An in-house session of ‘Media Outreach and Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG)’ was organized by the South Asian Strategic Stability Institute (SASSI). Challenges regarding Pakistan’s pending membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group and the importance of media outreach on this issue was under discussion. It was followed by a number of policy researchers and media personnel who discussed the issue.
It was attended by was Intelligence and International Security Studies Director Brig (retd) Ishaq Ahmed Khattak and DG Dr. Maria Sultan of South Asian Strategic Stability Institute University.
Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and it’s all 48 participating countries should adopt a non-discriminatory approach to the question of NSG membership for non-NPT states rather than the creation of another country-specific exemption, says SASSI DG Dr. Maria Sultan.
Dr. Maria Sultan emphasized that the Indian Ocean was a hotspot for international trade. She described the whole case of Pakistan’s application for membership of NSG. She added that India did not fulfill the conditions that were obligatory for NSG’s membership which included the separation of military and civilian fuel cycle placement of all civilian nuclear facilities under IAEA safeguards, independent regulatory authority, Indian fast breeder reactor programme, export control regulations, illegal procumbent, illegal trafficking and procumbent diversion of civil nuclear assistance for weapon use.
Dr. Maria additionally examined India’s grim atomic wellbeing record, highlighting the numerous atomic occurrences and a couple of mischances throughout the years. She stated, ‘Regardless of the amount India needs access to an alternate group, the reality remains that the instances of India and Pakistan remain hyphenated’. ‘In the event that India settle the remarkable debate and stands with Pakistan as an equivalent local accomplice at exactly that point would it be able to try to address its ‘renown complex.’ While discussing Pakistan’s engagement with NSG, she said that Pakistan’s engagement with NSG originates before 2003 and since 2011 deliberate endeavors are gone for NSG enrollment, and effort gatherings with NSG were organized in 2011 (Vienna), 2013 (Ankara), 2015 (Vienna).
Brig (retd) Ishaq Ahmed Khattak, while discussing the issue of the NSG and the vital organization between the US and India, highlighted that this dynamic association backpedals to 1999 when they marked the Next Steps in Strategic Partnership (NSSP) activity. This activity eventually prompted US-India collaboration in the fields of common atomic exercises, common space projects, and innovative exchange. What’s more, the two nations consented to extend their discourse on rocket resistance frameworks.
Supplementary introductions on atomic power in Pakistan and atomic key strength in the South Asian district were given by Ibrahim Aleem and Khola Sayed, Research Fellows at SASSI, who clarified that Pakistan is at present confronting a power emergency and further improvement of atomic vitality can help bring the nation out of this circumstance.
As the world heads in the opposite direction of petroleum products as a source of energy, Pakistan additionally needs to change to naturally cleaner sources of energy. The NSG is presently holding its Annual Plenary Meeting in Bern, Switzerland, in Vienna, Austria.