Pakistan not in any arms race, says Sharif
Islamabad – Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Friday reiterated that his country wants peace in the region and is not involved in any arms race.
Pakistan’s strategic capability was based on the policy of credible minimum deterrence, the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) quoted Sharif as saying.
Sharif made the remarks during his visit to the National Command Centre of the National Command Authority, and a weapons storage site.
Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar, Chairman of Joint Chief of Staff Committee Gen. Khalid Shamim Wynne, Director General of Strategic Plans Division Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Khalid Ahmed Kidwai, senior military officers, scientists and engineers were also present during the visit.
The prime minister was given a demonstration of the state-of-the-art connectivity of the country-wide strategic assets which was an exclusive network ensuring effective control over the strategic assets by the National Command Authority.
Sharif expressed complete satisfaction over the safe, secure and fool-proof security architecture in place for the physical safety and security of Pakistan’s strategic assets.