‘Pakistan not in arms race’ but in top five global buyers of weapons

Arms Race

ISLAMABAD – Even though the Pakistan is amongst world’s top five buyers of conventional weapons, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has told UK National Security Adviser Kim Darroch that Pakistan does not want to be involved in arms race with any country.

Nawaz Sharif held a meeting with Darroch on Wednesday in which he clearly mentioned that government’s prime focus was on meeting challenges like energy crisis and terrorism.

“Pakistan believes in the policy of non-interference”, the premier stated.

Sharif made it clear that the soil of Pakistan would not be used against Afghanistan. “Pakistan supports the democratic process in Afghanistan”, he added. 

PakistanTribe reported on March 17 that Pakistan had increased its weapons’ acquisitions from 2 percent of the global total to 5 percent that made it one of the top five arms importers in the world.

According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the world’s top five weapons importer from the year 2009-13 were India, China, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

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