Pak: Security plans for nuclear arsenal reviewed
Islamabad: The security plans for Pakistan`s nuclear arsenal has been reviewed by a top military official against the backdrop of a comprehensive campaign to put in place new measures to guard the strategic assets.
Gen Khalid Shameem Wynne, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, visited the headquarters of the Security Division of the Strategic Plans Division at Rawalpindi yesterday to review the security plans for the strategic assets.
Wynne was briefed by Security director general Maj Gen Muhammad Tahir on the operational preparedness of the Security Division.
Wynne expressed complete satisfaction at the security arrangements and commended officials for enhancing nuclear security, a military statement said.
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee witnessed an "operational display of state of the art security equipment", the statement said.
Pakistan announced last month that it had raised a 20,000-strong force to provide foolproof security to its nuclear weapons and strategic assets.
The Security Force was raised against the backdrop of concerns expressed by politicians about Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal being targeted by the US in order to prevent it from falling into the hands of extremists.
The Pakistani military has dismissed such concerns, saying it has multi-layered foolproof measures in place to protect the nuclear arsenal.
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