ISLAMABAD: Laura E Kennedy, a retired United States profession diplomat, on Wednesday hailed Pakistan’s improvement in security ranking in the NTI Nuclear Security Index.
The NTI Nuclear Security Index is a public benchmarking project of nuclear security conditions on a country-by-country basis in 176 countries.
“One welcome bit of news reported by #NTIindex is that #Pakistan ranked as most improved in security of those countries holding nuclear materials,” she stated in a tweet.
— Laura Kennedy (@AmbKennedy_ret) July 22, 2020
Pakistan performed nuclear tests in May 1998, soon after India’s nuclear tests, stating itself a nuclear weapon state. Pakistan currently has a growing nuclear toolbox, and stays outside both the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Defense (NPT) and the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Restriction Treaty (CTBT).