Chronology: Pakistan

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Chronology: Pakistan


1995

Oct. 16: In Karachi, police arrested Nasr Husayn, brother-in-law of Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto, in connection with the slaying of former Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader `Ali Ahmad Sumru on 15 October. [10/17 FT]

Oct. 25: The Canadian firm Southern Electrical Power Company Limited and Pakistan signed an $119 million agreement for the construction of a power plant near Lahore. [10/26 FBIS]

Oct. 29: The government devalued the rupee by seven percent and increased fuel prices and import duties. [10/30 FT]

In Karachi, a partial strike closed shops and stopped transportation. The Muhajir Qawmi Movement (MQM) called the strike to protest the arrest and killing of MQM members allegedly by government agents. [10/31 FBIS]

Nov. 1: In Karachi, unknown "terrorists" killed 15 people in execution style. [11/3 FBIS]

In Karachi, police killed three "terrorists" connected with the MQM during a raid on their house. [11/2 FBIS]

Nov. 13: In Karachi, ten rocket-propelled grenades struck the police headquarters of the Ranchore sector, killing one person and wounding ten others. [11/13 FBIS]

Nov. 14: Defense Minister Aftab Sha`ban Mirani stated that a group of army officers arrested in mid-October had planned to kill Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto and senior military officers and establish an Islamic state. [11/lS FT]

Nov. 18: A spokesperson for the Pakistan Muslim League (PML) stated that police had tortured imprisoned opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif. [11/22 FBIS]

Nov. 21: In Islamabad, 700 students of the International Islamic University protested remarks made by Interior Minister Nasirullah Babar in which he called the university a "haven for saboteurs and terrorists." [11/21 FBIS]

Nov. 23: In Karachi, unknown assailants fatally shot Deputy Director of the Provincial Food Ministry Ihsan `Ali Shah and two others. [11/24 FT]

In Karachi, unknown gunmen killed three men, including a senior official of the Karachi regional government. [11/24

Nov. 27: In Karachi, police and MQM activists clashed, killing eight people. [11/28 FBIS]

Dec. 1: The government expelled 11 French citizens working for the French non-governmental organization, Madera, and ordered the organization closed by 11 December. [12/6 FBIS]

In Lahore, a bomb exploded on a bus, killing three and wounding 14. [12/4 FBIS]

Dec. 3: In Karachi, a partial strike called by the MQM was observed. [12/4 FBIS]

Police arrested Ahmad Sa`id Khadr, a Canadian citizen of Egyptian origin, in connection with the 19 November bombing of the Egyptian embassy in Islamabad. …

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