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Pakistan seeks US support for NSG membership.

Washington -- Pakistan has sought the US support to get Nuclear Suppliers Group's membership.

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 opinion makers 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.

He said Pakistan has also instituted elaborate export control regime, legislative framework and comprehensive regulatory and administrative measures. Pakistan's Export Control Lists are in harmony with those of the NSG, Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) and Australia Group. "Because of a "catch-all" clause and licensing requirements in the export control law, there is no possibility of export of non-listed items that could be used in making WMDs or their delivery systems", he added.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:Aug 29, 2016
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