Nuclear security at par with international standards: Pakistan

A brochure outlining Pakistan's nuclear security regime was distributed to delegates attending the second Ministerial Nuclear Security Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

By: PTI | Islamabad | Published:December 6, 2016 9:18 pm

Pakistan on Tuesday claimed it has established a comprehensive and effective national nuclear security regime which is at par with the latest international standards and guidelines. A brochure outlining Pakistan’s nuclear security regime was distributed to delegates attending the second Ministerial Nuclear Security Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna this week, Foreign Office said.

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“Pakistan has established a comprehensive and effective national nuclear security regime which is at par with the latest international standards and guidelines,” it said.

“The regime is based on an extensive legislative and regulatory framework governing the security of nuclear material, radioactive substances, associated facilities and activities. This is backed by strong institutions and organizations with the requisite authorities, resources and trained manpower for effective implementation.” FO said that Pakistan keeps its nuclear security systems and measures under constant review and continues to invest in relevant technologies and human resources.

Pakistan has also established an independent nuclear regulatory authority with wide-ranging regulatory and inspection mandate, it added. According to FO, Pakistan’s nuclear security arrangements have been recognised at the international level by several high ranking officials and experts.

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