PM Gilani: Pakistan’s participation at the nuclear security summit endorses the legitimacy of its nuclear programme; Obama reiterates scope for further improvement in Pakistan’s nuclear weapons security;
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Email
  • Whatsapp
  • Linkedin
  • Print
  • PM Gilani attended the 47-nation Nuclear Security Summit hosted by President Obama in Washington. Speaking to media persons on April 14 at the end of the summit, Mr. Gilani asserted that the legitimacy of Pakistan‘s nuclear programme was endorsed as a result of participating in the summit.1 President Obama on his part, while expressing faith in the security of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons, reiterated the scope for further improvement in the area.2

    The UN in its report on the assassination of former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto stated that the lack of ‘adequate security’ was responsible for Ms. Bhutto’s death in 2007.3 The report indicted the police for not carrying out investigations in an appropriate manner. In the wake of the report, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) repeated its charge that former President Musharraf had “failed” to ensure proper security for Ms. Bhutto which led to her assassination.4

    In other developments, at least 7 people were killed and 100 injured on April 12 in Abbottabad when police opened fire to disperse protesters who were opposing the renaming of NWFP as Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.5