Pakistan is devoted to global efforts aimed at preventing the increase of weapons
of mass destruction (WMD) and their means of delivery.
This was expressed during a briefing by Additional Secretary Ms Tasnim Aslam
to a delegation of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) in Islamabad
Moreover, the delegation was also advised on the administrative, legislative and regulatory
measures for the establishment of a robust command and control system, a successful
and far reaching send out control regime as well as steps to improve
physical security at all levels.
Ms Tasnim Aslam further said that that Pakistan’s export control regime is at standard
with the best international standards and its national control records incorporate the
things and technologies controlled by the MTCR.
Furthermore, she underscored that endeavors to prevent proliferation ought not hamper
the right of developing countries to get to advanced technologies for peaceful purposes
when suitable protections are set up.
The Additional Secretary likewise highlighted the dangers postured to regional peace
and security because of the presentation of destabilizing frameworks, for example, rocket
protection programs and Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM).
She further said that Pakistan is resolved to maintain a strategic distance from any sort
of weapons contest in South Asia. Pakistan’s proposition on building up Strategic Restraint
Regime (SRR) in South Asia which covers atomic and rocket restriction stays on the table.
Tasnim Aslam further added that Pakistan believes that progress on this proposal through
significant dialogue can promote peace and stability in the region.
The MTCR is a grouping of 35 states that tries to avoid missile expansion by holding to common
export policy guidelines identified with missile technologies. Pakistan has been connecting
with the MTCR for several years.