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Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif satisfied with country's nuke safety

Islamabad:  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today discussed Pakistan's nuclear, missile and space programmes with the newly-appointed chief of an army division which manages atomic arsenal, and expressed satisfaction over the safety and security of the
PTI June 24, 2015 16:32 IST
PTI

Islamabad:  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today discussed Pakistan's nuclear, missile and space programmes with the newly-appointed chief of an army division which manages atomic arsenal, and expressed satisfaction over the safety and security of the strategic weapons.

During a meeting with the Director General of Strategic Plans Division (SPD), Lt Gen Mazhar Jamil, Sharif appreciated security and safety mechanisms and said the SPD has played an important role in strengthening Pakistan's defence capabilities.

Lt Gen Jamil thanked the government for reposing confidence in his abilities for the assignment and assured the the Prime Minister that he would perform his duties to the best of his abilities, according to an official statement.

SPD is an important component of National Command Authority which is headed by the Prime Minister and exercises complete command and control over the country's nuclear and strategic capability structure.