1993 in Pakistan

The year 1993 saw political unrest within Pakistan as president Ghulam Ishaq Khan and prime minister Nawaz Sharif duelled for supremacy. Khan dissolved Sharif's government, only for it to be restored by a Supreme Court verdict.

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List of years in Pakistan

While Pakistan moved closer to peaceful negotiations with Afghanistan, its relationships continued to worsen with India over the Kashmir issue and the 1993 Bombay bombings. Meanwhile, the United States imposes stricter sanctions on Pakistan and any country that traded with Pakistan.

IncumbentsEdit

Federal governmentEdit

GovernorsEdit

EventsEdit

JanuaryEdit

  • 8 January – The United States decides against branding Pakistan a terrorist nation.[1]
  • 9 January – The US president-elect Bill Clinton gives Pakistan six months to refute Indian charges that it is sponsoring international terrorism.[2]

FebruaryEdit

MarchEdit

  • 7 March – Political groups from Afghanistan sign the Islamabad Accord in Pakistan, forming a coalition until elections can be held.[3][4]
  • 17 March – Mian Zahid Sarfaraz demands an early dissolution of the National Assembly.[5]
  • 27 March – Hamid Nasir Chattha and three other ministers resign from the federal cabinet.[5]

AprilEdit

  • 2 April – The Pakistan government vows to crack down on Arab militants.[6]
  • 4 April
    • India presents evidence implicating Pakistan in the 1993 Bombay bombings.[7]
    • The federal cabinet nominates Ghulam Ishaq Khan as the president for a second term.[5]
    • 3 MNAs resign from the National Assembly.[5]
  • 8 April
    • After a crack down on illegal immigrants, hundreds of Arab nationals are arrested on suspected links to Islamic militants.[8]
    • 92 MNAs tender their resignation from the house.
  • 13 April – Crack down continues against illegal Arab immigrants to prevent any extremists among them from using Pakistan to foment violence in other countries.[9]
  • 18 April
  • 19 April – Federal ministers in the Mazari caretaker ministry are sworn into office and handed ministerial portfolios.

MayEdit

  • 23 May – In record busts against drug smugglers in southeastern Balochistan, navy officers seize 132,000 pounds of hashish and 440 pounds of heroin.[10]
  • 26 May – The Supreme Court restores the National Assembly and prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

JuneEdit

JulyEdit

  • 18 July
  • 20 July – The US threatens to impose sanctions on China if it continues to ship missiles to Pakistan in defiance of an international agreement.[12]

AugustEdit

OctoberEdit

  • 6 October – General elections are held. PPP wins 86; PML-N secures 72 seats.
  • 19 October – Benazir Bhutto becomes the prime minister by 121 votes for a second time.[13]

NovemberEdit

  • 4 November – Police arrest Murtaza Bhutto, the brother of PM Bhutto, moments after his plane landed in Pakistan ending his 16 years in exile.[14]
  • 9 November – Fire rages through the National Assembly building, destroying the main chamber. According to PTV, the cause is believed to be an electric short circuit.[15]
  • 13 November – Farooq Laghari is sworn in as the eighth elected president of Pakistan.
  • 24 November – India and Pakistan agree to resume talks on the Kashmir issue.[16]

DecemberEdit

  • 16 December – Pakistan accuses India of stepping up attacks on civilians in Kashmir.[17]
  • 28 December – Pakistan begins a campaign to eradicate polio.[18]

DeathsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gedda, George (8 January 1993). "US decides against branding Pakistan a terrorist nation". Washington: Associated Press. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  2. ^ Gannon, Kathy (9 January 1993). "Clinton asks Pakistan to prove it does not back terrorism". Islamabad: Associated Press. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Afghanistan Human Rights Practices, 1993 – U.S. Department of State". Archived from the original on 7 August 2008. Retrieved 10 February 2008.
  4. ^ Afghan Peace Accord (Islamabad Accords)
  5. ^ a b c d "Nawaz Sharif (1990–1993); Perspective on Current Debate". Pakistani Spectator. 9 September 2009. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  6. ^ Gannon, Kathy (2 April 1993). "Pakistan vows to expel thousands of Arab militants". Islamabad: Associated Press. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  7. ^ Joshi, Vijay (4 April 1993). "Newspapers: Evidence implicates Pakistan in Bombay blasts". New Delhi: Associated Press. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  8. ^ Gannon, Kathy (7 April 1993). "Pakistan cracks down on illegal Arabs". Islamabad: Associated Press. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  9. ^ Gannon, Kathy (13 April 1993). "Pakistan cracks down on illegal Arab immigrants". Peshawar: Associated Press. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  10. ^ Associated Press (23 May 1993). "Pakistan sets new record for drug busts". Islamabad: Associated Press. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  11. ^ Kuzmanovic, Jasmina (16 June 1993). "Bosnian Muslim refugees to leave Croatia for Pakistan". Promajna, Croatia: Associated Press. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  12. ^ Schweid, Barry (20 July 1993). "Sanctions threatened over sales to Pakistan". Washington: Associated Press. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  13. ^ Timeline: Pakistan's political rivals – BBC News
  14. ^ Hussain, Zahid (4 November 1993). "Bhutto's brother arrested after returning to Pakistan". Karachi: Associated Press. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  15. ^ Myre, Greg (9 November 1993). "Pakistan parliament burns". Islamabad: Associated Press. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  16. ^ Joshi, Vijay (24 November 1993). "India, Pakistan agree to resume talks on Kashmir". New Delhi: Associated Press. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  17. ^ Altaf, Musfirah (16 December 1993). "Pakistan accuses India of killing Kashmiri civilians". Islamabad: Associated Press. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  18. ^ Pakistan aims to eradicate Polio – BBC News Online: Despatches
  19. ^ Associated Press (18 March 1993). "Former prime minister dies in U.S." Islamabad: Associated Press. Retrieved 13 July 2014.