Prime Minister (PM) Mian Nawaz Sharif has said acquiring civil nuclear technology is our fundamental right to meet our country’s needs.
“Pakistan is a peace loving country. It harbors no aggressive designs against any country but it will maintain minimum nuclear deterrence.
Acquiring civil nuclear technology is our fundamental right to meet our requirements. National integrity and sovereignty of Pakistan will be ensured at every cost”, PM said this during briefing given by military authorities on the occasion of PM visit to Kahuta nuclear plant Friday.
As per media reports PM visited Kahuta nuclear plant for the first time following assumption of his office as PM Friday. Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Gen Khalid Shamim Wynne, Khalid Qadwai and other military officers were also present on the occasion.
PM visited different departments of nuclear plant and met the staff members. Military authorities gave detailed briefing to the PM on country’s nuclear program and steps taken for safeguarding nuclear assets.
The PM was told during the briefing that country’s nuclear program is fully secure and an effective and dynamic command and control system is in place. Nuclear arsenals are in safe hands and any possibility of their slipping into wrong hands stands ruled out.