Pakistan’s nukes are safe: Interior ministerMay 18th, 2009 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 18 (IANS) Allaying fears that the Pakistani nuclear arsenal might fall into the hands of the Taliban, Interior Minister Rehman Malik Monday said: “If we can make nuclear assets, we can also secure them”.
Anti-Pakistan forces are using the Taliban to destabilise the country, he told reporters after visiting a relief camp in Mardan in North West Frontier Province (NWFP).
“It is astonishing to see how these elements (Taliban) are getting sophisticated weapons not even held by the Pakistan Army,” the Online news agency said Monday, citing Malik.
“If Taliban are the followers of Islam and want goodwill of the country, then they should put down arms. The issue can be resolved; but if Taliban use weapons against the government then they have to face the consequences,” he warned.
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