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Pakistan to continue to contribute towards global efforts to improve nuclear security: NCA

 The 25th meeting of the National Command Authority (NCA) was held with Prime Minister Imran Khan in chair at the headquarters of the Strategic Planning Division.

The NCA members including Minister of Foreign Affairs Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Minister of Defence Pervaiz Khattak, Minister for Finance Shaukat Tarin and Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed.

The meeting was also attended by Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Nadeem Raza, Chiefs of the three Armed Forces and DG ISI Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed.

During the meeting, the NCA expressed full confidence in the command and control systems as well as security measures in place to ensure the comprehensive security of the strategic assets of Pakistan.

“Pakistan as a responsible nuclear state would continue to contribute meaningfully towards the global efforts to improve nuclear security and nuclear non-proliferation measures,” the meeting reaffirmed.

The NCA was apprised in detail on evolving conflict dynamics in the region. The authority noted with concern, the destabilizing massive arms build-up in the conventional and strategic domains.

The NCA viewed these developments as detrimental to peace and security and asserted that Pakistan will take all measures to ensure the strategic stability in the region without entering into an arms race.

It reiterated maintaining Full Spectrum Deterrence in line with the policy of Credible Minimum Deterrence and expressed satisfaction on the development of strategic capabilities.

The NCA appreciated high standards of training and operational readiness of the strategic forces, and appreciated the scientists and engineers whose dedicated contributions have enabled Pakistan to successfully pursue the desired objectives.

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