2002 in Pakistan

Events from the year 2002 in Pakistan.

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2002
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Pakistan

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See also:Other events of 2002
List of years in Pakistan

IncumbentsEdit

Federal governmentEdit

GovernorsEdit

EventsEdit

JanuaryEdit

  • 1 January – an earthquake strikes northern Pakistan.[1]
  • 12 January – President Musharraf declares a war on extremism.[2]
  • 18 January – President Musharraf, in an interview with CNN, says he believes that Osama bin Laden is dead.[3]

MarchEdit

  • India shuns Pakistan's offer of talks.[2]

JuneEdit

  • 22 June – A wedding feast in Pakistan's tribal areas ends in tragedy after an error during the celebratory firing of a mortar shell; fourteen people are killed.[4]

OctoberEdit

NovemberEdit

  • 21 November - A 6.3 Mw  earthquake strikes northern Pakistan, leaving sixteen dead, forty injured, and more than 1,000 buildings damaged.[5]
  • 26 November - The Pakistan army has to use helicopters to evacuate thousands of people following the earthquake, as roads are blocked and the temperature is falling due to the onset of winter.[6]

DeathsEdit

AugustEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ One dies in earthquake
  2. ^ a b Profile: General Pervez Musharraf, President of Pakistan - CNN
  3. ^ "Pakistan's leader thinks bin Laden dead". Archived from the original on 2008-01-15. Retrieved 2008-02-10.
  4. ^ Pakistan wedding turns to carnage - BBC News
  5. ^ USGS. "M6.3 - northwestern Kashmir". United States Geological Survey.
  6. ^ Pakistan army flies out quake victims - BBC News