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Giving India NSG membership will affect regional stability: Pakistan

News Agencies | First published: 29 October 2016, 14:32 IST
Giving India NSG membership will affect regional stability: Pakistan
Giving India NSG membership will affect regional stability: Pakistan (Representational Image/Patrika

Pakistan, on 29 October, expressed its concern over India's nuclear capabilities and called on the member states of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) to make a well-considered decision over including India, keeping in view the long-term implications for the global non-proliferation regime as well as strategic stability in the region.

"This build-up 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 Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakariya, reports the Dawn.

Pakistan has been asserting that India's rapidly expanding military nuclear programme poses a grave threat to peace and stability in the region and beyond.

The FO spokesman warned that another country-specific exemption by the NSG on the membership question would further exacerbate the ill effects of the 2008 exemption.

"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.

--ANI

First published: 29 October 2016, 14:32 IST
 
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