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Ensuring nuclear weapon free world stressed

DHAKA, April 7, 2017 (BSS) - Academicians and parliamentarians today called upon the world leaders to raise their voices for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament to ensure nuclear weapon free world.

They came up with the remark at an international seminar on "Nuclear Weapon-Free World" organized by Dhaka University and Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (PNND) at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban of DU.

DU Vice-Chancellor Professor AAMS Arefin Siddique presided over the seminar while Chief Coordinator of PNND Alan Ayer, Mainuddin Khan Badal, MP (Bangladesh), Matt Robson, MP, (New Zealand), Mani Sankar Ayer, MP, (India) and Adviser to PNND, UK Lee Sim addressed it.

Quoting the speech of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at the United Nations General Assembly on September 25, 1974, Professor Arefin said "We must stop nuclear arms race to ensure peace, stability and food safety for all mankind".

He urged the leaders of Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) to raise their voices for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament.

"Total nuclear disarmament is a must to guarantee that the world will not be obliterated in any future conflict between large powers," he added.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)