ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is not in an arms race with any country and follows the policy of minimal defence ability, said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday.
Nawaz made this statement during his visit to the National Command Centre (NCC), where the centre’s director general briefed him about special security measures taken to strengthen country’s defence system.
The prime minister expressed his satisfaction over the security of Pakistan’s nuclear assets. He said that country’s nuclear assets are in safe hands and that Pakistan is a peaceful nuclear power.
He also visited the Kahuta nuclear plant earlier in the day, where General Khalid Shamim Wynne briefed him about the security of nuclear installations and other departments.
The Prime Minister commended the skills, expertise, professionalism and dedication of individuals as well as the organisations involved in the development of the NCC.
In attendance were Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Chairperson Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Khalid Shamim Wynne, Director General Plans Division (SPD), Lieutenant General Khalid Ahmed Kidwai, other senior military officers, scientists and engineers.