Pakistan

WASHINGTON (News Desk) – Pakistan has sought the US support to get a membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

According to a statement, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US Jalil Abbas Jilani has approached the White House, the State Department, important Congressional leaders and significant think-tanks and calling upon them to support Pakistan’s membership of the NSG.

The Ambassador also assured the US leadership that Pakistan shares the international concerns against proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and their means of delivery.

He said Pakistan’s inclusion to the NSG would be the right decision to enhance international security.

The envoy emphasized that Pakistan’s membership to the NSG would not only go a long way in strengthening the international non-proliferation regime, but also help Islamabad enhance its capabilities in harnessing peaceful uses of nuclear technology in the fields of health, agriculture and power generation.

Jalil Abbas Jilani said Pakistan, as one of the founding members of the IAEA, has actively contributed to the Conference on Disarmament in negotiating multilateral arms control and disarmament instruments on the principle of equal and undiminished security for all.