Having nearly succeeded in defanging Iran's nuclear programme, the West is now set about neutralizing Pakistan's nuclear weapon capability. To undermine Pakistan's nuclear programme, a media campaign was launched as soon as the P5+1 clinched the 'framework' understanding with Tehran. The opening shot was fired by The New York Times which proposed 'attention be turned to constraining Pakistan's nuclear and strategic capabilities'. But now the storyline is different, and not the old harangue that Pakistan's nuclear assets were at the risk of falling into the terrorists' hands. Now, as reported by The Sunday Times, the Saudis have taken the 'strategic decision' to acquire 'off-the-shelf' atomic weapons from Pakistan. And its sources are the same, which fed the NYT: 'unnamed American officials'. That the atom bombs are market commodity and you can buy them off-the-shelf is a claim that the report made twice. It's the nuclear technology that is transferable, but not the bombs. As of now Saudi Arabia has neither acquired technological infrastructure nor the skilled expertise to exploit it. Yes, Pakistan is now a recognised nuclear weapon state, but its nuclear assets, both weapons and technology, are not for sale. No wonder then, the Foreign Office spokesman has rubbished The Sunday Times story. 'An entirely baseless and mischievous campaign was being carried out in the international media regarding Pakistan's nuclear programme,' he said at a media briefing on Thursday. Pakistan remains committed to its consistent policy that its nuclear programme is for its own legitimate self-defence and is being maintained as a credible minimum deterrent. That it can be stolen or is available for sale is an impressive that can be effectively countered by the argument that the buyers of this humbug have long gone into oblivion.