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Pakistan says NSG membership for India will harm regional stability

Pakistan says India’s military nuclear programme is a threat to peace and it should not be admitted to NSG.

world Updated: Oct 29, 2016 16:36 IST
Pakistan says India’s military nuclear programme is a threat to peace and it should not be admitted to NSG.
Pakistan says India’s military nuclear programme is a threat to peace and it should not be admitted to NSG.

Pakistan has said India getting membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group will affect security in South Asia and derail “global non-proliferation”.

Pakistan says India’s military nuclear programme is a threat to peace and it should not be admitted to NSG.

“This build-up (of nuclear arsenal) has been facilitated by the 2008 Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) waiver granted to India, which not only dented the credibility of the non-proliferation regime and undermined its efficacy, but also negatively affected the strategic balance in South Asia,” said Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakariya at a weekly press briefing, reports the Dawn.

Zakariya said that another country-specific exemption by the NSG regarding membership would make the ill effects of the 2008 exemption worse.

“It remains our hope that the NSG member states would make a well-considered decision this time keeping in view its long-term implications for the global non-proliferation regime as well as strategic stability in our region,” he said.