Practice Relating to Rule 81. Restrictions on the Use of Landmines
Upon acceptance of the 1996 Amended Protocol II to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, Pakistan stated:
The provisions of the Protocol must be observed at all times, depending on the circumstances …
Article 2 (paragraph 3):
In the context of the word “primarily”, it is understood that such anti-tank mines which use anti-personnel mines as a fuse but do not explode on contact with a person are not anti-personnel mines.
In 2000, during a debate in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, Pakistan stated:
Although our security environment does not permit us to accept a comprehensive ban on [anti-personnel landmines], Pakistan will strictly abide by its commitments and obligations under the amended Protocol II on landmines.
At the Second Review Conference of States Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons in 2001, Pakistan declared its full commitment to the Convention and proposed that during the Review Conference a method would be examined to accelerate the process of achieving universal adherence to the Convention and its Protocols.