Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

West should stop India from piling up arms: Pak minister

IRNA

Islamabad, Nov 19, IRNA - Pakistan`s Foreign Minister Khurshid Mehmood
Kasuri has called upon the West to help stop India from piling up 
arms, the local press on Wednesday. 
Talking to newsmen at an Iftar dinner on Tuesday here, the 
minister alleged India was disturbing the balance of power in the 
region by buying conventional and non-conventional weapons. 
At the same time, the minister maintained Pakistan would continue 
to add to its defence capability according to its own requirements, 
the press said. 
To a question, he said Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee 
would have to attend the upcoming SAARC summit in Islamabad if he was 
desirous of peace in South Asia. 
The summit early this year in Islamabad was postponed after India,
according to reports, had declined to attend it. 
He fully supported restoration of air, road and rail links between
the two countries, as both faced poverty as the biggest challenge. 
"Pakistan and India should initiate a race to eliminate poverty, 
shunning confrontation," he remarked. 
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