Pakistan says no compromise on nuclear programme
Apr 26, 2007 - 4:09:18 PM
Rawalpindi, April 26 - Pakistan Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz Thursday said that his government seeks peace through strength in South Asia and will never compromise on its nuclear programme or building a minimum nuclear deterrent.
Aziz was speaking on the occasion of handing over the final production batch of the Hatf III Ghaznavi Missiles to the Army Strategic Force Command - at an impressive ceremony, reported Online News agency of Pakistan.
'Pakistan was fully committed to providing all requisite resources to achieve the goal of consolidating our objective of credible minimum deterrence,' Aziz said while reiterating that there would never be a compromise on Pakistan's strategic programme.
'As a fully established and internationally accepted nuclear power, we should have confidence in our capabilities commensurate with our status that no one in the world can cast an evil eye on our nuclear capability or on our sovereignty,' he said.
Aziz also highlighted Pakistan's needs in the nuclear energy sector. He said his government had approved an ambitious nuclear power programme for generating 8,800 mw of electricity by 2030.
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