Date :3/29/03 3:23:50 PM
  No.: 22
llll bbbb SPA-22-politics/Pakistan says U.S. ban will have no material impact on the country's nuclear program ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Mar 29, SPA -- The United States has imposed a two-year ban on supplies to Pakistan's largest nuclearfacility, but the decision will not affect the country'snuclear program, the government said Saturday. A Foreign Ministry statement said the Kahuta ResearchLaboratory "had never depended on foreign assistance,"and the U.S. ban would have "no material impact." "We were informed about this decision yesterday," asenior Foreign Ministry official, speaking on condition ofanonymity, said of the U.S. ban.--SPA1529 Local Time 1229 GMT

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