Pakistan will keep minimum nuclear deterrence: Gilani

Published: June 28, 2010
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Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani talking to Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar on June 28, 2010. PHOTO: INP

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani talking to Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar on June 28, 2010. PHOTO: INP

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani said Monday Pakistan will keep minimum nuclear deterrence and will take all measures needed to meet the requirements of the defence forces.

He said this while talking to Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar at the Prime Minister House in Islamabad.

Gilani said the world has recognised the critical role played by Pakistan in the war against militancy and congratulated the defence ministry on the induction of new F-16 jets into the airforce fleet.

Earlier in the day, the premier also met Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.

Gilani said regional cooperation should be enhanced for the socio-economic development of all the countries.

The foreign minister briefed Gilani on the recently held foreign secretary level talks between Pakistan and India. He also talked about meetings with the Afghan foreign minister and the Indian Home Minister.

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