Posted by: ctbtonewsroom | May 28, 2014

Pakistani expert questions Pakistan’s nuclear weapons security benefits, advocates CTBT signature



Pakistani nuclear arms control expert Rizwan Asghar criticises the absence of an open and rational debate in his country on whether nuclear weapons really benefit Pakistan’s security: “Our nuclear establishment must understand that their current approach to nuclear weapons has disastrous implications for peace in the region…It is precisely due to our obsession with building more and more nuclear weapons and the collective failure of our intelligentsia to present our point of view in the international media that the world is not ready to accept Pakistan as a normal nuclear state.” He advocates that Pakistan should signal its willingness to sign the CTBT.

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