Ambassador Khalil Hashmi, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN

New York, 14th October (TDI): Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Ambassador Khalil Hashmi stated that global arms control order is in a state of demise and that an alternate arms control order is required. The one on which relies the security of all the states. He stated these concerns in the UNGA’s first committee.

Ambassador Khalil Hashmi brought into realization that the situation pertaining to international security is gruesome and the existing arms control order needs to revamped because of the growing asymmetries in the political, strategic, nuclear, and military areas. He also added that the trade of these weapons has reached unprecedented levels. He marked this development as a “worrying trend”.

The arms race of conventional weapons is one of the looming threats to the South Asia. It is also contributing to eroding the strategic stability in South Asia.

Pakistan’s envoy also alluded that preservation of the sanctity of the Chemical Weapons Convention is of utmost importance. Pertaining to the outer space, the Pakistani envoy highlighted a potential threat to regional and global sustainability due to the presence of anti-satellite capabilities.

Such security risks carry a threat for all of humanity and can seriously hamper international humanitarian law. These risks serve as a threat to regional and international peace. Effective Initiatives of nuclear disarmament, conventional arms control and strengthening of the non-proliferation regime can add in to assurances and make the world a better place to live.

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