Voice of America: Pakistan, Russia Sign Rare Military Cooperation Pact

Secretary Defense, Lt. Gen (Retired) Zamir ul Hassan Shah and Russian Deputy Defense Minister Col. Gen. Alexander V. Fomin, signing the MoU at the Pakistan Ministry of Defense in Islamabad. (Courtesy: Ministry of Defense)
Updated 09 August 2018
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Voice of America: Pakistan, Russia Sign Rare Military Cooperation Pact

August 8: Voice of America report by Ayaz Gul states that Pakistan has wrapped up a groundbreaking contract with Russia that would, for the first time, open doors for Russian military training of Pakistani army officers. The rare deal comes amid deteriorating relations between Islamabad and the United States, which has resulted in the halt of all military exchange programs with Pakistan and left a void that Moscow has stepped in to fill.

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The Washington Times: Pakistan's anti-graft body arrests opposition politician

Updated 12 December 2018
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The Washington Times: Pakistan's anti-graft body arrests opposition politician

December 11 – The Washington Times states that Pakistan’s anti-graft body says it has arrested a senior politician from former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s party over links to a multimillion-dollar housing scam. The National Accountability Bureau says Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother, who is also accused in the case, were arrested in Lahore after a court refused to extend their bail. Both are members of Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League.

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