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Summary.     Click for More > 5 dead in church blast Pearl suspects charged with murder Musharraf won referendum Bus blast kills 12 Body found may be Daniel Pearl's Missile test success hailed Pakistan 'shifts men from al-Qaeda hunt' Pakistan downs Indian spy plane   Huge explosion near US consulate  A suspected car bomb has exploded in the city of Karachi killing at least five people Death sentence for Pearl murder  Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh sentenced to death for abducting and murdering US journalist. 3 other get life imprisonment   9/11 planner arrested  Ramzi Binalshibh was one of the al Qaeda operatives most wanted by the U.S. government 7 killed in Christian raid Musharraf promises 'clean' elections Islamic parties surge in poll Shooting mars polls 'King's party' heads poll US executes Pakistani killer Hyderabad bus bomb kills 2 Grenade attack kills 3
Summit ends with no thaw No survivors in US plane crash   Musharraf declares war on extremism  President pledged to punish hard anyone responsible for extremism in Kashmir or involved in religious intolerance Kidnapped US reporter is dead
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Jan.9
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Feb.21
  Daniel Pearl was abducted in as he tried to meet Islamic militants. Videotape is showing scenes of murder
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May.24
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Summit ends with no thaw  A regional summit of South Asian leaders had no sign of breakthrough in the military stand-off between India and Pakistan No survivors in US plane crash  Military plane carrying 7 Marines, has crashed into a hill in flames   Musharraf declares war on extremism


January 2002 ... more > Top ^
Jan.2  Troops exchanged mortar fire
Jan.4  Pakistan offers hand of friendship
Jan.5  Taleban envoy detained by US
 
Jan.7  Blair urges Kashmir dialogue
Jan.9  
Jan.12  
  President pledged to punish hard anyone responsible for extremism in Kashmir or involved in religious intolerance
Jan.13  Bush urges Pakistan-India dialog Jan.15  Powell on South Asia peace tour Jan.17  Crisis eases amid peace drive

February 2002 ... more > Top ^
Feb.6  Key suspect named in reporter's kidnap Feb.21   Kidnapped US reporter is dead
  Daniel Pearl was abducted in as he tried to meet Islamic militants. Videotape is showing scenes of murder


March 2002 ... more > Top ^
Mar.16   5 dead in church blast   45 people had been injured in the grenade attack on a Protestant church in the capital, Islamabad Mar.21   Pearl suspects charged with murder  4 suspects, including the British-born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, have been charged with the kidnap and murder

April 2002 ... more > Top ^
Apr.30     Musharraf won referendum  Overwhelming majority of the votes are in favour of President remaining in power for another five years

May 2002 ... more > Top ^
May.7   Bus blast kills 12
  10 of the victims are French workers and the other 2 are Pakistani, one of whom is the suicide attacker May.16   Body found may be Daniel Pearl's  Police said they believe a body recovered is that of slain Wall Street Journal reporter May.18  Row over Kashmir attack deepens May.22  Nuclear rivals talk tough over Kashmir  Vajpayee consults army amid war fears May.24   Missile test success hailed
  Pakistan has successfully test-fired a medium range ballistic missile, amid growing concern over the potential for war with India May.25 Pakistan test fires second missile May.27 Musharraf: Pakistan does not want war Third missile tested May.28 India hits back over 'dangerous' speech May.30   Pakistan 'shifts men from al-Qaeda hunt'
  There are conflicting reports about a redeployment of troops from the Afghan border in the west to its frontiers with India Bush warns Pakistan over Kashmir May.31 Shelling and attacks go on

June 2002 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1 Musharraf: Nuclear war unthinkable
India rules out Musharraf meeting Jun.3 India and Pakistan trade harsh words Jun.6 Musharraf seeks to reassure US Jun.7     Pakistan downs Indian spy plane  The army says it has shot down an unmanned spy plane near the Pakistani city of Lahore India admits spy plane downed Jun.8 Pakistan protests over spy plane Pakistan: 'Ice broken' on Kashmir Jun.10 India lifts Pakistan flight ban Jun.13     Huge explosion near US consulate
  A suspected car bomb has exploded in the city of Karachi killing at least five people
Jun.14 US condemns bomb attack Al-Qanoon claimed responsibility for bomb Jun.15  FBI probes bomb attack Jun.19  War threat recedes Jun.22  Wedding turns to carnage Jun.26  10 soldiers die in al Qaeda raid Jun.27  Musharraf plan to bolster his power  Arrests in bombings probe Jun.28  Rebels vow to continue attacks  Suspected al Qaeda fugitives said seized

July 2002 ... more > Top ^
Jul.3  Al Qaeda suspects killed in shootout Jul.4 Gang rape outrage sparks payout
Jul.7  Police arrest 2 gang rape suspects  Opposition slams Musharraf changes Jul.8  Suspects in bombings arrested Jul.9  Trial for Pearl 's killers drawing to close Jul.10 Pearl murder trial judge considers verdict  Musharraf sets election date Jul.13  Grenade injures European tourists Jul.14   Death sentence for Pearl murder
  Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh sentenced to death for abducting and murdering US journalist. 3 other get life imprisonment
Jul.15  Pearl killer calls for uprising Jul.17  Appeals filed in Pearl murder case Jul.19  Tests show remains are Pearl's body Jul.20  Straw peace mission Jul.21  Musharraf shuns Straw Jul.22  Militants arrested in crackdown Jul.24  Bhutto prepares to go home Jul.29  Pakistan regrets 1971 war excesses

August 2002 ... more > Top ^
Aug.3  4 soldiers killed in heavy shelling  Woman tells of gang rape ordeal Aug.4  Gang rape forces tribal justice rethink Aug.5 6 killed in attack on school Aug.6  School raid suspects 'blow themselves up' Aug.8 Grenade attack at hospital Aug.11  'Asian Brown Cloud' Aug.13 Musharraf vows to crush militancy Aug.14  Pakistan accused of double standards Aug.18  Claim: Pearl murdered by an Arab Aug.22  Pakistan changes 'barrier to democracy' Aug.23 Pakistan accuses India of attack  Hundreds may be deported to Pakistan Aug.24 12 killed by militants Aug.31 6 men found guilty in gang rape

September 2002 ... more > Top ^
Sep.8  Suspected militants dead Sep.12  Musharraf: India stockpiling weapons Sep.13     9/11 planner arrested
  Ramzi Binalshibh was one of the al Qaeda operatives most wanted by the U.S. government
Sep.14 Top al Qaeda operatives interrogated Sep.15  U.S. wants custody of 9/11 suspect Sep.16 Binalshibh in U.S. custody Sep.18  7 arrested over car bomb Sep.20  Musharraf assassination plot foiled  3 suspected terrorists arrested Sep.24 India blames Pakistan for temple attack Sep.25   7 killed in Christian raid
  At Christian welfare group gunmen bind the hands and mouths of some workers before shooting them at close range  Rally over execution killing

October 2002 ... more > Top ^
Oct.4  India follows Pakistan with missile test Oct.7  Pakistan hails 2nd missile test a success Oct.8  Pre-election terror sweep Oct.9     Musharraf promises 'clean' elections  In a televised address President has assured voters that coming elections will not be tainted by corruption Oct.10   Islamic parties surge in poll
  The Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), or United Action Front, has won the majority of the 20 or so seats   Shooting mars polls  A gun attack on a polling station, which left 9 people wounded and two dead, has marred general elections Oct.11  No clear winner in poll   'King's party' heads poll  The party most closely linked to outgoing military regime emerged as the main player and potential coalition builder Oct.16  India to pull troops from Pakistan border Oct.17  Pakistan to pull back troops Oct.18  U.S., Pakistan mum on deal with N. Korea Oct.21  U.S. to return some detainees to Pakistan Oct.24  India begins border troop pullback

November 2002 ... more > Top ^
Nov.2  12 militants killed Nov.3  Earthquake kills seven Nov.5  Coalition deal hits Musharraf Nov.7  Outrage after parliament put on hold Nov.14     US executes Pakistani killer  Aimal Khan Kansi, 38, convicted of the murder of two CIA employees, has been executed by lethal injection

December 2002 ... more > Top ^
Dec.11  'Honor killings' rise Dec.12  Suicide squads trained to hit Afghanistan Dec.15  Three held in terror hunt Dec.19  Man linked with Pearl murder dead Dec.21   Hyderabad bus bomb kills 2  A bomb has ripped through a public bus, killing 2 and injuring at least 13 Dec.24  Weapons found during Khatami visit Dec.25   Grenade attack kills 3  A grenade was hurled through an open front door while the congregation were holding a Christmas Day service Dec.26  Radical cleric held over church attack Dec.29  India: Pakistan becoming terror hub


No survivors in US plane crash  Military plane carrying 7 Marines, has crashed into a hill in flames Missile test success hailed  Pakistan has successfully test-fired a medium range ballistic missile, amid growing concern over the potential for war with India Pakistan test fires second missile Musharraf: Pakistan does not want war Third missile tested Pakistan 'shifts men from al-Qaeda hunt'  There are conflicting reports about a redeployment of troops from the Afghan border in the west to its frontiers with India Bush warns Pakistan over Kashmir Shelling and attacks go on Musharraf: Nuclear war unthinkable Musharraf seeks to reassure US   Pakistan downs Indian spy plane  The army says it has shot down an unmanned spy plane near the Pakistani city of Lahore India admits spy plane downed Pakistan: 'Ice broken' on Kashmir Musharraf vows to crush militancy Pakistan accuses India of attack 12 killed by militants No survivors in US plane crash  Military plane carrying 7 Marines, has crashed into a hill in flames India lifts Pakistan flight ban   Musharraf declares war on extremism




Pakistan, 2002 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2002
Jan.2  Troops exchanged mortar fire
Jan.4  Pakistan offers hand of friendship
Jan.5  Taleban envoy detained by US
Jan.9
Jan.17  Crisis eases amid peace drive
May.22  Nuclear rivals talk tough over Kashmir
May.22  Vajpayee consults army amid war fears
May.24
May.25
May.27
May.27
May.30
May.30
May.31
Jun.1
Jun.6
Jun.7
Jun.7
Jun.8
Jun.19  War threat recedes
Jun.26  10 soldiers die in al Qaeda raid
Jun.28  Rebels vow to continue attacks
Jul.3  Al Qaeda suspects killed in shootout
Jul.20  Straw peace mission
Jul.29  Pakistan regrets 1971 war excesses
Aug.3  4 soldiers killed in heavy shelling
Aug.13
Aug.23
Aug.24
Sep.8  Suspected militants dead
Sep.12  Musharraf: India stockpiling weapons
Oct.4  India follows Pakistan with missile test
Oct.7  Pakistan hails 2nd missile test a success
Oct.16  India to pull troops from Pakistan border
Oct.17  Pakistan to pull back troops
Oct.24  India begins border troop pullback
Nov.2  12 militants killed




Pakistan, 2002 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2002
Jan.9
Jun.22  Wedding turns to carnage
Aug.11  'Asian Brown Cloud'
Nov.3  Earthquake kills seven




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2002
Jan.12
  President pledged to punish hard anyone responsible for extremism in Kashmir or involved in religious intolerance
Feb.6  Key suspect named in reporter's kidnap Feb.21 Kidnapped US reporter is dead
  Daniel Pearl was abducted in as he tried to meet Islamic militants. Videotape is showing scenes of murder
Mar.16 5 dead in church blast   45 people had been injured in the grenade attack on a Protestant church in the capital, Islamabad Mar.21 Pearl suspects charged with murder  4 suspects, including the British-born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, have been charged with the kidnap and murder May.7 Bus blast kills 12  10 of the victims are French workers and the other 2 are Pakistani, one of whom is the suicide attacker May.16 Body found may be Daniel Pearl's  Police said they believe a body recovered is that of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Jun.13   Huge explosion near US consulate
  A suspected car bomb has exploded in the city of Karachi killing at least five people
Jun.14 Al-Qanoon claimed responsibility for bomb Jun.15  FBI probes bomb attack Jun.27  Arrests in bombings probe Jun.28  Suspected al Qaeda fugitives said seized Jul.4 Gang rape outrage sparks payout Jul.7  Police arrest 2 gang rape suspects Jul.8  Suspects in bombings arrested Jul.9  Trial for Pearl 's killers drawing to close Jul.10 Pearl murder trial judge considers verdict Jul.13  Grenade injures European tourists Jul.14 Death sentence for Pearl murder
  Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh sentenced to death for abducting and murdering US journalist. 3 other get life imprisonment
Jul.15  Pearl killer calls for uprising Jul.17  Appeals filed in Pearl murder case Jul.19  Tests show remains are Pearl's body Jul.22  Militants arrested in crackdown Aug.3  Woman tells of gang rape ordeal Aug.4  Gang rape forces tribal justice rethink Aug.5 6 killed in attack on school Aug.6  School raid suspects 'blow themselves up' Aug.8 Grenade attack at hospital Aug.18  Claim: Pearl murdered by an Arab Aug.31 6 men found guilty in gang rape Sep.13   9/11 planner arrested
  Ramzi Binalshibh was one of the al Qaeda operatives most wanted by the U.S. government
Sep.14 Top al Qaeda operatives interrogated Sep.15  U.S. wants custody of 9/11 suspect Sep.16 Binalshibh in U.S. custody Sep.18  7 arrested over car bomb Sep.20  Musharraf assassination plot foiled Sep.20  3 suspected terrorists arrested Sep.25 7 killed in Christian raid  At Christian welfare group gunmen bind the hands and mouths of some workers before shooting them at close range Oct.8  Pre-election terror sweep Oct.10 Shooting mars polls  A gun attack on a polling station, which left 9 people wounded and two dead, has marred general elections Oct.21  U.S. to return some detainees to Pakistan Nov.14   US executes Pakistani killer  Aimal Khan Kansi, 38, convicted of the murder of two CIA employees, has been executed by lethal injection Dec.11  'Honor killings' rise Dec.12  Suicide squads trained to hit Afghanistan Dec.15  Three held in terror hunt Dec.19  Man linked with Pearl murder dead Dec.21 Hyderabad bus bomb kills 2  A bomb has ripped through a public bus, killing 2 and injuring at least 13 Dec.24  Weapons found during Khatami visit Dec.25 Grenade attack kills 3  A grenade was hurled through an open front door while the congregation were holding a Christmas Day service Dec.26  Radical cleric held over church attack Dec.29  India: Pakistan becoming terror hub



Pakistan, 2002 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2002 Jan.4  Pakistan offers hand of friendship Jan.5 Summit ends with no thaw  A regional summit of South Asian leaders had no sign of breakthrough in the military stand-off between India and Pakistan Jan.7  Blair urges Kashmir dialogue Jan.13  Bush urges Pakistan-India dialog Jan.15  Powell on South Asia peace tour Apr.30   Musharraf won referendum  Overwhelming majority of the votes are in favour of President remaining in power for another five years May.18  Row over Kashmir attack deepens May.28 India hits back over 'dangerous' speech
May.30 Bush warns Pakistan over Kashmir Jun.1 India rules out Musharraf meeting Jun.3 India and Pakistan trade harsh words Jun.8 Pakistan protests over spy plane Jun.14 US condemns bomb attack Jun.27  Musharraf plan to bolster his power Jul.7  Opposition slams Musharraf changes Jul.10  Musharraf sets election date Jul.20  Straw peace mission Jul.21  Musharraf shuns Straw Jul.24  Bhutto prepares to go home Jul.29  Pakistan regrets 1971 war excesses Aug.14  Pakistan accused of double standards Aug.22  Pakistan changes 'barrier to democracy' Aug.23  Hundreds may be deported to Pakistan Sep.24 India blames Pakistan for temple attack Sep.25  Rally over execution killing Oct.9   Musharraf promises 'clean' elections  In a televised address President has assured voters that coming elections will not be tainted by corruption Oct.10 Islamic parties surge in poll  The Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), or United Action Front, has won the majority of the 20 or so seats Oct.10 Shooting mars polls  A gun attack on a polling station, which left 9 people wounded and two dead, has marred general elections Oct.11  No clear winner in poll Oct.11 'King's party' heads poll  The party most closely linked to outgoing military regime emerged as the main player and potential coalition builder Oct.18  U.S., Pakistan mum on deal with N. Korea Nov.5  Coalition deal hits Musharraf Nov.7  Outrage after parliament put on hold Dec.24  Weapons found during Khatami visit