RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has expressed full confidence in Pakistan’s nuclear security, according to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).
“I am glad to see that it has instilled as a culture and the progress made in the recent past was praiseworthy,” the COAS said in reference to Pakistan’s nuclear security which he termed as sacred responsibility while interacting with officers and troops during his visit to the Pakistan’s Centre of Excellence for Nuclear Security (PCENS) on Friday.
In a press release, the ISPR said that General Raheel Sharif witnessed the state of the art facilities and ongoing training activities at the PCENS.
While lauding the high standards of professionalism and commitment of the Strategic Plans Division (SPD) security forces, entrusted with safeguarding Pakistan’s Strategic assets, the COAS expressed full confidence in Pakistan’s nuclear security regime.
The COAS said that as a responsible nuclear weapon state, Pakistan has taken several measures including setting up of the PCENS, to strengthen its nuclear security regime at par with international best practices.
General Raheel Sharif said that Pakistan has also offered this Centre of Excellence as a regional and international hub for imparting nuclear security education and training to the international community.
Moreover, he said that since its establishment PCENS has conducted several national and international training courses focusing on physical protection, personal reliability as well as safety and security of nuclear and radiological materials and facilities.
Earlier on arrival at PCENS, General Raheel Sharif was received by the Director General Strategic Plans Division Lieutenant General Mazhar Jamil.