ISLAMABAD:(APS)FEB 24,2016-The National Command Authority has reiterated its determination to make national security robust enabling it to effectively respond to the threats to national security without indulging in arms race.
The resolve was made at the 22nd Meeting of the Authority, which met with Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif in the chair in Rawalpindi on Wednesday.
The authority undertook a comprehensive review of the prevailing regional and international security environment.
It took note of the growing conventional and strategic weapons’ development in the region, and expressed serious concerns over the adverse ramifications for peace and security on this account.
The Authority expressed the resolve to maintain Full Spectrum Deterrence in line with the policy of Credible Minimum Deterrence.
National Command Authority expressed satisfaction on the measures in-place to ensure highly effective security of strategic assets and installations.
It reposed full confidence in the reliable command and control system of the national strategic capability and appreciated the high standard of operational preparedness of the strategic forces.
It re-emphasized Pakistan’s desire for establishing the Strategic Restraint Regime in South Asia.
The meeting approved to ratify the Convention on Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (Amended) by Pakistan.
The meeting was attended by the Federal Ministers of Defence, Finance and Interior, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Services Chiefs, Director General Strategic Plans Division and other senior officials.