Foreign Ministry spokesperson has stated that Pakistan has been a strong proponent of preventing an arms race in outer space, ONAreports citing Sputnik.
"Space is the common heritage of mankind and every nation has the responsibility to avoid actions which can lead to the militarisation of this arena. We believe that there is a need to address gaps in the international space laws with a view to ensuring that no one threatens peaceful activities and applications of space technologies for socio-economic development", the spokesperson stated.
He continued on by saying that Islamabad hopes that countries, which have in the past strongly condemned demonstrations of similar capabilities by others will be prepared to work towards developing international instruments to prevent military threats relating to outer space.
The statement comes after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India had successfully tested an anti-satellite missile. The prime minister pointed out that India was now the fourth country to possess such a missile after the United States, Russia, and China.