As a Dawn report suggests, the US is considering pressuring Pakistan into halting its nuclear weapons production programme and it has won the support for this from the other four major nuclear powers, including China. The report, quoting American officials, goes on to reveal that there is also a contingency plan to take out Pakistan’s nukes should the country be destabilised any further to keep these weapons of mass destruction from falling into the ‘wrong’ hands.
All this tells us how big a problem Pakistan has become for world peace due to our own failings and the inability to govern ourselves effectively. Even as we speak there will be many who would say that the West and India had their eyes set on our nukes because they never wanted any Muslim nation to possess that technology in the first place, and that they are just looking for an excuse to take them out. Even if that is true, it is we who have worked hard all these years to offer them such an excuse and the opportunity on a platter as it were.