New govt test-fires Shaheen-II

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Saturday test-fired a long-range ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads and hitting targets within India. The test-firing of the Shaheen-II or Hatf-VI surface-to-surface ballistic missile the first missile test since Pakistan's new government assumed office last month was witnessed by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani, Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar and Gen Tariq Majid, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee.