial Times reported that military leader General Pervez Musharraf had issued a decree reinstating the Islamic provisions of Pakistan's constitution. 17/17 FT]

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told the Accountability Court that he would refuse to testify before a court trying him on charges of tax evasion. [7/18 NYT]

July 17: Agence France Presse (AFP) reported that in Peshawar, Pakistani police had arrested former Pakistan-based Hizb-ul Mujahidin Commander Abdu Qahir, also known as Commander Shariati. [7/19 FBIS]

July 21: AFP reported that at a mosque in Karachi, Maulana Mas`ud Azhar, leader of Jesh-e Muhammad, had called for jihad (holy war) to be conducted on neighboring India, and claimed that "ten thousand have joined..and are ready to give their lives in the name of Islam." [7/24 FBIS]

July 22: In Karachi, the Accountability Court sentenced to 14 years of hard labor jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and banned him for 21 years from involvement in Pakistani politics. [7/23 NYT, 7/24 WSJ, WP, 8/4 MEED]

July 24: In Islamabad, the Hizb-ul Mujahidin declared a three-month cease-fire with India of its activities in disputed Kashmir. [7/25 NYT, FT, WSJ, WP]

The New York Times reported that Chinese Foreign Minister Tang Jiaxuan had arrived in Pakistan for a meeting with leading officials. …

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