ISLAMABAD: Pakistan says it has an effective emergency response mechanism, including a nuclear emergency management system, to ensure security of nuclear materials.
This was stated by Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi while addressing a dinner hosted by President Obama in Washington.
He said a Nuclear and Radiological Emergency Support Center and a Nuclear and Radiological Emergency Coordination Center worked round the clock.
Tariq Fatemi said nuclear materials must never fall into the wrong hands and this is a global concern, which Pakistan fully shares.
He said radioactive sources are being employed everywhere in the private sector, hospitals, industry and research.
The Special Assistant said emergency preparedness and response constitutes effective deterrence against malicious acts and this requires significant training efforts, including those by nuclear security centres developed by states.