ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will represent Pakistan at the forthcoming nuclear security summit to be held in Washington on the first of April.

The summit will discuss the future of nuclear security summit process and will determine pathways to secure and build on the achievements of the whole process.

Pakistan Ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani said that such high level participation by Pakistan reflects its strong commitment to nuclear security.

He said the United States has been very appreciative of Pakistan’s participation in these meetings. It has periodically recognized Pakistan’s active engagements with global community on the issue of nuclear security.

Meanwhile, in a policy statement on Pakistan’s nuclear programme, the US State Department said Islamabad is well aware of its responsibilities with respect to nuclear security and has secured its nuclear arsenal accordingly.