NEW YORK: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi, addressing a Safety Council open debate on Tuesday, made a robust pitch for Pakistan’s inclusion within the Nuclear Suppliers Group saying that the nation had taken exemplary measures to determine nuclear security.
Talking on the UN Safety Council debate on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi demanded that Pakistan be made a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), a gaggle of nuclear provider nations that regulates international commerce in nuclear know-how.
“Pakistan is fulfilling its duty towards non-proliferation of nuclear weapons with utmost dedication,” she stated, including that the nation fulfills the eligibility standards for membership and deserves to be included.
Pakistan had carried out a complete export management regime, participated within the Nuclear Safety Summit course of, ratified the 2005 modification to the Conference on Bodily Safety of Nuclear Materials, declared unilateral moratorium on additional nuclear testing and reiterated its willingness to translate it right into a bilateral association on non-testing with India, all of which established its eligibility to grow to be an NSG member, Ambassador Lodhi stated.
“We anticipate that a non-discriminatory standards based mostly strategy is adopted for extending NSG membership which strengthens the non-proliferation regime,” Maleeha Lodhi stated.
She informed the 15-member Council that a problem to non-proliferation norms was the granting of discriminatory waivers which denoted double requirements and opened the potential for diverting materials meant for peaceable use to army functions.
Ambassador Lodhi stated that disarmament and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons have been associated and emphasised the necessity for nations to work collectively on the difficulty.
“Signatories to the Non-Proliferation Treaty ought to fulfill their duty,” she stated.
She additional stated that Pakistan was following a self-imposed ban on additional testing of nuclear weapons and referred to as for India to do the identical.
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