ISLAMABAD - Pakistan is fully committed to objectives of disarmament and non-proliferation. Moreover, as a nuclear state, Pakistan’s policy is characterised by restraint and responsibility.
These views were expressed by Foreign Office spokesperson on Tuesday while responding to a query regarding The Washington Post story on leaked information on the US intelligence surveillance activities.
The spokesman said that Pakistan has established extensive physical protection measures, robust command and control institutions under the chairmanship of the prime minister, and comprehensive and effective export controls regulatory regimes to ensure safety and security of nuclear installations and materials. “We follow best international practices and standards set by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA),” he said.
He said Pakistan is also fully engaged with the international community on nuclear safety and security issues. “The efficacy of our strategic export controls has been acknowledged by experts from the international export control regimes during interactions on various occasions.”
The spokesman said Pakistan is a state party to both Chemical Weapons Convention and Biological Weapons Convention and is fully implementing the two regimes.
The spokesman further added that Pakistan’s nuclear deterrence capability is aimed at maintaining regional stability in South Asia.