ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday handed over the list of its nuclear facilities to a representative of the Indian High Commission as part of an agreement between the two countries, said a statement from Pakistan’s Foreign Office, “Express Tribune” reported Tuesday.
Similarly, India has submitted a list of its nuclear facilities to the Pakistan High Commission in Delhi.
The annual exchange is provided as per the Article II of the Agreement on the Prohibition of Attacks against Nuclear Installations and Facilities between Pakistan and India, signed on 31 December 1988.
It has been implemented consecutively since January 1, 1992. In a recent interview, Pakistani president, Arif Alvi, reiterated that Pakistan is a responsible nuclear state and said the country’s nuclear weapons arsenal is at the service of peace.
In February, Pakistan assured the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that it had been voluntarily implementing the directive and code of conduct for the import and export of radioactive sources since 2005.
The Code of Conduct is intended to help countries ensure that radioactive sources are used in accordance with the highest safety and security standards.
The Pakistani president went on to say that there is a belligerent country on the other side of the border that can not be trusted and that he opposes dialogue on international forum such as SAARC, and said if some actors were antagonists, they were those on the other side of the border.
(Sahar News/Monitoring Desk)