Pakistan issues guidelines on exporting conventional arms

Islamabad, July 3 (IANS) Pakistan has promulgated guidelines on the export of conventional arms and ammunition, the foreign ministry said Tuesday.

The initiative reflects the abiding commitment of Pakistan to advance the goals of peace and security through conventional arms control and regulation of trade and related aspects of these weapons, Xinhua quoted a ministry statement as saying.
The guidelines represent formalisation of the existing national practices for export of conventional arms and related components.
The policy framework seeks to promote adherence to the principles and purposes of the UN Charter; reaffirmation of States right to self-defence and security; compliance with UN Security Council arms embargoes; sub-regional and regional peace, security and stability considerations; and conformity with national security and foreign policy objectives of Pakistan.