Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
1997 Pakistan Special Weapons News
- Resolution on Signing CWC Jama'at-e-Islami, Pakistan,-- Dec. 22, 1997 The meeting of Central Majlis-e-Shoora considers the federal cabinet's approval and signing of chemical weapons treaty a risk for national solidarity, security and its vital interests. CWC (Chemical Weapons Control) Treaty is an unjust mode in hands of big powers to impose their will on countries struggling merely for peaceful co-existence.
- Arms Control and Disarmament the Permanent Representative of Pakistan at the Chemical and Biological Weapons Institute in Washington on 20 November 1997.
- Agenda Item 14 "Report of the International Atomic Energy Agency" Statement by Member of the Pakistan Delegation at the Plenary meeting of the General Assembly, on 12 November 1997.
- Agenda Item 68 "Establishment of a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in South Asia" Statement by the Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations Office in Geneva, in the First Committee of the 52nd Session of the General Assembly on 6 November 1997.
- Pakistan ratifies the Chemical Weapons Convention Statement at the First Committee of the UNGA, November 97.
- "Conclusion of Effective International Arrangements to assure Non-Nuclear-Weapon States against the use or threat of use of Nuclear Weapons" Statement by the Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations Office in Geneva,
on item 69 in the First Committee of the 52nd Session of the General Assembly on 5 November 1997.
- Pakistani Prime Minister Admits Nuclear Weapons Capability CDISS News and Views - September 1997
- Missile Technology Control Regime - its Destabilizing Impact on South Asia by the Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations at the United Nations Conference on "New Agenda for Disarmament and Regional Security" in Sapporo, Japan, on 23 July 1997.
- Pak developing missiles to carry N-warheads NEW DELHI, July 20 (PTI) Pakistan is making "serious" efforts to tip its missiles with nuclear warheads and is building a missile factory with Chinese assistance at Fatehjung, about 50 km south-west of Islamabad, the Defence sources said today. Pakistan could be in possession of over 80 M-11 missile. It could also be in possession of 12 to 20 missile launchers. The economics involved in the Pakistan-China M-11 deal clearly suggests that it envisaged subsequent production of missiles in Pakistan. While the initial deal comprised US $ 516 million for technology transfer, about one-third of that amount was spent on 64 missiles.
- Pak. test-fires M-9 missile? : The Hindu 03-07-1997 :: Pg: 11 :: Pakistan may have test-fired either a Chinese built M-9 missile or an indigenously developed system, according to defence experts here. Diplomatic sources, however, suspect that the weapon which was fired is a variant of the M-9 and the product of a joint Sino- Pakistani effort. The Pakistanis at one time had abandoned the Hatf-3 project, but this was revived with M-9 know-how by the Chinese.
- Pakistan confirms test-firing of new missile Friday 04, July 1997 ISLAMABAD, Thursday (AFP)
Pakistan confirmed it had tested a new version of its indigenous Hataf missile. The test has been carried out by the Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO). Local daily The Nation reported Wednesday the range of the Hataf-III was 800 kilometres.
- THE CTBT : FACILITATING ENTRY INTO FORCE Ambassador Munir Akram, Washington, DC. 10 June, 1997
- Pakistan warns of steps against Prithvi missile June 06 1997 Islamabad : Pakistan has warned that the reported movements of Prithvi missiles by India near its borders "bears the potential of unleashing a ballistic missile race in South Asia" and that it would take "appropriate counter measure."
- Statement at the Conference on Disarmament January 30, 1997
- "Facing the Nuclear Facts In India and Pakistan - It's Time to Refine a Simple-Minded U.S.Policy" By Richard N. Haass and Gideon Rose Sunday, Page C02, The Washington Post, January 5 1997
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