Pakistan test fires surface-to-surface ballistic missile

April 19th, 2008 - 1:25 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Pervez Musharraf
Islamabad, April 19 (Xinhua) Pakistan has successfully test fired a long-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile with a range of over 2,000 km, according to a TV report Saturday. The missile, Hataf-6 or Shaheen-2, can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads.

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Gen. Tariq Majeed and Defence Minister Ahmed Mukhtar witnessed the missile test.

President Pervez Musharraf and Gilani congratulated the missile scientists and engineers for the successful test.

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