ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday said it had established a comprehensive and effective national nuclear security regime which was at par with the latest international standards and guidelines.  

The Foreign Office in a statement on eve of the second Ministerial Nuclear Security Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), being held in Vienna on December 5-6, said the regime was based on an extensive legislative and regulatory framework governing the security of nuclear material, radioactive substances, associated facilities and activities.

This is backed by strong institutions and organisations with the requisite authorities, resources and trained manpower for effective implementation, read the statement.

"Pakistan keeps its nuclear security systems and measures under constant review and continues to invest in relevant technologies and human resources," read the statement, adding Pakistan had established an independent nuclear regulatory authority with wide-ranging regulatory and inspection mandate.

It said Pakistan’s nuclear security arrangements were being recognised at the international level by several high ranking officials and experts.

During his inaugural address at the IAEA Nuclear Security Conference in Vienna on December 5, the IAEA director general, Yukiya Amano, expressed his appreciation for Pakistan Centre of Excellence on Nuclear Security (PCENS).