ISLAMABAD: Overseas Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry addressing a seminar on nuclear safety on Thursday stated Pakistan has urged the USA to shun discriminatory remedy towards Islamabad in terms of nuclear and defence ties.
“If India is given preferential remedy relating to membership of the Nuclear Suppliers’ Group, then stopping a regional nuclear arms race will grow to be a distant dream,” he stated on the seminar titled ‘Assessing South Asia’s Nuclear Safety’.
“Indian aggression isn’t in the perfect pursuits of the area,” he stated.
Aizaz reiterated the declare that Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal was “not towards anybody” and is just for self-defence.
Aizaz claimed that Pakistan’s nuclear programme complies with international requirements of security and has by no means confronted any threats. “Terrorists have by no means tried to hurt the programme,” he stated, including that “our programme has remained safe even throughout waves of terrorism”.
He stated Pakistan was a accountable nuclear state and its nuclear belongings have been protected and regularised by the autonomous Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority, Radio Pakistan reported.
He stated Pakistan certified for membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and had mobilised member nations in an effort to help the trigger.
India and Pakistan are each non-NPT states aspiring for the membership of the forty eight-member worldwide nuclear commerce cartel devoted to curbing nuclear arms proliferation by controlling the export and re-switch of supplies that would foster nuclear weapons improvement. The group’s members should signal the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty.
Pakistan earlier recommended that each nations signal a bilateral moratorium on nuclear testing. Pakistan’s ideas, nevertheless, have by no means been positively acquired, Aizaz stated.
He added that each nations have to bolster Confidence-Constructing Measures with a view to attain pragmatic options to lengthy-standing disputes, Radio Pakistan reported.
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China is leading opposition to a push by america (US) and different main powers for India to hitch the primary membership of nations controlling entry to delicate nuclear know-how.
India already enjoys a lot of the advantages of membership underneath a 2008 exemption to NSG guidelines granted to help its nuclear cooperation cope with Washington, regardless that India has developed atomic weapons and by no means signed the nuclear NPT, the primary international arms management pact.
Opponents argue that granting it membership would additional undermine efforts to stop proliferation.
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