Pakistani PM vows to protect nuclear assets

By Xinhua

Islamabad : Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz on Tuesday vowed to protect the country’s nuclear assets at all costs and not to let any foreign forces enter Pakistan’s territory, the Associated Press of Pakistan reported.

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“We will never tolerate if anyone casts an evil eye on our nuclear assets,” the Aziz categorically stated in the capital Islamabad at the national flag hoisting ceremony to mark the 60th Independence Day of the country.

Pakistan is the only nuclear Islamic state and has a strong system in place to protect its assets, Aziz said, adding that the nation stood united to protect its nuclear assets that were being guarded responsibly through an effective command and control system.

“We will not let any foreign force enter Pakistan’s territory,” Aziz said, adding “We know how to defend our country.”

Aziz said weak nations could not defend themselves, but Pakistan was a strong country with a well-equipped army, ready to defend the country that would not let anyone challenge the national solidarity.

Aziz also paid rich tributes to the country’s armed forces for their role in helping the nation, whether it was under threat from external threats or the floods or the earthquake.