Pakistan rubbishes nuke-assets report in NYT

November 20th, 2007 - 2:05 pm ICT by admin  

Islamabad, Nov 20 (ANI): The Pakistan Foreign Office has rebutted a report published in the New York Times titled US Secretly Aids Pakistan in Guarding Nuclear Arms, saying that it gave distorted and exaggerated picture of our efforts to learn from best practices of other countries.

As a responsible nuclear weapon state Pakistan has always attached great significance to the security of its strategic assets. These assets are completely safe and secure under multi-layered security, and command and control structures that are fully indigenous, a FO statement said.

It further said that even the most advanced states continue to upgrade their systems and benefit from the experience of other countries,

Accordingly, Pakistan and the US have been engaged in mutually agreeable cooperation which is essentially in the nature of rudimentary training and ideas to strength security and surveillance, it added.

Authorities in Pakistan, during their briefings to the media and the parliamentarians, in a spirit of openness, have already been talking about this matter and there is nothing sensational about the cooperation, as the New York Times story appears to imply, the statement said. (ANI)

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