Pakistan’s nuclear program will not be limited: Maleeha Lodhi

NEW YORK: Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi, said on Wednesday that Pakistan’s nuclear program could not be limited.


Addressing a joint press conference with Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry, Maleeha Lodhi said that US Secretary of State John Kerry had urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to limit Pakistan’s atomic program. However, she said that it had been conveyed to the US Secretary of State that the proposals which were expected from Pakistan should also be implemented by India.

“Pakistan’s nuclear program cannot be limited,” she said. “The world should first put an end to nuclear activities undertaken by India,” she added.

Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry said that PM Nawaz had raised the issue of Indian-occupied Kashmir with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and also attended a lunch hosted by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. He also disclosed that Sartaj Aziz had met with his counterparts from Austria, Switzerland and Japan. In the meeting, Aziz informed his counterparts regarding the abuse of human rights in occupied Kashmir.

“Pakistan’s inclusion in the Nuclear Suppliers Group was also discussed during the meeting,” she said.

Aizaz said that no other state had acted against terrorism as much as Pakistan had. He said that Pakistan’s representatives had arrived at the United Nations with their agenda.

“PM’s speech is going to be important,” said Chaudhry. “PM Nawaz is going to present a strong case of occupied Kashmir in front of the world,” he added.

He also said that PM Nawaz would also speak about Indian involvement in Pakistan during his address.


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