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Exceptions for NSG membership could disturb strategic stability in South Asia: Pak tells China

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Islamabad: In an attempt directed to foil India’s bid to the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) membership, Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday told his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping that exception for NSG membership could disturb strategic stability in South Asia.

“Pakistan has made notable efforts over the years to strengthen its export controls, command and control and nuclear safety and security. The President also said that any exception given for NSG membership could disturb strategic stability in South Asia,” Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

Pakistan President Hussain, who held a bilateral meeting with the Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Head of State Council Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), discussed the subject of Pakistan’s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

India is seeking its induction into the elite group of NSG. (ANI)

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