Pakistan has issued a revised its Export Control Act on Goods, Technologies, Material and Equipment which are related to the nuclear and biological weapons and delivery systems for them.

Purpose of this revised legislation is to address concerns of proliferation of sensitive technologies, nuclear material and their delivery systems.

Pakistani Foreign Office spokesperson has said, "As part of the regular review process, the Strategic Export Control Division of the Foreign Ministry has revised the control lists, in consultation with the relevant ministries and departments. The lists have been notified under S.R.O 699(I)/2011 dated 06 July 2011.”

Under revised Export Control Act, offenders will face a penal provision of up to fourteen years of imprisonment, Rs50,00,000 fine or both.

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