Pak accords highest priority to safety of nuke programmes: Khar

     Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has told the United Nations that her country accords the "highest priority" to ensuring a fool-proof safety and security mechanism for the nation's nuclear programme. "Nuclear security is both a global challenge and a national responsibility," Khar said. "Over the years, we have put in place extensive physical protection measures, robust command and control structures, comprehensive export controls and wide-ranging regulatory regimes," she added. According to the Daily Times, Khar's remarks on Friday came during a speech to a high-level meeting on Countering Nuclear Terrorism. Khar also met with her Iranian counterpart Dr Ali Akbar Salehi on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session, the report said. According to the paper, the two foreign ministers discussed various aspects of the bilateral relations and noted with satisfaction that the intense and frequent interaction at the leadership level had put the relationship on the right path.

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