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* Story Highlights * Pakistani president assures rival India he would not be the first to use nukes * President Asif Ali Zardari proposes the idea of a nuclear-free South Asia * Predominantly Hindu India and Muslim Pakistan have fought three wars since 1947 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistan's president has assured rival India he would not be the first to use atomic weapons in any future conflict and proposed the idea of a nuclear-free South Asia. Pakistan's nuclear doctrine, unlike India's, does not contain a clause saying the country will not use its weapons first in conflict. It was not clear if President Asif Ali Zardari's comments, made Saturday during a video conference question-and-answer session organized by The Hindustan Times newspaper of India, represented a formal change in policy. Asked by a student whether Pakistan was prepared to say it would not use a nuclear weapon first, Zardari said: "Most defiantly, I am against nuclear warfare altogether," he said. The moderator then asked the question again, pointing out to Zardari that his earlier answer was a "headline." Zardari again replied, "Definitely." Zardari proposed the idea of a nuclear-free South Asia, saying he could persuade lawmakers to support such a plan, the reports said. "I am sure I can get my parliament to agree with that, straight on. Can you say the same?" he asked those in attendance, which including government and business leaders. He gave no more details on the idea, which Pakistan -- six times smaller than India -- has proposed before. Predominantly Hindu India and Muslim Pakistan have fought three wars since they were created in the bloody partition of the Indian subcontinent at independence from Britain in 1947. The stakes got much higher after both tested nuclear weapons in 1998. Copyright 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Berita bagus kalau confirmed.. Langkah pertama untuk menghancurkan senjata nuklir. --- Find this article at: http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/11/23/pakistan.india.zardari.nuclear.ap/index.html?iref=topnews Click Here to Print SAVE THIS | EMAIL THIS | Close Uncheck the box to remove the list of links referenced in the article. � 2008 Cable News Network. --------------- Jusfiq Hadjar gelar Sutan Maradjo Lelo Allah yang disembah orang Islam tipikal dan yang digambarkan oleh al-Mushaf itu dungu, buas, kejam, keji, ganas, zalim lagi biadab hanyalah Allah fiktif.