The National Command Authority at its meeting in Islamabad Thursday reaffirmed that Pakistan’s nuclear assets are completely safe.

The meeting‚ was presided over by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, at a time when Washington Post reported the US has allocated billions of dollars to spy on Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal.

Director General of Strategic Planning Division Khalid Kadwai briefed the meeting about the security and safety measures of the country’s nuclear installations and arsenals.

He said the world’s suspicions about Pakistan’s nuclear arsenals are baseless. It is holding in-depth discussion on the recent tension at the Line of Control and the fallout of any US attack on Syria.

The National command authority is the principal forum responsible for command and control of the country’s nuclear arsenal. It also looks after the security and safety of nuclear installations.

The meeting was attended by Foreign Affairs and National Security Adviser Sartaj Aziz‚ Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali‚ Finance Minister Ishaq Dar‚ Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and the three services chiefs.

The National command authority is the principal forum responsible for command and control of the country’s nuclear arsenal. It also looks after the security and safety of nuclear installations.

“Washington Post” reported that the documents available with the paper reveal broad new levels of mistrust in an already fragile security partnership and US efforts to gather intelligence on Pakistan are more extensive than previously disclosed by US officials.

Responding to a query regarding a Washington Post story, the Foreign Ministry said Pakistan has established extensive physical protection measures, robust command and control institutions under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister, comprehensive and effective export controls regulatory regimes to ensure safety and security of nuclear installations and materials.

“We follow best international practices and standards set by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA),” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

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