BJP demands de-nuclearisation of Pakistan

BJP said the spate of attacks on military installations in Pak points to a threat that Nuke facilities there may fall into wrong hands and demanded de-nuclearisation of the neighbouring country in global interest.

Updated: May 24, 2011, 21:59 PM IST

New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday said the spate of
attacks on military installations in Pakistan points to a
threat that nuclear facilities there may fall into wrong hands
and demanded de-nuclearisation of the neighbouring country in
global interest.

"BJP believes that the internal security situation in
Pakistan is alarming. Mehran naval base in Karachi was
attacked despite being well-protected. In the last two years,
several military installations there, which are highly guarded
locations, have been attacked," BJP spokesperson Rajiv Pratap
Rudy said.

About 15-20 Taliban gunmen had attacked the Mehran
naval base on Saturday night. Fourteen people were killed and
two US surveillance planes destroyed in the attack.

Rudy gave an illustrative list of defence installations
attacked in Pakistan in the past two years in cities like
Faislabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore and Islamabad, among others.
Several people lost their lives in these attacks.

"We are aware that Pakistan on Tuesday has the fourth
largest arsenal of nuclear weapons in the world. We know
rogues of Taliban who have been targeting military facilities
will try to lay their hands on nuclear weapons in an attempt
to make a dirty bomb," Rudy said.

He insisted that there is an urgent need to "sanitise"
Pakistan for world peace.

"There is an imminent need for the world to
denuclearise Pakistan. The present situation there post-Osama
bin Laden makes the issue very pertinent," Rudy said.

He maintained that this was more so as Jehadi elements
had entered the Pakistan military.

PTI