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Pakistan-India nuclear Pakistan rejects Indian charge on nuclear program

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, Oct 25, IRNA

Pakistan on Tuesday rejected Indian Foreign Secretary's charge against Pakistan accusing Islamabad of nuclear proliferation.

Pakistan is committed to nuclear non-proliferation and has introduced comprehensive export control legislation besides enforcing strong export control, Foreign office spokesperson said.

Indian Foreign Secretary Shiam Saran said in Delhi yesterday levelled charges against Pakistan as alleged supplier of nuclear technology.

Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Tasneem Asalm said Pakistan has fully cooperated with IAEA and has conducted through
investigations with regard to illicit transfer of technology to Iran.

Saran said in a lecture on non-proliferation that the
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) should clarify the role of Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan, who admitted last year to leaking nuclear secrets to Iran, Libya and North Korea.

The Pakistani spokesperson further said that Pakistan has also taken forceful action to dismantle the International illicit nuclear network and it no longer exists in the country.

She said the IAEA has acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan's cooperation in this regard. This chapter is closed, she said.

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