PM Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani said that civil nuclear power generation is an essential part of the national energy security strategy for Pakistan to help meet our energy needs for social and economic development. He said Pakistan has already worked with India on several nuclear confidence building measures, adding, this effort must continue. More than ever before, our two nations need to hold a sustained dialogue to address all issues. Gilani said this in his intervention at the dinner session of Nuclear Security Summit hosted by President Barack Obama in Washington. The PM said Pakistan qualifies for participation in civil nuclear cooperation at the international level. We urge all relevant forums to give Pakistan access to nuclear technology for peaceful uses, in a non-discriminatory manner.