Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Pakistan

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Pakistan

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Oct. 26: A rocket attack by suspected militants in the Azam Warsak area of South Waziristan killed at least 14 pro-government tribesmen. The victims were militiamen scouring the area for Abdallah Mehsud, a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who masterminded the kidnapping of two Chinese engineers in October. [Reuters, 10/27]

Pakistan's National Assembly passed a law introducing the death penalty as the maximum punishment in extreme cases of honor killings. The law brought stiffer penalties for all cases where men kill female relatives for a perceived slight of their family or tribal honor. [BBC, 10/26]

Oct. 27: Pakistan's army killed three Islamic militants in South Waziristan in retaliation for mortar attacks on 10/26. [BBC, 10/27]

Nov. 1: The upper house of Pakistan's parliament passed a bill allowing President Pervez Musharraf to remain as both President and Army chief until 2007. [BBC, 11/ 1]

Nov. 4: Six Pakistani soldiers were killed and 10 wounded in a bomb blast in South Waziristan. A truck carrying the soldiers hit an explosive device and then fell into a ravine. [BBC, 11/4]

Nov. 29: Pakistan test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile in its fifth missile test in 2004. The army said Pakistan had informed its neighbors, including India. …

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