Pakistan does not intend to join arms race in South Asia. This was stated by Foreign Office spokesman Muazzam Khan in weekly briefing in Islamabad on Thursday.

He said that Pakistan‚ which will assume Presidency of the UN Security Council on the 1st of next month‚ will continue its efforts for peace and stability in the world at large.

The spokesman said that Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar will pay an official visit to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday next.