ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and India Tuesday exchanged lists of their nuclear installations and facilities under a special agreement prohibiting them from attacking each other’s nuclear facilities.This exchange of lists took place simultaneously in Islamabad and New Delhi under the agreement between the two countries on prohibition of attacks against nuclear installations of both the countries. From Pakistan side, Director Ministry of Foreign Affairs Saljuk Mustansar Tarar handed over list of Pakistan’s nuclear installations and facilities to the Officer of Indian High Commission in Islamabad.The Indian side handed over their list to the First Secretary of Pakistan High Commission Janbaz Khan in New Delhi.
The lists usually include civilian nuclear power plants and give the exact location of each installation. The two countries agreed to exchange lists of nuclear installations under an agreement called “Article-II of the Agreement on Prohibition of Attacks Against Nuclear Installations and Facilities” between Pakistan and India on December 31, 1988.The first such exchange of lists took place on January 1, 1992. According to the above-mentioned agreement, India and Pakistan have to inform each other on January 1 every year of the nuclear installations and facilities to be covered by the agreement.-SANA