Pakistan Reassures NSS About Nuclear Security

The Prime Minister Nawz Sharif represented Pakistan in the 3rd Nuclear Security Summit this Monday and assured the NSS about keeping its nuclear weapons in safe hands. He further informed them about the ratification of the 2005 Amendment to the Convention on Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM).

“Pakistan’s nuclear security is supported by five pillars – a strong command and control system led by the National Command Authority (NCA); an integrated intelligence system; a rigorous regulatory regime; a comprehensive export control regime; and active international cooperation,” said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The two-day summit is being attended by leaders from 53 countries, United Nations, European Union, International Atomic Energy Agency and Interpol. Prime Minister Sharif is accompanied by Special Assistant Syed Tariq Fatemi, and Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry for the trip.

The summit is aimed at promoting nuclear security through voluntary national actions and international cooperation. The prime minister will also be one of the keynote speakers at a meeting on the future of the NSS process on March 25.“Pakistan is a responsible nuclear weapons state. We pursue a policy of nuclear restraint, as well as credible minimum deterrence,” Nawaz Sharif expressed, “Looking back, we can say with confidence that our decisions and commitments have spurred national action, promoted international cooperation and fostered nuclear security culture.”

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