ISLAMABAD: The Centre for Pakistan and Gulf Studies (CPGS) is launching the “Nuclear Non- Proliferation, Arms Control and Disarmament: Contemporary Challenges and Prospects” seminar report on Monday.
The 181 page report on the international seminar, which was held on May 7 this year document the proceedings of the seminar and provides recommendations, framed by the CPGS on the basis of presentations and discussions at the seminar.
The seminar was participated by leading international and national experts on non-proliferation and disarmament. It was an effort to look into the challenges confronting the global non-proliferation regime and discuss Pakistan’s case for a non-discriminatory global nuclear regime; its access to civilian nuclear technology and inclusion in various multilateral export control regimes.
The international seminar held under CPGS’ flagship project ‘JOHAR: Contemporary Debate in the Second Nuclear Age’, which studies the evolving dynamics of nuclear non-proliferation, arms control and disarmament, had also sought to dispel misperceptions about Pakistan’s nuclear program.
The seminar report launch, which is being held in collaboration with German Foundation the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, will bring together experts to discuss the policy recommendations given in the report. Those speaking at the event include: Lt. Gen. (retd) Syed Muhammad Owais, HI (M), Lt. Gen. (retd) Agha Muhammad Umar Farooq, HI (M) and Ambassador (R) Munawar Saeed Bhatti.
Former Interior Minister Senator Rehman Malik will also give his keynote speech on the occasion.
Meanwhile, President CPGS, Senator Sehar Kamran (T.I.) would present an overview of the seminar report.
Senator Sehar Kamran (T.I.), speaking about the report, said that progressive erosion of the multilateral consensus on international arms control and non-proliferation is worrisome and the seminar was an effort to explored and investigate some of the reasons behind this undesired development. The recommendations proposed by CPGS, she noted, provide a comprehensive framework for global peace and security.