N-pact with India to get 5-year extension

Pakistan-India ExpertISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday announced that it had agreed to extend a vital agreement with India on reducing the risk from accidents related to nuclear weapons for another five years.

“Pursuant to the understanding reached during the sixth round of Pakistan-India Expert level talks on Nuclear Confidence Building Measures (CBMs), held in Islamabad on 27 December 2011, the two sides have agreed to extend the validity of the “Agreement on Reducing the Risk from Accidents Relating to Nuclear Weapons” for another five years, with effect from 21 February 2012,” said a foreign office statement. It said, “The agreement had entered into force on 21 February 2007 for an initial duration of five years. It aims at reducing the risk from accidents related to nuclear weapons.” – PT