ISLAMABAD: Pakistan says it will maintain minimum deterrence capability to safeguard its national security.
This was stated by Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria at the weekly news briefing.
To a question, he said Nuclear Suppliers Group considering membership of India should keep this in mind that has become one of the largest buyers of weapons.
The Spokesperson said India’s massive arms build-up and testing of inter-continental ballistic missiles is the source of concern for the region, however, Pakistan does not want to indulge in arms race.
Nafees Zakaria said violation of ceasefire on LoC is source of concern for Pakistan. He said India tries to deflect world attention from atrocities being perpetrated by its forces in Occupied Kashmir by keeping the LoC hot.
To a question, about upcoming meeting of Permanent Indus Water Commissioners of India and Pakistan, he said it is a regular feature under Indus Waters Treaty. The Spokesman said India has finally realized to resolve water disputes through a mechanism under Indus Waters Treaty.
He said terrorist groups like Ahrar, TTP and ISIS based in Afghanistan claim responsibilities of terrorist attacks in Pakistan.—Radio Pakistan