IAEA commends Pakistan’s nuclear security measures
ISLAMABAD: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has commended Pakistan’s nuclear security measures.
The remarks were made by Head of IAEA’s Nuclear Security Division Abdul Aziz Raja Adnan during a visit to Karachi Nuclear Power Plant on Saturday. He described the measures taken by Pakistan in consistent with the IAEA’s recommendations.
The head of IAEA’s Security Division also met with Chairman of Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority Zaheer Ayub Baig and Chairman Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission Muhammad Naeem.
A delegation of the IAEA headed by Raja Adnan was on a visit to Pakistan to further strengthen the ongoing cooperation between Pakistan and the nuclear watchdog.
Meanwhile, in a statement, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said Pakistan had undertaken a range of measures to strengthen the nuclear security.
He said Pakistan was actively participating and contributing in IAEA’s efforts to promote nuclear security.
On Sept 2, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal had said that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s comments on Pakistan’s approach towards conflict between the two nuclear armed countries were being taken out of context.
In a statement, he had said, while conflict should not take place between the two nuclear states, there’s no change in Pakistan’s nuclear policy.
Prime Minister Imran Khan in a recent statement had said that Pakistan would not initiate a military conflict with India.
“We are both nuclear-armed countries and if tension escalated it may have adverse effects on all the world. We will not take the initiative of war,” he had warned.
Pakistan’s nuclear doctrine promotes deterrence and any aggression could meet an immediate “massive retaliation”.
In a worsening situation, when the enemy has caused a major setback to overall defence by breaching the main line of defence and it could not be reversed through conventional means then the government may use nuclear arsenal for a first strike.