Pak takes steps to strengthen control over nuclear materials

Last Updated: Monday, December 24, 2012 - 21:42

Islamabad: A high-level non-proliferation body today took a "number of decisions" to further strengthen country`s export controls for nuclear and other strategic materials, Pakistan said Monday.
The decisions were made at a meeting of the Oversight Board of the Strategic Export Control Division that was chaired by Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani.
"A number of decisions were taken to further strengthen the export controls," Foreign Office spokesman Moazzam Khan said without giving details.

The meeting was held at the Foreign Ministry to monitor the implementation of the Export Control Act of 2004 and the functioning of the Strategic Export Control Division.

It was attended by members of the Oversight Board from different ministries and organizations.

A presentation by the Director General of the Strategic Export Control Division highlighted the performance of the organization, Khan said.

The participants "reiterated Pakistan`s unequivocal commitment to non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction" and expressed satisfaction at steps taken so far to meet the country`s "international obligations as a responsible nuclear-weapon state", he said.


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First Published: Monday, December 24, 2012 - 21:42

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