Pakistan recognizes Iran right to peaceful nuclear technology: spokesman


Islamabad : Pakistan recognizes Iran’s right to peaceful use of nuclear technology, the country’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

Foreign Office spokesman Muhammad Sadiq made the remark when asked about the latest UN sanction against Iran. “At the same time it wants Iran to fulfill its international obligations as member of the NPT,” the spokesman said.

Sadiq said as a neighbour, Pakistan is concerned about any development that could lead to instability in Iran and further escalate the tension in the region.

Responding to a question he said Pakistan-Iran bus service will commence in next few weeks.

A private Pakistani transport company was interested in running the service between Quetta, Zahedan and Mashhad.

More than four hundred Pakistanis travel every day and ten buses daily would be needed to take care of the passengers, the spokesman said.