Whose finger on Pakistan's nuclear trigger?

  • Whose finger on Pakistan's nuclear trigger?

    SLAMABAD - While the United States has officially refuted recent international media reports questioning Pakistan's nuclear safety mechanisms, saying that its security measures are state-of-the-art, it is the country's all-powerful army leaders who will have the final say in the use of nuclear weapons if it ever came to that.

    This is despite the fact that in theory the prime minister's finger should be on the nuclear trigger as chairman of the Nuclear Command Authority (NCA) that handles the command and control of strategic nuclear forces and organizations.

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    "Today every inhabitant of this planet must contemplate the day when this planet may no longer be habitable. Every man, woman and child lives under a nuclear sword of Damocles, hanging by the slenderest of threads, capable of being cut at any moment by accident or miscalculation or madness. The weapons of war must be abolished, before they abolish us."

    Source: atimes.com