Pursuant to the Export Control on Goods, Technologies, Material and Equipment related to Nuclear and Biological Weapons and their Delivery Systems Act 2004, the Government of Pakistan has notified revised Control Lists of Goods, Technologies, Material and Equipment that are subject to SECDIV license for export. The Act enables the Government to control export, re-export, trans-shipment and transit of goods, technologies, material and equipment related to Nuclear and Biological Weapons and their Delivery Systems.
As part of regular review process, the Strategic Export Control Division (SECDIV) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has revised /updated the Control Lists, in consultation with other relevant Ministries and Departments. The revised Control Lists have been notified vide Gazette of Pakistan S.R.O. 891(I)/2018 dated 5 July 2018. It may be mentioned that the lists were originally notified in 2005 and subsequently revised in 2011, 2015 and 2016.
The revised Control Lists are harmonized with the standards and lists of international export control regimes i.e. the Nuclear Suppliers Group, the Missile Technology Control Regimes and the Australia Group and incorporate the latest changes/updates made by these export control regimes.
The notification signifies the continuing resolve and policy of Pakistan as a responsible nuclear state to advance the shared goals of non-proliferation and strictly adhere to its commitments.