Pakistan will not indulge in arms race: President Arif Alvi

Government of PakistanPakistan will not indulge in arms race: President Arif Alvi

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: President Dr Arif Alvi has said that Pakistan will not indulge in arms race as it is against arms race, and wants peace and stability in the region.

In his address at the International Conference on “Global Non Proliferation Regime: Challenges and Response” organized by Strategic Studies Institute in Islamabad on Monday, the president said that Pakistan staunchly supports the nuclear non-proliferation.

The president said that the use of nuclear technology needs legislation on the global level. He pointed out that discriminatory exemptions by certain Countries for the supply of nuclear technology and supply of advanced military hardware to our neighbor has further complicated the regional security and undermined the credibility of non-proliferation regime.

Pakistan will not indulge in arms race: President

Dr Arif Alvi said that Pakistan whilst is committed to maintain strategic stability in the region will continue to demonstrate restraint and responsibility. He said nobody should doubt Pakistan’s capability to defend its territorial integrity and sovereignty. “Pakistan’s nuclear weapons are for self-defense,” he remarked.

President Dr Arif Alvi said that we have a complete program to hardness peaceful uses of nuclear energy. He said that we will have to focus upon the social and economic development in the region.

The president also called for the resolution of lingering disputes including that of Jammu and Kashmir for the world peace at large. He said that the United Nations should play its role to resolve the Kashmir and other conflicts.

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