Practice Relating to Rule 83. Removal or Neutralization of Landmines
In 1993, during a debate in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, Pakistan stated that it would have preferred “a more comprehensive approach to the issue of uncleared anti-personnel mines” and that “issues relating to self-neutralizing mines should also be considered”.
In 1995, during a debate in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, Pakistan stated: “Millions of indiscriminately used mines threaten civilian populations in over 60 countries. There must be a global commitment to remove these mines, especially those in developing countries.”
At the First Annual Conference of High Contracting Parties to Amended Protocol II to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons in 1999, Pakistan stated that it would convert its entire stock of anti-personnel mines to detectable mines.