2000 in Pakistan

The following lists events that happened during 2000 in Pakistan.

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Federal government



  • After military takeover, Former PM Nawaz Sharif is sentenced to life imprisonment.



  • Nawaz Sharif goes into exile to Saudi Arabia.



  1. ^ Pakistan reacts to coup ruling - BBC News
1999 in Pakistan

Events from the year 1999 in Pakistan.

2001 in Pakistan

Events from the year 2001 in Pakistan.

Advanced Mobile Phone System

Advanced Mobile Phone System (AMPS) was an analog mobile phone system standard developed by Bell Labs, and officially introduced in the Americas on October 13, 1983, Israel in 1986, Australia in 1987, Singapore in 1988, and Pakistan in 1990. It was the primary analog mobile phone system in North America (and other locales) through the 1980s and into the 2000s. As of February 18, 2008, carriers in the United States were no longer required to support AMPS and companies such as AT&T and Verizon Communications have discontinued this service permanently. AMPS was discontinued in Australia in September 2000, in Pakistan by October 2004,, in Israel by January 2010, and Brazil by 2010.

Cantonment (Pakistan)

Cantonments in Pakistan (Urdu: پاکستان کی چھاؤنیاں‎) are permanent military bases of Pakistan Army, which are administered by Cantonment Boards under the control of the Military Lands & Cantonments Department (ML&C), Ministry of Defence, Government of Pakistan. Cantonments are established under and governed by the Cantonments Act 1924.

In recent times, the demographic character of most independence era cantonments has changed, as they are no longer primarily "garrison" areas, and include significant civilian populations and private businesses. Based on the strength of civil population, the cantonments have been divided into three classes. Class I Cantonments, in which the civil population is one hundred thousand or more; Class II Cantonments, in which the civil population is fifty thousands or more but less than one hundred thousand; and Class III Cantonments, in which the civil population is less than fifty thousand.There are a total of 56 Cantonments in Pakistan. As of 2013, the greatest amount 27 is in Punjab, then 10 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 10 in Sindh, 7 in Balochistan and 2 in Gilgit Baltistan.

Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report

The Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report (or War Report) contains the Government of Pakistan's official and classified papers of the events leading up to loss of East Pakistan and the 1971 war with India. Initially, there were 12 copies of the report prepared by the Chief Justice Hamoodur Rahman; all were destroyed except one. That single report was handed over to the government, which forbade its publication at the time. The report was leaked eventually by the Indian and the Pakistani newspapers, including Dawn, drawing the attention of the public to its front pages in 2000. An editorial entitled, "Gen Agha Mohammad Yahya Khan - 4" written by Ardeshir Cowasjee on the basis of the Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report, demonstrated that "three men principally (had been) responsible for the loss, at the end of 1971, of half of Jinnah's Pakistan— end of story."Originally, it was thought that the Government of Pakistan had declassified the Report in 2002 and was made it available to the public as public domain whereas it was free to download on the internet. However, it was reported to be a "Supplementary Report" which was created after the prisoners of war returned after two years. The First Report has never been published nor is it accessible to anyone.

Index of Pakistan-related articles

This is a list of topics related to Pakistan. Names of people are alphabetized by first name.

List of Pakistani films of 2000

This is a list of films produced in Pakistan in 2000 (see 2000 in film) and in the Urdu language.

Persian Princess

The Persian Princess or Persian Mummy is a mummy of an alleged Persian princess that surfaced in Pakistani Baluchistan in October 2000. After considerable attention and further investigation, the mummy proved to be an archaeological forgery and possibly a murder victim.

Richard Reid

Richard Colvin Reid (born 12 August 1973), also known as the Shoe Bomber, is a British terrorist who attempted to detonate an explosive device packed into his shoes while on American Airlines Flight 63 from Paris to Miami in 2001. Born to a father who was a career criminal, Reid converted to Islam as a young man in prison after years as a petty criminal. Later he became radicalized and went to Pakistan and Afghanistan, where he trained and became a member of al-Qaeda.

On 22 December 2001, he boarded American Airlines Flight 63 between Paris and Miami, wearing shoes packed with explosives, which he unsuccessfully tried to detonate. Passengers subdued him on the plane, which landed at Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts, the closest US airport. He was subsequently arrested and indicted. In 2002, Reid pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court to eight federal criminal counts of terrorism, based on his attempt to destroy a commercial aircraft in flight. He was sentenced to 3 life terms plus 110 years in prison without parole and is currently being held at ADX Florence, a super maximum security prison in the United States.

Terrorist incidents in Pakistan in 2000

17 January — At least 7 people killed when a bomb exploded in Karachi.

5 February — At least 5 people killed in a bomb attack in a train in Hyderabad.

The Oath of Office (Judges) Order, 2000

The Oath of Judges Order 2000 is order issued by then Chief Executive of Pakistan General Pervez Musharraf in January 2000. It required the judges to take a fresh oath of office swearing allegiance to military rule. Judges must swear that they will make no decisions against the military rule.

Many judges including Chief Justice Saeeduzzaman Siddiqui and 13 Supreme Court judges including Justice Nasir Aslam Zahid refused to take the fresh oath and all of them were dismissed by General Musharraf.

The order was issued the day before the Nawaz Sharif trial was set to resume in Karachi, and less than one week before the Supreme Court was set to hear legal challenges to Gen. Musharraf's emergency proclamation and his provisional constitutional orders.

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