Pak credentials stronger ...
viewpoint was that they
should support the criteriabased approach, and we have gathered support for it, China was already supporting it,” said the adviser to PM. He expressed hope that, due to Pakistan’s efforts and its strong credentials, if India gains entry into the club, Pakistan will not be left behind.
Answering a question regarding nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan’s confession, he said Pakistan has come a long way since then and everyone has witnessed Pakistan safeguarding its nuclear assets.
“If you compare it with India, when our neigbouring country conducted a nuclear test in 1974, it misused the nuclear supplies given to it for peaceful purposes, which led to the formation of NSG. After that nuclear fissile material was stolen from India, but such an instance has never occurred in Pakistan,” Aziz said. Sartaj Aziz said US has formed a policy to ‘build up India’ as “their entire attention is towards containing the Islamic world and China”.