RAWALPINDI: This is apropos the article “From non-proliferation to nuclear supplier” (June 21) by Ali Mustafa. Pakistan has constructed a robust case for civilian nuclear technology transfer from western countries for its energy needs but western countries have been dragging their feet over the issue. If India could be given such an allowance by the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), despite its record vis-a-vis nuclear proliferation, why is Pakistan not being given a similar allowance?
We must keep in mind that through the Indo-US nuclear deal, the US had not only violated the Non-Proliferation Treaty, but had also violated the Hyde Act of 2006. The NSG members should push hard to guarantee that no significant non-proliferation issues grow from the Indo-US deal.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 22nd, 2013.