ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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IT is ironic that when people all over the world are recalling the holocaust of Hiroshima and Nagasaki forty years ago, voices in this country urging the government to 'make the bomb' are becoming ever more shrill. The bomb lobby here got its most recent shot in the arm from the disclosure last month by ABC, the American television company, that Pakistan had successfully tested in non-nuclear explosions a US-made electronic trigger device which could be used to set off nuclear bombs. Irrespective of the accuracy, and significance, of this particular revelation, there is no reason at all to doubt that Pakistan has been engaged in building up the capability for making nuclear weapons. Above all, there can be no other explanation for all the expense and trouble it has gone to in order to set up the natural uranium enrichment facility at Kahuta near Islamabad.

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