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Pakistan offers India bilateral arrangement on non-testing of nuclear weapons

FO

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has once again offered India a bilateral arrangement on non-testing of nuclear weapons.

In response to the media queries with reference to Pakistan’s offer to India for a bilateral arrangement on non-testing of nuclear weapons, announced by the Adviser on Foreign Affairs on 12th August 2016, the spokesperson of Foreign Office elaborated that following the nuclear tests in 1998, Pakistan had proposed to India simultaneous adherence to the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).

However, the proposal did not elicit a favourable response from India.

“Once again, in the larger interest of peace and stability in the region, Pakistan has indicated the possibility that the two countries may consider a bilateral arrangement, which is reflective of its policy of promoting restraint and responsibility in South Asia and its consistent support for the objectives of the CTBT,” said the FO spokesperson.

He said a bilateral arrangement on non-testing will also send a positive signal to the Nuclear Supplier Group countries.

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