Pakistan ranked ‘most improved country’ in new Nuclear Security Index

The United States-based Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) has ranked Pakistan as the “most improved among countries with materials” in its Nuclear Security Index 2020 report. Pakistan had improved its overall score, by adopting “new on-site physical protection and cybersecurity regulations, improving insider threat protection measures, and more.” Pakistan’s score improvement for regulatory measures is the second largest improvement for regulations in the Index since 2012.

The NTI Index is a globally recognized assessment and tracking of nuclear security conditions in countries around the world. It promotes actions to strengthen nuclear security and build confidence, and it highlights progress and trends over time.

In February this year, at the third International Conference on Nuclear Security (ICONS) organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Pakistan said it had established a comprehensive and effective national nuclear security regime at par with international standards and guidelines.

Source: Arab News