Pakistan’s membership of NSG is in the interest of nuclear trading countries: Foreign Office

Foreign OfficePakistan’s membership of NSG is in the interest of nuclear trading countries:...

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Office has said that Pakistan’s membership of Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is in the interest of the nuclear trading countries as it will further promote the non-proliferation objectives.

In his weekly media briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, the Foreign Office Spokesman Muhammad Nafees Zakaria said that Pakistan has been making efforts to muster support of the NSG members for its own membership.


“Pakistan has strong credentials to become membership of the NSG,” he said.

The spokesman urged the NSG to consider entry applications of Pakistan and India simultaneously and in an even handed manner keeping in view the region’s strategic stability.

Zakaria said that it has been our consistent position that the NSG membership for the non-Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) states must be dealt with in accordance with a single, uniform, non-discriminatory and a fair criteria.

Some refugee camps have become security risks

The foreign office spokesman said that Pakistan is still hosting three million refugees despite its bearing on our economy, adding that some of the refugee camps have become security risks as the terrorists are finding refuge in those camps.

Nafees Zakaria said that the Afghan government supported by the international community should create the pull factor for the return and reintegration of the refugees to their homeland.

Pak-Afghan border management is key component to counter terrorism

When queried about talks with the Afghan side on border management, the spokesperson said that we have taken necessary steps to ensure smooth implementation of border management.

The spokesman said that it is a key component to counter terrorism and stop infiltration of terrorists. He said that we have engaged Afghan side on the matter and expressed the confidence this will result in improvement of situation on the border.

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