Pak-China Nuclear Cooperation and Pakistan’s Non-Proliferation Initiatives

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Iftikhar Ali

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The research paper aims to highlight the significance of international concerns regarding Sino-Pak nuclear cooperation. A new debate has started in the circles of international non-proliferation regime after the signing of Pak-China nuclear deal in 2010 whether it is consistent with the international safeguards or not. To explore the reality, the paper contains three main sectors including a comprehensive historical background of how Pakistan developed its nuclear capability, the Chinese cooperation in the nuclear and missile technology, and Pakistan’s nuclear non-proliferation initiatives. The paper concludes that Chinese assistance is praiseworthy as regard to Pakistan’s deterrent capability vis-à-vis its energy requirements

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