NSG should adopt criteria-based approach for new members: Sartaj Aziz

Adviser to Pakistan's Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Islamabad, Pakistan July 1, 2016. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said that there is a great need for a criteria-based approach for any new member in the Nuclear Suppliers Group.

He said this while talking to British National Security Advisor Sir Mark Lyall Grant in London.

Sartaj Aziz is visiting the UK to attend the 50th meeting of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group.

The adviser discussed issues related to peace, development, trade and investment, security and counter-terrorism with the British National Security adviser.

The two also deliberated on the need to further strengthen the existing relations through the available mechanism of Pakistan-UK Enhanced Strategic Dialogue.

Sartaj Aziz also raised the issue of the continuing gross human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir and underscored the need for international community to play a more active role in this regard. The British National Security adviser appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for regional peace and security.


  1. Pakistan wants to match up on criteria? First, it had lost that long before when it helped DPRK by smuggling missile tech from various sources without their consent
    Secondly it doesn’t have experts from the field of nuclear technology
    Thirdly it has a very weak governance, which are overturned more often than a woman conceives and imported nuclear missile technology in hands of military equates it to DPRK
    All of the world’s Islamic terr0r group have its HQ in Pakistan which are well supported by Pakistani gov. so it won’t take long before irresponsible Islamist gets hold of the key

    So, its futile to claim equality among new entrants because INDIA and Pakistan are worlds apart, which every sane being on earth would attest

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