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Hiroshima for Global Peace

8. Pakistan ■Non-Party to the NPT

Nuclear Disarmament

-1.5 points

Full points 98

-1.5 %

Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2019: -1.5

Pakistan seems to be increasing its nuclear arsenal incrementally, and is estimated to possess 150- 160 nuclear warheads. In addition to continuing to develop short- and medium-range ballistic missiles, it revealed possession of low-yield, small nuclear weapons. Such developments raise concerns about the increased possibility for early use of nuclear weapons. It has not signed the TPNW. While maintaining a moratorium on nuclear test explosions, it refuses to sign the CTBT. Pakistan continues to block the commencement of negotiations on an FMCT at the CD. It has yet to declare a moratorium on production of fissile material for nuclear weapons. During the crisis in February 2019, Islamabad alluded to a nuclear option.

Nuclear Non-Proliferation

10 points

Full points 43


Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2019: 0

Pakistan has not yet acceded to the IAEA Additional Protocol. It argues that it has made efforts to enhance its export control systems; however, it is still unclear how robust or successfully implemented such export control systems are in practice. Pakistan has argued that it is qualified to be accepted as an NSG member, but has yet to achieve this status.

Nuclear Security

19 points

Full points 41


Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2019: 0

Pakistan is moving forward with the introduction of recommended measures of INFCIRC/225/Rev.5, while also contributing to capacity building through its COE in cooperation with the IAEA.

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