PR No. 62 NSG ENVOYS IN ISLAMABAD BRIEFED ON PAKISTAN’S MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION Islamabad: June 8, 2016
As a part of the ongoing diplomatic efforts for mobilizing support for Pakistan’s membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), Additional Foreign Secretary (United Nations and Economic Coordination), Ambassador Tasnim Aslam, held a briefing session this morning for the NSG countries’ diplomatic missions in Islamabad.
The briefing was attended by a large number of Ambassadors and other senior level representatives.
The Additional Secretary highlighted the factors which placed Pakistan’s application for NSG membership on solid grounds, including Pakistan’s technical experience, capability and well-established commitment to non-proliferation and nuclear safety and security. While urging NSG countries to adopt objective and non-discriminatory criteria for the membership of non-NPT states, she cautioned against any country specific exemptions which would negatively impact strategic stability in South Asia.