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13 July: Grenades were thrown at an archaeological site near Manshera, Pakistan, wounding 12, including seven Germans, one Austrian, and one Slovak. 5 August: Islamists raided a Christian school for the children of foreign aid workers northwest of Islamabad. Six staff members are killed. 10 August: A Christian church in Taxila, Pakistan, is bombed. Five people were killed, including three nurses, and 25 were wounded. 2003 2–3 January: New governments took office in Karachi, Sindh, and Lahore, Punjab.

General Mirza Aslam Beg was appointed chief of the Army Staff. 17 November: Elections were held for the National Assembly; the Pakistan People’s Party won 92 out of the 207 seats contested. 2 December: Benazir Bhutto was sworn in as prime minister. 8 December: The government submitted a revised budget to the National Assembly. 12 December: Ghulam Ishaq Khan was elected president of Pakistan. 15 December: Balochistan Governor Muhammad Musa dissolved the Provincial Assembly on the grounds that no party had won a majority and therefore none could form a stable government.

S. State Department expressed the hope that talks between India and Pakistan would avert another war on the unresolved Kashmir dispute. 25 April: Talks were held in New York between Foreign Ministers Yaqub Khan and Kumar Gujral of Pakistan and India, respectively, on the situation in Kashmir. 3 May: Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu of Japan met with Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in Islamabad. After the talks, Bhutto offered to meet with V. P. Singh, her Indian counterpart, in order to avert a war between the two countries.

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