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New nuclear arms race would set back disarmament efforts, Pakistan tells UN

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan told the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) that declared plans by one nuclear weapons state to expand its nuclear capabilities would renew an arms race and seriously set back global disarmament efforts. Speaking in the Security Council debate on ‘Global Efforts to Prevent Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction by Non-State Actors’, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN, Maleeha Lodhi criticized one of the P-5 states that has vowed to “greatly strengthen and expand nuclear capabilities by…