WASHINGTON Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani remained under spotlight if not limelight during the two-day Nuclear Security Summit here that hammered out world nuclear assets security in apprehensions of what they termed nuclear terrorism. Whether it were the international communitys concerns over the countrys nuclear assets, or Pakistans efforts to market its demands as well as capacity to manage civilian nuclear plants, the Prime Minister Gilani was all over in the news of the Summit as well as that of its sidelines. In the context of Pakistan, relatively less apprehensive President Obama, a reportedly 'positive Indian Premier Manmohan Singh, and a number of world leaders concerned with the country facing brunt of so-called war on terror were significant marks in the given geopolitical scenario of the world. The Prime Minister was one of the leading speakers at the dinner that marked the formal opening of the conference where the leaders shared their perspectives about the threat of nuclear terrorism. Notwithstanding, President Obama appearing comfortable with safety and security of Pakistans nuclear assets, most of the world leaders with the Indian, one on top them, tended to draw this simple analogy of nuclear security and conventional security. There fears as propagated in the American media in the context of the Summit were suggesting that Pakistans nuclear arsenals could be accessed by terrorists, who have been rallying across its long porous border with Afghanistan. Although Prime Minister Gilani and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi did their best in a bid to seek legitimacy for its Pakistans nuclear programme, unfortunately they remained far short of even convincing the world about its capacity of safe and secure management of nuclear power plants. Still improvement in Pak-US bilateral relationships apart from the Summit was evidently noticed. The salute of honour at the Andrew Airbase, red carpet reception, and VVIP traffic routing of the PMs entourage were certain expressions of the American efforts to better bilateral relations as against special screening and singling out of Pakistanis. Moreover, the Prime Ministers inclusion in the selected eight speakers at the opening sessions was also significant, notwithstanding, apprehensive concerns of certain world leaders. Gilani, therefore, endeavoured to reflect an international stature in stressing that the threat of nuclear terrorism was global in nature and required measures for nuclear security by all states without exceptions. Prime Minister Gilani stated that, as a nuclear weapon state with advanced nuclear technology, Pakistan was fully aware of its responsibilities. It had put in place a robust nuclear security regime and was confident about the safety and security of its nuclear assets as well as the security of nuclear materials and facilities. He, once again, urged the adoption of non-discriminatory criteria for access to civil nuclear technology, to enable Pakistan to meet its growing requirement for energy. All nations must be in a state of constant preparedness for effective and timely response to such a threat, he added. According to the Prime Minister, so far, reported incidents of illicit trafficking of direct use nuclear material have been low. But there is no room for complacency here. We need strong national actions and greater international coordination to prevent illicit trafficking in nuclear materials, he maintained. The threat of terrorist acts involving dirty bombs is more real and it has global dimensions. We should take additional measures to combat this threat, emphasized, he said.