*LONDON - An international report has revealed that Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal could grow to 250 warheads within the next seven years.*
*Revelations have been made in a report published on August 31 by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.*
Authored by members of the Federation of American Scientists, the 12-page long report points out that the country is expanding its uranium-enrichment and plutonium production facilities, as well as developing several delivery systems, says Jane's Defence Weekly.
“Pakistan continues to expand its nuclear arsenal with more warheads, more delivery systems, and a growing fissile materials production industry … We estimate that the country’s stockpile could … grow to 220 to 250 warheads by 2025, if the current trend continues,” states the report, pointing out that this would make Pakistan the world’s fifth-largest “nuclear weapon state”.