Pakistan Named as a “Most Improved Country” in Nuclear Security!
An annual report issued by Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), a leading US non-proliferation watchdog reported that Pakistan improved in nuclear security index by 7 points.
Pakistan is ranked as a most improved country in nuclear security as the country’s overall score increased by seven points. An annual report issued by Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), a leading US non-proliferation watchdog said:
The NTI Nuclear Security Index is a public benchmarking project of nuclear security conditions on a country-by-country basis in 176 countries.
However, the country has steadily improved in this category over time with the passage of new regulations. Improving by eight points in 2014, two points in 2016 and six points in 2018.
“[Pakistan’s] newest regulations mark a much larger shift. Compared with other countries’ score improvements in the Security and Control Measures category. Pakistan’s increase of 25 points is the second-largest improvement of any country since the Index first launched in 2012.”
Furthermore, he report also highlighted Pakistan’s ranking in other categories.
“Pakistan scores high (67-100) in Domestic Commitments and Capacity. Medium (34-66) in both Security and Control Measures and Global Norms. And low (0-33) in Quantities and Sites, owing to its continued increases in quantities of weapons-usable nuclear materials. Also, low in Risk Environment. “
Commenting on Pakistan’s improved position on the index, United States’ former diplomat Laura Kennedy tweeted:
“One welcome bit of news reported by #NTIindex is that #Pakistan ranked as most improved in security of those countries holding nuclear materials.”
More so, the report stated because of its passage of new regulations Pakistan improved in nuclear security.