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COAS reposes full confidence in Pakistan’s nuclear security regime

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif Friday expressed full confidence in Pakistan’s nuclear security regime and lauded the high standards of professionalism and commitment of the Strategic Plans Division (SPD) security forces, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

According to the ISPR, the army chief today visited Pakistan’s Centre of Excellence for Nuclear Security (PCENS) and witnessed its state of the art facilities and ongoing training activities.

The COAS lauded the Strategic Plans Division (SPD) security forces, entrusted with safeguarding Pakistan’s strategic assets, for maintaining high professional standards.

In his interaction with officers and troops, Gen Sharif said, “I am glad to see that it has instilled as a culture and the progress made in the recent past was praiseworthy”.

As a responsible nuclear weapon state, Pakistan has taken several measures, including setting up of the PCENS, to strengthen its nuclear security regime, at par with international best practices.

Pakistan has also offered this Centre as a regional and international hub for imparting nuclear security education and training to the international community.

Since its establishment PCENS has conducted several national and international training courses focusing on physical protection, personal reliability as well as safety and security of nuclear and radiological materials and facilities.

Earlier on arrival at PCENS, General Raheel Sharif was received by Lieutenant General Mazhar Jamil, Director General (DG) SPD.

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