Pakistan’s nuclear security regime at par with int’l standards: FO

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday said it had established a comprehensive and effective national nuclear security regime which is at par with the latest international standards and guidelines.
The Foreign Office in a statement on eve of the second Ministerial Nuclear Security Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), being held in Vienna on 5-6 December 2016, said the regime is based on an extensive legislative and regulatory framework governing the security of nuclear material, radioactive substances, associated facilities and activities.
This is backed by strong institutions and organisations with the requisite authorities,resources and trained manpower for effective implementation, read the statement.
“Pakistan keeps its nuclear security systems and measures under constant review and continues to invest in relevant technologies and human resources,” read the statement, adding Pakistan had established an independent nuclear regulatory authority with wide-ranging regulatory and inspection mandate.