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[6 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

The writer is former High Commissioner of Pakistan to UK and a veteran journalist
Pakistan’s nuclear programme keeps bouncing into controversy time and again. It has been Pakistan’s resistance and its perseverance that despite enormous reluctance the community of nuclear states has accepted it in its club with reservations. United States has always been wanting its roll back. It leaves no opportunity to blackmail Pakistan for possessing its nuclear arsenal and development programme. Latest being run-away General Pervez Musharraf’s malicious diatribe against Dr AQ Khan.
Americans constantly badgers us that we should …

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[21 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

By RAHMATULLAH NABIL in The New York Times April 21, 2017
The writer served as the head of Afghanistan’s national directorate of security from 2010 to 2012 and from 2013 to 2015.KABUL, Afghanistan — Pakistan is not just one of nine countries with nuclear weapons, it is also a hotbed of global jihadism, where the military and the intelligence services use terrorist networks to advance their regional goals. And even as Pakistani officials proclaim that their nuclear assets are secure, evidence, including internal Pakistani documents, suggests that they know better.
Having served …

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[14 Jun 2016 | No Comment | ]

Last week, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarked on a diplomatic journey, traveling halfway across the world with his top goal to garner support for his country’s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). The plenary meeting of the group is expected to be held in Seoul, South Korea on June 24.
The US and some NSG members have given a push to India’s membership bid, but the reported opposition from most countries, especially China, seems to have irritated India. Beijing insists that a prerequisite of New Delhi’s entry is that …

China, Nuclear, Pak Media Report, Pakistan, pakistan- nuclear blackmail »

[27 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

By Naveed Miraj in The Express Tribune, Nov 27th, 2015.
ISLAMABAD: China has assured that if India is allowed to get the membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) it will go all out to ensure that Pakistan also joins the group.
The assurance was given to Islamabad during the visit of a high-level delegation headed by President Mamnoon Hussain to Beijing recently.
“The issue was discussed at length and Pakistan highlighted its point of view saying that it has equal right to join the group for fulfilling its requirement for peaceful use …

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[29 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]

By Pervez Hoodbhoy in Dawn, August 29th, 2015
The writer teaches physics in Lahore and Islamabad.
MANY Pakistanis are thrilled by the news originating from two think tanks in Washington. Although no real evidence has been presented, they claim that the Pakistani nuclear arsenal may become the world’s third largest over the next five to 10 years. The current number, estimated at around 120 Hiroshima-sized warheads, could increase to around 350.
This would exceed numbers held by France (290), China (240), and UK (190). Is the sky the limit? If not, what is …

Nuclear, Pak Army, Pakistan, Terrorism »

[14 May 2010 | No Comment | ]

(An authoritative account of how Pakistan’s A.Q. Khan helped spread nuclear terrorism unhindered for decades)  Review by Bob Drogin in The Los Angeles Times, May 11
Nuclear weapons, which largely faded from front pages after the Cold War, are back in the news. President Obama endorsed a new national security strategy, and earlier this year he signed an ambitious arms control treaty with Russia, further easing fears of global Armageddon. But Obama also led an unprecedented summit of world leaders to warn of an increasingly urgent threat — nuclear terrorism.
Much of …

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[7 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]

The Dawn, April 7
SYDNEY: Australia has blocked a shipment of scientific equipment to Pakistan over fears it could be used to help build weapons of mass destruction, a spokesman for Defence Minister John Faulkner said on Tuesday.
The government used the 1995 Weapons of Mass Destruction (Prevention of Proliferation) Act to stop an Australian company exporting instruments and accessories to a Pakistani firm, he said.
“The minister forms the view, based on advice from the Department of Defence supported by other agencies, that there are unacceptable risks associated with the provision of …

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[2 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]

WASHINGTON, Sept 1: Discredited Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan “remains a serious proliferation risk,” a US official said on Tuesday after the scientist gained freedom of movement.
In Islamabad, Mr Khan said the Pakistani authorities had lifted restrictions on his movements.
“We believe he remains a serious proliferation risk,” a State Department official told AFP on condition of anonymity when asked to comment on the news. “We have made clear to the Pakistani government our concerns about A. Q. Khan.”
In February, a court declared Mr Khan a free man, five years …

France, India, Nuclear, Pakistan »

[26 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]

The Daily Times, July 24
The French minister said Pakistan was going through a difficult phase, adding that France would not only provide financial aid, but would also help in capacity building of its armed forces. She said France would provide modern equipment to tackle terrorism.
The French official hoped that Pakistan would be successful in implementing democracy and fighting terrorism. Idrac said France had pledged 300 million euros in aid for Pakistan at the Friends of Pakistan meeting in Tokyo.
Last year, the French minister said trade between the two countries showed …