Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif addressed the NSS (Nuclear security Summit) on Monday. He laid emphasis on international countries, especially the Nuclear Suppliers Group that Pakistan should be included in international export control regime. He said,
“Pakistan is a responsible nuclear weapons state and believes and follows a policy of nuclear restraint and minimum deterrence”
Nawaz Sharif also said “international treaties and forums should supplement national actions to fortify nuclear security. Pakistan was a party to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) and worked closely with the IAEA to deal with safety and security of radioactive sources and illicit trafficking of nuclear materials. Our region needs peace and stability for economic development that benefits its people. That is why, I strongly advocate nuclear restraint, balance in conventional forces and ways to resolve conflicts”
He also said Pakistan’s nuclear security was supported by five pillars – a strong command and control system led by the National Command Authority (NCA); an integrated intelligence system; a rigorous regulatory regime; a comprehensive export control regime; and active international cooperation.
He said informed the delegates at the summit that “Pakistan’s nuclear materials, facilities and assets were safe and secure and the country’s nuclear security regime was anchored in the principle of multi-layered defense for the entire spectrum “