Pak cre­den­tials stronger ...

Pakistan Observer - - IN­TER­NA­TIONAL -

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”.

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