Pakistani diplomat raised a strong voice at UN over minimum defence capabilities for balance of power

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Pakistani diplomat raised a strong voice at UN over minimum defence capabilities for balance of power

At the United Nations, Pakistan has called for preservation of balance in the defence capabilities of states at lowest level of armaments and military forces.

Speaking in a thematic debate in the General Assembly’s First Committee, Pakistan's envoy Khalil Hashmi underscored the special responsibility of states with larger military capabilities in promoting agreements for regional security and undiminished security for all.

He said Pakistan has proposed bilateral or regional initiatives that build confidence, reduce risks, and conform to the cardinal principle of equal and undiminished security for all.

Khalil Hashmi said emerging technologies are outpacing existing norms on Earth, in outer space and in the cyber-domain.

He said the international community must develop commensurate norms, rules and laws to control and regulate them in all their dimensions.