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    Sunday, October 19, 2008

    ops and Intel update, 0ct 19,08

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    Capital witnesses 79 murders in 10 months
    ISLAMABAD: Up to 79 murder cases were reported with various police stations in the current year and the police have so far traced 39 cases. According to official data, 10 murder cases were reported with Kohsar Police Station; nine with Ternol and Shahzad Town Police Stations each; eight with Koral Police... 
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    Punjab wheat supply suspended for last two days
    LAHORE: The federal government has sent 75,654 metric tonnes of imported wheat to Punjab by rail from Karachi.

    A remaining 394,193 tonnes has been suspended over the last two days, Punjab Food Secretary Muhammad Irfan Elahi said on Saturday.

    He said in a statement that Punjab Food Department... 
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    ‘200 suspected terrorists arrested’
    PESHAWAR: Security forces have arrested around 200 suspected foreign terrorists in the last two days and intelligence agencies have been ordered to interrogate the young suspects, the Pakistan Army said on Saturday. “Some 168 alleged militants apparently of Uzbek and Afghan nationalities were arrested... 
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    China will help Pakistan build two more nuclear plants
    * Chashma III and IV will generate 680 megawatts 
    * FM says Zardari will visit China every three months 

    By Sajid Chaudhry

    ISLAMABAD: China will help Pakistan build two more nuclear power plants in a major boost to the country’s long-term plans to end crippling electricity shortages,... 
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    Taliban refuse to lay down weapons before dialogue 
    KHAR: The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) still stands by its ‘talks offer’ and Taliban will not lay down arms at any cost before the talks, TTP spokesman Moulvi Omar said on Saturday. “Taliban understand that all the disputes in Pakistan can be resolved through dialogue rather than war. War is not... 
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    Top Taliban commander splits from Mehsud
    Daily Times Monitor

    LAHORE: Taliban commander Baitullah Mehsud’s opponent faction in North Waziristan announced on Friday the creation of a new parallel organisation, the Muqami Tehreek-e-Taliban or local Taliban, effectively splitting from Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), a report published... 
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    Pakistan and US agree to enhance co-operation in ‘war on terror’
    * US to provide modern weapons, train FC personnel in anti-insurgency techniques

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the United States agreed on Saturday to enhance bilateral co-operation regarding the ‘war on terror’.

    The decision was taken in a meeting between US Assistant Secretary of State... 
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    Nine-hour load shedding in cities, 11 hours in rural areas 
    Staff Report

    ISLAMABAD: A tentative power management programme has been approved in a high-level meeting, under which a maximum of nine hours of load shedding in urban areas and 11 hours of load shedding in rural areas will be enforced across the country by the end of the month.

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    Russian missiles for Syria may be payback for US FBX-T radar to Israel

    DEBKAfile Exclusive Report

    October 18, 2008, 9:59 PM (GMT+02:00)

    Russia's Iskander-E missile battery

    Russia's Iskander-E missile battery

    DEBKAfile’s military sources report that a large-scale arms deal for Syria, paid for by Iran, is in advanced negotiation in Moscowand Damascus. It includes fighter-bombers and an assortment of anti-air, anti-missile and anti-tank missiles, as well as substantial upgrades of Syria’s antiquated Russian tanks.

    Our sources disclose that the S-300PMU-2 and Iskander-E are still on the list under discussion. The Kremlin regards the American FBX-T anti-missile radar system installed in the Negev in September to be an integral part of the US missile shield deployed in the face of Russian protests in Poland and the Czech Republic.

    Read more about this in DEBKAfile Exclusive Report below. 
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