LAHORE: Lahore Council for World Affairs Vice-President and former ambassador Shaukat Umer said that America, British, France and China had been the first to become nuclear powers and they had this practice been continued there must have been 20 to 25 nuclear states up till now. He was addressing a seminar organised by Punjab University Centre for South Asian Studies and Department of Political Science titled “Disarmament and non-proliferation Regimes: Successes and Failure” at CSAS seminar hall.–Staff Reporter
Director CSAS & Chairperson Department of Political Science Prof Dr Umbreen Javaid, faculty members, M Phil/PhD scholars and students were present on the occasion.
In his address Shaukat Umer said these big powers negotiated and finalised a treaty and resultantly they got a success in containing the number of nuclear states. However, inspite of their efforts there had been some failure also. He said that Israel was unannounced nuclear power and Iran was also trying to become nuclear power. Later, a question-answer session was held.