ISLAMABAD  - Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was given a detailed presentation Saturday by senior officials of the Strategic Planning Division and Pakistan’s Ambassador to China Masood Khan, who is also the chief negotiator on nuclear security, at the PM’s House.

The meeting was also attended by Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Khalid Shameem Wayne, Lt-General (r) Khalid Kidwai, foreign secretary and others.

The Nuclear Security Summit is scheduled in Seoul from March 26 to 28. The PM said the world recognised that Pakistan had evolved excellent security arrangements for its nuclear assets under the auspices of the National Command Authority (NCA), which enjoyed full backing of the Parliament because it was created by an act of Parliament.

Gilani said the Seoul summit represented the continuity because he had earlier attended the event in Washington in April 2010, adding that it amounted to Pakistan’s abiding commitment to its nuclear assets and civilian nuclear plants’ safety and security.

Earlier, the prime minster was briefed about the technical dimensions of the safety and security of nuclear assets including the state of art training to the personnel deputed at the nuclear installations.

The meeting also discussed the initiatives to augment the security mechanism in the light of the Fukushima incident in Japan by adopting a new technology in the mechanism.

Masood Khan briefed the premier from diplomatic point and said Pakistan had played a major role in strengthening the mechanism of the IAEA, which had recognised the contributions. The ambassador said the Seoul forum would provide an excellent opportunity to project Pakistan was a responsible nuclear power state of the world.