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Pakistan has acted against Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud Dawa and Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation not under “pressure” from the US but after “serious deliberations”, defence minister Khurram Dastgir Khan said on Wednesday.

KARACHI: Pakistan has accused India of using Afghanistan for hatching conspiracies against China- Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Pakistan's leading national daily The Dawn on Wednesday called upon the Nawaz Sharif-led Pakistan government to uphold the rights and lives of Hindus in Thar desert region.

Pakistan on Thursday, claimed that India is building its nuclear capability at a rapid pace and also raised questions over New Delhi's bid for a seat in the NSG.

Amid heightened tension between the two neighbouring nations in the wake of the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, Pakistan has said that India is capable of producing 2600 nuclear weapons.

Claiming the India has the fastest growing nuclear programme in the world, Pakistan foreign office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria told reporters in Islamabad that India's nuclear aspirations pose a threat to strategic stability in the south Asian region.

"Pakistan has been underscoring the risk of diversion by India to imported nuclear fuel, equipment and technology received pursuant to civil nuclear accord and 2008 energy waiver by Nuclear Suppliers Group," Radio Pakistan quoted Zakaria, as saying.

The top Pakistan official also raised concerns over India's bid for a permanent membership at the NSG, saying the world community should check the risks involved in allowing New Delhi a seat in the elite group.

'INDIA RETHINKING NO FIRST USE NUCLEAR POLICY'

Pakistan's statement regarding India enhancing its nuclear capability has come just days after reports suggested that New Delhi may be rethinking its nuclear doctrine.

India may abandon its 'no first use' nuclear policy and launch a preemptive strike against Pakistan if it feared that Islamabad was likely to use the weapons first, a top nuclear expert on South Asia has claimed.

"There is increasing evidence that India will not allow Pakistan to go first," Vipin Narang, an expert on South Asian nuclear strategy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, had said.

He also pointed out that India's preemptive strike may not be conventional strikes and would also be aimed at Pakistan's missiles launchers for tactical battlefield nuclear warheads.

 

Source: India Today

Pakistan's top military Generals on Thursday refused to make any "compromise" on the death sentence given to Indian national Kulbushan Jadhav on spying charges, ignoring India's stern warning that his hanging will have serious consequences on the bilateral ties.

Pakistan has acknowledged for the first time that 26/11 mastermind Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, who has been listed under an anti-terrorism law, pose a “serious threat” to the nation, and was thus placed under house arrest in the country’s “larger interest”.

An Afghan diplomat was shot dead on Monday in the Afghan consulate in Pakistan’s southern city of Karachi in what was described as a personal dispute, Pakistani officials said.

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