Re “Nuclear Fears in South Asia” (editorial, April 6): I was perplexed by the manner in which the editorial focused on Pakistan after the nuclear deal with Iran.
Unfortunately, the editorial painted Pakistan as a country that is recklessly building its nuclear arsenal. But Pakistan was not the first to introduce nuclear weapons in South Asia; India did. Pakistan had to develop nuclear capability purely for self-defense. Regrettably, the editorial conveniently avoided referring to India’s aggressive military posturing and its expanding nuclear and missile capabilities. Giving a special waiver for nuclear trade to India was detrimental to strategic stability in South Asia.
Pakistan has no desire to engage in a conventional or nuclear arms race. Pakistan has consistently called for a dialogue with India to address all issues of mutual concern, including terrorism. Pakistan’s proposal to India of a strategic restraint regime has remained on the table since 1999 without a positive response. In this context, finger-pointing exclusively at Pakistan while ignoring India’s actions was quite baffling.
I ask that you support Pakistan’s overtures for peace and its consistent calls for dialogue with India. Such an approach would be nondiscriminatory and has a better chance of yielding dividends of peace and stability in South Asia.
April 16, 2015
Commemorative Stamp on 550th Birthday Celebrations of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Jee
Commemorative Stamp issued on 550th Birthday Celebrations of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Jee could be purchased placing orders along with payment through bank draft, crossed cheque or Western Union to the following officers of Pakistan Post:
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