Pakistan seeks US support to join nuclear club

ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON: Pakistan on Wednesday expressed its desire to become member of Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), ARY News reported.

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This intent was expressed by Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during a telephonic conversation when the US President Barrack Obama phoned him up.

According to official sources, the telephonic conversation between the two leaders continued for nearly half an hour.

Both the dignitaries discussed matters of mutual interest. They also exchanged views on Pak-US relations

Obama with the Pakistan PM his recent visit to India. Mr. Sharif said India does not qualify for being a permanent member of United Nations Security Council. He mentioned that said India is continuously violating UN resolutions on Kashmir.

On the other hand, Obama said the US appreciates improving relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

He hailed Pakistan efforts against terrorism and launching of operation Zarb-e-Azb against militants in tribal areas.

NSG was created in 1975 as a reaction to India’s first nuclear test in 1974 and it has 48 members at present. The members have voluntarily agreed to coordinate their export controls and to regulate supplies of nuclear-related equipment and technology to non-nuclear-weapon states.

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Pakistan seeks US support to join nuclear club

by Azhar Khan