All Pak nuclear installations in safe hands: Zardari

April 27th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban Islamabad, Apr.27 (ANI): Responding to concerns of the United States and the international community over its nuclear arsenal, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said all nuclear installations in the country are safe.

“All Pakistani nuclear installations are under extra security. I want to assure the world that nuclear capabilities in Pakistan are in safe hands,” The News quoted Zardari, as saying.

Recently, Washington had expressed serious concern over the threat to ’scattered’ nuclear installations in Pakistan.

Perturbed by the Taliban’s surge, US Secretary of States Hillary Clinton had said the deterioration of security in nuclear-armed Pakistan “posed a mortal threat to the security and safety of our country and the world.”

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, had also expressed concern that Pakistan may implode with nuclear weapons in near future, and also “use” them.

“My biggest concern is that if Pakistan gets to a point where it implodes, you’ve got a country that could be an Islamist, theocratic country with nuclear weapons which could both use them and proliferate them. One of our goals is to make sure that doesn’t happen,” Admiral Mullen had said. (ANI)

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