Weekly Current Affairs

Pakistan for mutual ban on nuclear tests [IR, Security]

  • Pakistan said it was hopeful of a bilateral agreement with India over a mutual ban on non-testing of atomic weapons that will ease the entry of the two countries into the elite Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).
  • An offer regarding non-testing of nuclear weapons agreement has already been made but “the proposal did not elicit a favourable response from India.”
  • Pakistan had proposed to India a “simultaneous adherence to Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty” following the 1998 nuclear tests by both countries.