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Annual Meeting of the Oversight Board (OSB) held today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

(2015-09-11) Annual Meeting of the Oversight Board (OSB) was held, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Friday, 11 September, 2015, which was chaired by the Foreign Secretary Mr. Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry.

The OSB was set up in 2007, in pursuance of Export Control on Goods, Technologies, Material and Equipment related to Nuclear and Biological Weapons and their Delivery Systems Act-2004, and consists of eleven members representing different Ministries/Departments.

Director General, Strategic Export Control Division (SECDIV) briefed the Board about the activities and future plans of the Division. The Board was also briefed on the recent revision of Control Lists of sensitive goods/technologies, which encompass the scope and lists maintained by the international export control regimes such as the Nuclear Suppliers Group, Missile Technology Control Regime, and the Australia Group. The Board reviewed the progress on the previous meetings' decisions and expressed satisfaction over the steps taken by Pakistan to meet its obligations as a responsible nuclear-weapon state.