Essay No. 46:
Nuclear Program Of Pakistan: Pakistan nuclear problems has assumed alarming proportions of controversy as the west believe that the Pakistan nuclear weapon is unsafe and one day be captured by a terrorist and ultimately be utilized against the west. India is a country who flame this bogey that Pakistan is a hub of terrorism and it clandestinely supports the terrorist groups and it exports terrorism to India and Afghanistan. Thus such an irresponsible country cannot be entrusted with a nuclear weapon.
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The critical debate on Pakistan’s nuclear program was started after 1998 nuclear explosions when both India and Pakistan were urged to sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) and Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT). Later on, the Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty (FMCT) negotiations forced both states to give up their nuclear rights. Since the revelation of A.Q Khan Network, Islamabad has taken several steps to strengthen the safety and security of its nuclear weapons which consist of the development Executive Authority in nuclear decision making, Chain of Command, Early Warning and Intelligence, Safety and Security, Secrecy and Deception and Export Control Laws.