ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad has published a booklet on “Pakistan’s Nuclear Security Regime”, as part of Pakistan’s practice to share information on the measures taken to further strengthen nuclear security and to demonstrate the high-level attention that nuclear security continues to receive in Pakistan.
The booklet has been published on the occasion of the third International Conference on Nuclear Security (ICONS) organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna on February 10-14, 2020, and its copies are being distributed among the participants of the ICONS.
The booklet is the second version of “Pakistan’s Nuclear Security Regime”, which was first published in form of a brochure on the sidelines of the second International Conference on Nuclear Security organized by the IAEA in 2016.
In a statement on Monday, the Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said that Pakistan has established a comprehensive and effective national nuclear security regime which is at par with international standards and guidelines. The regime is based on an extensive legislative and regulatory framework governing the security of nuclear materials, 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.
The Spokesperson further said that our affiliated institutes at Centre of Excellence on nuclear security have transformed into an international hub for imparting training and sharing best practices in the area of nuclear security. Pakistan’s nuclear security arrangements have been recognized at the international level by several high ranking officials and experts.