Pakistan has fully secure, robust nuclear command and control system: PM

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said Pakistan has a fully secure, reliable and robust nuclear command and control system under a full civilian oversight.

He was answering questions after delivering talk at Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

To a question about country’s civilian nuclear power programme, the Prime Minister said the government wants to diversify and utilize all resources to meet the energy needs of the country.

Shahid Khaqan said the issue of cross border incursions from Afghanistan is very serious.

He said Pakistan has an abiding interest in peace in Afghanistan and desires a negotiated Afghan-led solution of the Afghan problem.

He said Taliban are Afghan nationals and it is for the Afghans to find a way how to deal with them.

The Prime Minister said the Indian aggression along the Line of Control is aimed at diverting attention from its atrocities against the civilian population of Jammu and Kashmir.

He said Pakistan desires to engage with India on the core issue of Jammu and Kashmir on the basis of trust and respect.

To a question, he said Pakistan does not foresee any political or military role of India in Afghanistan.