Pak calls for new int’l arms control order at UN

News Desk

Dismayed with the existing arms control order which Pakistan said was in a state of “virtual demise”, Khalil Hashmi, the country’s permanent representative to the United Nations, on Wednesday called for a new order to addresses the security concerns of all states.

Hashmi, while speaking at the UN General Assembly’s First Committee, which deals with disarmament and international security matters, stressed the need for a new order to counter increasing challenges stemming from deep divisions in approaches, perspectives and priorities.

“Political and military tensions, strategic asymmetries and nuclear dangers are growing and many of these troubling trends are manifest in South Asia,” he added.

Referring to India’s arms build-up, the permanent envoy said that the largest state, driven by its pursuit of regional hegemony and aided by generous supplies of conventional and non-conventional weaponry, continued to operationalise dangerous doctrines.

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