Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said he was certain that under Lt-Gen Mazhar Jamil’s command, the Strategic Plans Division (SPD) would continue to work towards its objectives.
The newly-appointed SPD director-general called on Premier Nawaz at the PM House on Wednesday. They discussed Pakistan’s nuclear, missile and space programmes among other matters related to the progress of the country.
The prime minister appreciated the security and safety mechanism in place for the country’s protection. “The SPD has been playing an important role in strengthening Pakistan’s defence capabilities.” Lt-Gen Jamil conveyed his gratitude to the government for reposing confidence in his abilities for the important assignment. He assured the premier that he would perform his duties to the best of his abilities.
The SPD is an important component of the National Command Authority, which is headed by the prime minister. The division exercises complete command and control over the country’s nuclear and strategic capability structure.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 25th, 2015.
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