Pakistan in focus at nuclear security summit

14:58, April 13, 2010      

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At the start of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington on Monday, a well-planned propaganda campaign against Pakistan to nail its reputation as proliferator is going on through media and at diplomatic level, questioning its ability to secure nuclear weapons from militants, experts warned.

"Through diplomacy, it is India that may remind the world about Pakistan's nuclear proliferation highlighting the rising insurgencies in the country," Dr. Ahsan Akhtar Naz told Xinhua.

"As the reports are coming, India is busy to activate its lobby to demand restrictions imposed on Pakistan's nuclear program," said Naz, a professor at Punjab University Lahore.

Addressing the summit among 47 heads of states, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said Monday that Pakistan seeks access to civil nuclear technology and denying a deal that the U.S. has already offered to India would be discriminatory.

In a bilateral meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday conveyed his country's concerns over American military aid to Pakistan and also discussed issues related to Pakistan's nuclear program.

"India already has planned to organize a move to impose restrictions on Pakistan's nuclear program but it is hard to do so because of Pakistan's roll in the war against terrorism," said Dr. Shireen Mazari, a veteran journalist.

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