Pakistan

NCA resolves to maintain full spectrum deterrence capability

ISLAMABAD: The National Command Authority (NCA) has reaffirmed the resolve to maintain full spectrum deterrence capability to deter all forms of aggression.

Its meeting chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was held in Islamabad on Wednesday.

According to ISPR, the meeting also said Pakistan will adhere to the policy of avoiding an arms race in the region.

It said Pakistan seeks peace and strategic stability in South Asia as corner stone of its policy and it considers conflict resolution as the mean to achieve this objective.

Video of National command authoritymeeting held at JS HQ today

Posted by ISPR Official on Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The NCA also reviewed the regional security environment and was briefed on fast-paced strategic and conventional capabilities’ developments taking place in the neighbourhood. The NCA re-affirmed that the State remains fully cognizant of the evolving security dynamics of South Asia and will take all measures to safeguard its national security.

“As responsible nuclear state, Pakistan will remain actively engaged with the international community on nuclear stability and security issues. In its appraisal of the non-proliferation debate since the last meeting, the NCA expressed satisfaction on Pakistan’s enhanced outreach with the multilateral export control regimes. Pakistan shares the goals of non-proliferation and is committed to play its due role as a mainstream partner in the global non-proliferation regimes.”

The meeting renewed Pakistan’s interest in joining the multilateral export control regimes on non-discriminatory basis; including the membership of NSG. Pakistan has the requisite credentials for full access to civil nuclear technology for peaceful purposes, particularly to meet its energy shortages.
Pakistan seeks peace and strategic stability in South Asia as corner stone of its policy and considers conflict resolution, as the mean to achieve this end.

The NCA reviewed the internal security situation and acknowledged the sacrifices and appreciated successes of the Armed Forces in the ongoing Operation Zarb-e-Azb.

The NCA reposed full confidence in Pakistan’s robust nuclear command and control structure and security arrangements related to country’s strategic assets.

Federal Ministers of Defence, the advisor to the Prime Minister for National Security and Foreign Affairs, special assistant to the prime minister for foreign affairs, chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and services chiefs attended the meeting.

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