Practice Relating to Rule 42. Works and Installations Containing Dangerous Forces
The Report on the Practice of Pakistan notes that Pakistan condemned the Israeli attack on a nuclear reactor near Baghdad. The report further points out that, in response to rumours that India was planning an attack on Pakistan’s nuclear facilities, the Pakistani Government took “a very stern position” on this subject. It also notes that, during the wars of 1965 and 1971, the Pakistani armed forces “refrained from striking against installations containing dangerous forces”. The report concludes, therefore, that Pakistan’s opinio juris
favours “the protection of installations containing dangerous forces during conflict”.