No budget cuts in nuclear programme: Federal government

The democratic government will continue the nuclear program in the best interests of the country.

Express December 26, 2011

The Federal government on Monday dismissed reports regarding compromising on the nuclear programme through budget cuts, Express News reported.

An official statement citing a government spokesperson said that the democratic government will not be cutting back on the programme's budget since it believed it was in the best interests of the county.

The spokesperson added that the government is striving hard to expand and further strengthen the defence system of the country.

Earlier in the day expert-level secretaries from India and Pakistan discussed conventional and nuclear confidence building measures (CBMs) as part of a peace process in Islamabad.

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi, addressing the PTI rally on Sunday, had said that a nuclear deal between the US and India severely undermined Pakistan.

Qureshi added that if Pakistan ever signs a ‘no first strike’ agreement with India, its nuclear assets will be wasted and worthless.

In November, The Atlantic, claimed that Pakistan is “an obvious place” for militants to seek nuclear weapons or materials because of a weak government and infiltration of its security forces by militant sympathisers.


Well wisher | 11 years ago | Reply

@Patriot I agree 100% with you. DO WE NEED NUKES? Let us use this technology to further our own energy deficit. ALSO is Kashmir issue really worth the security of Pakistan? Isn't it time we called off this blind support for an entity that is undermining our security and driving us to bankruptcy? Yes they are our brothers but they have done tremendous damage to the security of another Nation in this neighbourhood. If we want to live in peace we must take the first step. Come on lets get real. and before you go off on one, DO NOT CALL ME A TRAITOR because I have done my bit for this great country. There are lots of great people here so let us stand behind them and give them our support for a change rather than crying blood all the time.

antanu | 11 years ago | Reply

@Menon: Your sermon is applicable to all nuclear powers....why single out to Pakistan only?

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