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Pak must be denuclearised, says BJP

Expressing concern over the vulnerability of Pakistan’s nuclear stockpile after the Taliban attack on Pakistan's Mehran naval base in Karachi, the BJP said on Tuesday that the world needed to denuclearise Pakistan.

delhi Updated: May 25, 2011 00:38 IST
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Expressing concern over the vulnerability of Pakistan’s nuclear stockpile after the Taliban attack on Pakistan's Mehran naval base in Karachi, the BJP said on Tuesday that the world needed to denuclearise Pakistan.

“Pakistan is believed to have the fourth largest arsenal of nuclear weapons. We know Taliban have been targeting the capture of such a location to make a dirty bomb," BJP national spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy said. "Pakistani nuclear weapons are vulnerable. How is Pakistan going to protect itself?”

Claiming that there was "full-fledged jihadisation" of the Pakistan army, Rudy said that Pakistan's insecurity was dangerous for all of South Asia. “US had given 100 billion dollars to Pakistan to secure its nuclear arsenal. Even the US is not sure whether it is being correctly used,” Rudy said. "There is an urgent need to sanitise Pakistan for world peace. It's time that the world took imminent action to denuclearise Pakistan."

“Mehran naval base was considered safe. Despite that Taliban could penetrate it and create devastation,” Rudy said.