NSG takes up...

Pakistan Observer - - IN­TER­NA­TIONAL -

in the global non-pro­lif­er­a­tion ef­forts be­ing mem­ber of the nuke sup­plier band,” they said.

“As a re­spon­si­ble state, Pak­istan is par­tic­i­pat­ing in and co­op­er­at­ing with the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity in ef­forts to pre­vent and con­trol pro­lif­er­a­tion of weapons of mass de­struc­tion.” “NSG should fol­low an ob­jec­tive, equitable and non-dis­crim­i­na­tory ap­proach for ad­mit­ting new mem­bers. Grant of ex­clu­sive NSG mem­ber­ship to only one non-NPT coun­try would ad­versely af­fect progress in non-pro­lif­er­a­tion, arms con­trol and dis­ar­ma­ment mea­sures at the mul­ti­lat­eral fo­rums, as well as re­gional peace, se­cu­rity and sta­bil­ity.”

Be­ing party to the Nonpro­lif­er­a­tion Treaty is one of main fac­tors con­sid­ered for ad­mit­ting new par­tic­i­pat­ing gov­ern­ments in the NSG. Like India and Pak­istan, Is­rael and South Su­dan are also not sig­na­to­ries of NPT. North Korea with­drew from NPT in 2006 be­fore con­duct­ing its first nu­clear test.

The sources main­tained that Pak­istan seeks a non-dis­crim­i­na­tory

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