Pakistan to seek unbiased access to nuclear technology

Discussion in 'Pakistan' started by Oracle, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. Oracle

    Oracle New Member

    Mar 31, 2010
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    Bangalore, India
    ISLAMABAD: Prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani will call for Pakistan to be given "nondiscriminatory access" to nuclear technology for peaceful uses, including power generation, at the Nuclear Security Summit to be held in Seoul next week.

    Gilani, who will attend the Summit in Seoul along with foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar, will be among the lead speakers at an inaugural dinner being hosted by the South Korean president for heads of state and government in the meet.

    "The PM will make a strong case for non-discriminatory access to nuclear technology for peaceful uses, including nuclear power generation, to meet our growing energy and development needs," said a statement issued by the foreign office on Friday.

    Gilani will also "apprise the world leaders on the measures implemented by Pakistan to strengthen the safety and security of nuclear installations and materials" .

    Over the past few years, Pakistan has been pushing Western powers for a civil nuclear deal similar to the landmark arrangement concluded by India and the US.

    The US and other countries have ruled it out, largely due to concerns about the clandestine proliferation ring that was operated by nuclear scientist A Q Khan.

    Gilani-Manmohan meeting in Seoul?

    Pakistan premier Gilani is expected to meet his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh and US president Barack Obama on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit in South Korea next week, official sources said on Friday. "While the meeting with Obama has been finalized, officials are still arranging a meeting with Singh," sources in Pakistan said. "We expect the meeting to go ahead as considerable progress has been made in the peace process, especially the normalization of trade ties, " a source said.

  3. Yusuf

    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

    Mar 24, 2009
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    Yeah they can have it if they sign the NPT, CTBT, roll back and dismantle nuclear weapons and allow inspectors to monitor all nuclear related activities in Pakistan.

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