RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Friday expressed full confidence in Pakistan’s nuclear security regime and lauded high standards of professionalism and commitment to safeguarding the country’s strategic assets.
The Army Chief visited Pakistan’s Centre of Excellence for Nuclear Security (PCENS) today and witnessed its state of the art facilities and ongoing training activities, said a press release issued by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).
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.
While interacting with officers and troops, he expressed that the nuclear security was a sacred responsibility and that, “I am glad to see that it has instilled as a culture and the progress made in the recent past was praiseworthy”.
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.
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.
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, the Army Chief was received by Director General Strategic Plans Division Lieutenant General Mazhar Jamil.