ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said nuclear weapons are cornerstone of Pakistans deterrence strategy and enjoy complete national consensus and support. Referring to an orchestrated campaign against Pakistans nuclear programme by some detractors, he said, We are determined to retain nuclear deterrence at all costs and no compromise will be made on our core security interest. The Prime Minister said this Friday morning while chairing a meeting of Strategic Planning Division (SPD) at the PM House where he was briefed on the qualitative upgrades in the Pakistan Nuclear Programme. The Prime Minister appreciated the ongoing progress in the areas of development strategy and consolidation of force goals. He expressed his governments full support to the countrys strategic programme, which was a vital component of Pakistans national security. Advisor to Prime Minister on Finance Shaukat Tarin, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Tariq Majeed, Director General SPD, Lt General (Retd) Khalid Ahmed Kidwi and other senior government official attended the meeting. Meanwhile, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General Tariq Majeed, called on Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilnai and discussed with him the ongoing military operation in Swat and other areas of Malakand Division, including the overall security situation of the country. Director General SPD, Lt General (Retd) Khalid Ahmed Kidwi was also present in the meeting. Meanwhile, the outgoing Australian High Commissioner, Zorica McCarthy paid a farewell call on Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani at the PMs House on Friday. The Prime Minister said that Pakistan considered Australia an important partner in global war on terror and was appreciative of its assistance for training of its law enforcing agencies and financial cooperation in this regard. He said that Pakistan would like its ties with Australia to be further expanded in multi-dimensional fields for the mutual advantages. The Prime Minister commended the outgoing High Commissioner for playing an active role in significantly improving Pak-Australia bilateral relations particularly for enhancing cooperation in defence, economic, education, agriculture and livestock sectors during her stay in Pakistan. The Prime Minister hoped that being a friend of Pakistan, she would highlight the ground realities and clear misperceptions about Pakistan in the book she intends to write on her one-year sabbatical on return from Islamabad. The outgoing Australian High Commissioner expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister and the government of Pakistan for extending all out cooperation to her in performing her diplomatic assignment in a cordial and friendly atmosphere which made her stay in Pakistan comfortable and successful.