Pak nuclear weapons completely safe: Dar

KARACHI: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar reiterated that Pakistan’s nuclear weapons were completely safe and the international community should have faith in the country.

Dar was speaking at the Atlantic Council, a Washington think tank, on Wednesday. Talking about the country’s nuclear weapons, he said there was “no risk at all”, and the safeguards in place to protect them were on equal footing with those of other nuclear countries.

Dar added, “We are committed to making Pakistan and the world safe. Have faith in us.”

When asked about relations with India, Dar said Pakistan was fully committed to the peace process. However, he said India is not ready to move the dialogue forward because of their upcoming elections. He hoped that once elections took place in India, the peace process would speed up.

He is currently in Washington to lead the Pakistani delegation at the annual World Bank IMF meetings.