Pakistan is not in any arms race: PM


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan is not in any arms race and wants peace in the region.

The Prime Minister said this during his visit of National Command Center of National Command Authority and a weapons storage site on Friday. He said Pakistan’s Strategic capability will continue to follow its policy of credible minimum deterrence.

Nawaz Sharif commended the skills‚ expertise‚ professionalism and dedication of individuals as well as the organizations involved in the development of the NCC and the requisite support systems.

The Prime Minister was also given a demonstration of the state-of-art connectivity of countrywide strategic assets which is an exclusive network ensuring effective control over the strategic assets by the NCA.

The Prime Minister later visited a technical site where he was briefed by Commander Army Strategic Force Command. He expressed complete satisfaction over the safe‚ secure and foolproof security architecture in place for the physical safety and security of Pakistan’s strategic assets.

Director General Strategic Plans Division Lt. Gen (Retd) Khalid Ahmed Kidwai briefed the Prime Minister on the indigenously developed strategic command‚ control and support system‚ which is designed to facilitate decision making at the NCC.

Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar‚ Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Khalid Shamim Wynne and other senior military officers‚ scientists and engineers were also present on the occasion.