Strategic Programme reinforces peace: Prime Minister

Islamabad, June 19, 2013 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has expressed his full confidence in the management and security structures of Pakistan’s nuclear capability. He said that the Strategic Programme had matured over the years, and had ensured full spectrum deterrence against external aggression, thereby re-inforcing peace in the region.

The Prime Minister expressed these views at the end of a special briefing on Pakistan’s Strategic Programme by the Director General Strategic Plans Division, Lieutenant General (Retired) Khalid Ahmed Kidwai.

The Prime Minister, who is the Chairman of the National Command Authority (NCA), reiterated his government’s unstinted resolve and commitment to the centrality of the Strategic Programme to national security.

The briefing was attended by the Finance Minister Mr. Ishaq Dar, Special Advisors, Mr. Sartaj Aziz and Mr. Tariq Fatmi, and Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General Khalid Shameen Wynne.

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