Pakistan says its nuclear assets safe

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Islamabad, Dec 3: Pakistan has categorically denied that there is any danger of its strategic assets falling into wrong hands.

''Pakistan's strategic assets are as safe as that of any other nuclear weapon state,'' Foreign Ministry spokesman Muhammad Sadiq said here today.

He said these assets were fully safeguarded and secure under the protection of a well established command and control system.

The spokesman dismissed the contents of a news story published by The Guardian on Saturday, regarding the safety of Pakistan's strategic assets, as ''outlandish musings by an academic.'' Commenting further on the irresponsible conjectures about external contingency plans, he said these were very dangerous ideas and people espousing them should be aware that Pakistan possesses adequate retaliatory capacity to defend its strategic assets and sovereignty.


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