NCA expresses satisfaction over security of strategic assets, nuclear installations

Published: February 24, 2016
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chairs the National Command Authority's meeting on February 24, 2016.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chairs the National Command Authority's meeting on February 24, 2016. PHOTO: PID

ISLAMABAD: The National Command Authority (NCA) has expressed satisfaction over measures to ensure highly effective security of strategic assets and installations, a statement said on Wednesday.

“NCA reposed full confidence in the reliable command and control system of the national strategic capability and appreciated the high standard of operational preparedness of the strategic forces,” the statement, which was released after the 22nd meeting of NCA under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, read.

The high-level huddle was attended by defence, finance and interior ministers along with the chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and Army Chief General Raheel Sharif.

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The meeting took a comprehensive review of the regional and international security environment, and took note of the growing weapons’ development in the region.

Those present in the meeting reiterated the policy of full spectrum deterrence, maintaining that the nuclear capability is the factor of stability in South Asia.

“Acknowledging the services and professionalism displayed by the scientists and engineers, NCA congratulated them for the recent successful tests of various ballistic and cruise missile systems,” the statement stated.

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The authority was also briefed on the impending Nuclear Security Summit, scheduled to be held in Washington DC, during which those present ratified the Convention on Physical Protection of Nuclear Material.

“It was re-affirmed that, as a responsible nuclear state, Pakistan would continue to contribute meaningfully towards the global efforts to improve nuclear security and nuclear non-proliferation measures,” the statement added.

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  • Rabia
    Feb 25, 2016 - 9:19AM

    the best course of action for the United States is to keep on engaging India and Pakistan in substantive dialogues on non-proliferation and regional security issues, and to encourage and support Pakistan efforts to resolve their differences. For India, a sustained high-level dialogue with Pakistan, building on the Lahore summit, offers the best prospect for South Asian peace and development, particularly in the aftermath of the latest Kashmir conflict. But if the Lahore process is to open a new dialogue, India will have to moderate its nuclear draft doctrine instead of trying to engage Pakistan in a costly and unavoidable nuclear arms race.Recommend

  • Sultan
    Mar 3, 2016 - 7:46AM

    I think anyone having doubt about security of Pakistan nuclear program should understand well that a country capable of developing such a complex system also has the power to safeguard it from all eventualities. No one by any means can even dream to get close to the facilities. No one at all.Recommend

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