Pakistan says Afghan allegations on nuclear waste baseless

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Islamabad, Apr 10 (UNI) Pakistan today said Afghanistan's allegations about disposal of nuclear waste by it on Afghan soil was baseless.

''If Afghan Government has any doubts, Pakistan will suggest that it should invite experts from IAEA to inspect the site where nuclear waste is allegedly dumped,'' a foreign ministry spokesman told reporters in Islamabad.

He added that the international experts could easily verify if the waste is there. They can also verify its origin.

He said disposal of nuclear waste in Pakistan is strictly regulated in accordance with the international standards.

''Our nuclear power stations are under IAEA safeguards which not only keep an oversight on their operations but also on storage of nuclear waste that has to be fully accounted for,'' he said.

Pakistan took up the matter with the Afghan Foreign Office which neither confirmed nor commented upon the statement of their Parliamentary Affairs Minister alleging dumping of nuclear waste in Afghanistan, the spokesman added.

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