DATE=9/7/1999 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT TITLE=PAKISTAN / NUCLEAR (L-ONLY) NUMBER=2-253556 BYLINE=AYAZ GUL DATELINE=ISLAMABAD CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: Pakistan says another nuclear test by rival India will affect its decision about whether to sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (C-T-B-T). Ayaz Gul reports from Islamabad, a senior Pakistani official says his country will most likely react negatively if India conducts more nuclear tests. TEXT: Pakistan's chief diplomat, Shamshad Ahmad, says India's recently-announced nuclear doctrine makes it difficult for Islamabad to sign the nuclear test ban treaty. //SHAMSHAD ACT// The very possibility that India may conduct further nuclear tests creates doubts in Pakistan regarding the advisability of our early adherence to the CTBT. If India does conduct further nuclear tests, this will, once again, oblige Pakistan to respond. //END ACT// India is yet to sign the nuclear test ban treaty and it is giving no indication that it intends to abandon nuclear weapons. Last month it announced its draft "nuclear doctrine," which calls for New Delhi to equip its army, navy and air force with nuclear weapons. According to the new policy, which will have to be approved by the new Indian government, India will use nuclear weapons only in retaliation. Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Ahmad says India's draft nuclear doctrine requires it to conduct more nuclear tests. He says another nuclear test by India will "completely subvert" the nuclear test ban treaty. // SHAMSHAD ACT// The first priority for the world must be, therefore, to press India-and not Pakistan- - to sign and ratify the CTBT and to reverse the preparations it (India) has made for further nuclear tests. //END ACT// India and Pakistan conducted nuclear tests in May of last year, prompting fears of a nuclear arms race in the region between the two rival nations, who have fought three wars. The international community, led by the United States, has urged both India and Pakistan to halt their nuclear programs and sign the nuclear test ban treaty. The pact has been signed by 152 nations and ratified by 41. To take effect, the treaty must be ratified by all 44 nations that have some nuclear capability. (SIGNED) NEB/AG/KL 07-Sep-1999 14:59 PM EDT (07-Sep-1999 1859 UTC) NNNN Source: Voice of America .