Pakistan takes security of N-stockpile seriously: US

WASHINGTON: Pakistan takes its responsibilities for securing its nuclear stockpile quite seriously, says the White House.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest made these remarks while commenting on a report by a US think-tank, also published in The Washington Post, which claimed that in 10 years Pakistan would have the third-largest stockpile of nuclear weapons in the world after the US and Russia.

“We continue to be confident that the government of Pakistan is aware of those responsibilities and takes those responsibilities quite seriously,” said Mr Earnest.

Pakistan has rejected the report as “utterly baseless”.

Mr Earnest said he had seen the think-tank report but did not have any official government assessment to share with the media.

He said that President Barack Obama had a long-term goal of “a world without nuclear weapons”. He convenes an international summit every couple of years to promote this goal.

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India will suffer if it attacks Pakistan: Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Defence minister

By PTI

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s defence minister today warned India that it will suffer “heavy losses” which it would “remember for decades” if it tries to “impose” a war on his country.

Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif said “Pakistan’s armed forces will defend every inch of their motherland at every cost”.

He was talking to media during his visit to village Kundunpur along the international border in Sialkot.

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Two killed as militants attack Jiwani airport in Balochistan

By Zafar Baloch

Gunmen armed with automatic weapons attacked Jiwani airport near Balochistan’s Gwadar district, killing two, officials said.

Up to a dozen attackers torched navigation equipment at Jiwani airport in Gwadar district before entering the building, a spokesperson for Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said.

“The attackers entered the building and killed a superintendent and injured a supervisor critically,” spokesperson Pervez George told AFP.

“Around 12 armed men on six motorcycles attacked the airport at around 4:30am killing a CAA engineer,” Gwadar Deputy Commissioner Abdul Hameed Abro said quoting SHO Jiwani.

“The assailants also kidnapped airport manager, Mehmood Niazi.” Later during the day, Niazi’s body was found from near the airport.

Further, the deputy commissioner said, “The airport radar system was also destroyed in the attack.”

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The airport has not been in use for the past 20 years.

Abdul Hameed Abro, a senior government official in Gwadar, confirmed the incident and told AFP that security forces had launched a search operation to recover the engineer and find the attackers.

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