ISLAMABAD (APP) - Renowned nuclear scientist Dr Samar Mubarakmand on Saturday brushed aside the impression of any threat to Pakistans nuclear assets saying that these were fully protected under an effective command and control system. Such speculations are totally wrong and baseless. Some elements have been raising such things in the past too just to pressurise Pakistan in a specific time, he said while talking to media after addressing the 4th Convocation of the IST here. He was commenting on some media reports about safety of countrys nuclear assets. Dr Samar, who is presently N.I, H.I, S.I Member Science and Technology, Planning Commission of Pakistan, said Pakistan is worlds sixth technologically advanced country in missile field and 'knows very well how to protect its nuclear assets. To a question, he said nobody should have any objection if any country helps Pakistan in its nuclear programme for peaceful objectives like promotion of energy, agriculture and health sectors. He said about 15 nuclear centres were operating in the country where agriculture research programme was carried out and facility to diagnose cancer and its proper treatment was provided. Earlier, addressing the graduation ceremony, Dr Samar hailed the contribution of IST in the field of space technology and greeted the graduates for successful completion of their respective programmes. Now, he said Pakistan has sufficient skilled workforce to launch its own satellite system and hopefully the country would be able to launch its indigenously built Pak-SAT-I in 2011. He said some people who talk about the high expenses of nuclear programme, in fact did not know the importance of nuclear capability. Without nuclear power, Pakistan would have not survived after Kargil, Indian parliament and Mumbai incident episodes, he observed. Dr Samar, who was chief guest on the occasion, awarded 45 students with the BS degrees in Communication Systems Engineering and Aerospace Engineering. He gave away the President of Pakistan Gold Medals to Mehwish Ahmed of Communication System Engineering and to two twin sisters Asma Qadir and Ayesha Qadir who jointly stood first in the Aerospace Programme. He also decorated students Qasim Raza, Ahsan Ahmed Yousaf and Zohaib Ahmed Chohan from Communication Systems Department and Shuja-ur-Rehman and Ahmed Bilal of Aerospace Engineering Department with Vice Chancellors Medal for best final projects. Vice Chancellor IST Engineer Imran Rahman said: I reaffirm the commitment with the nation to provide technically sound, intellectually competent and morally the best professionals to take this country on new vistas of science and technology.