Pakistan to maintain full spectrum deterrence capability: NCA

Sep 09, 2015
    172.16.16.9_04_20150909150038271 ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday presided over a meeting of National Command Authority (NCA) in Islamabad and reviewed national security matters, Samaa reported. According to Samaa correspondent, the Prime Minister was briefed over strategic and nuclear assets of the country in the high-level meeting at Joint Staff Headquarters. The meeting discussed various matters pertaining to national security and defence, including the recent tension between Pakistan and India, reports said. The meeting was attended by Federal Ministers Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Ahsan Iqbal, Khawaja Saad Rafique, Ishaq Dar, Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Rashad Mahmoud and the three services chiefs, PM House spokesman said. Pakistan seeks strategic stability in South Asia According to ISPR, the PM acknowledged sacrifices and success in the ongoing Zarb-e-Azb operation. “In view of growing conventional asymmetry, NCA reiterated national resolve to maintain full spectrum deterrence capability, in line with dictates of 'Credible minimum Deterrence' to deter all forms of aggression, adhering to policy of avoiding an arms race,” DG ISPR said. “Pakistan seeks peace and strategic stability in South Asia as corner stone of its policy, considers conflict resolution as the mean to achieve this,” - Samaa

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