Pakistan's nuclear and defence sites safe after flooding

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  1. LETHALFORCE

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    Pakistan's nuclear and defence sites safe after flooding

    Pakistan's nuclear sites and military installations
    remained safe and free from danger during the worst of the flooding to hit the country, the military said Thursday.

    "There is no danger to our defence and nuclear installations from flooding," military spokesman Major General Athar Abbas told AFP.

    "All our nuclear and military installations have remained safe and there is no further danger from flooding," Abbas added.

    Pakistan has a 325-megawatt Chinese-built nuclear power plant at Chashma, in south of Punjab province, and another being built on the left of the Indus river, which burst its banks.

    Weather forecasters signalled that the monsoon systems may ease off after three weeks of torrential rains triggered the devastating floods that have left nearly 1,500 people dead in Pakistan's worst natural disaster.

    The floods wiped out villages, farmland and infrastructure
    , and the UN aid coordination body OCHA said that more than 650,000 homeless families were still without basic shelter.

    Pakistan's nuclear sites also remained safe after 7.6 magnitude earthquake in 2005 which killed more than 73,000 people.

    Pakistan tested its nuclear device in May 1998, after South Asian rival India conducted its nuclear tests.

    There have been concerns in the West about the safety
    of Pakistan's nuclear arsenal from Islamist extremists.

    The United States is reported to have set up an elite squad that would attempt to secure its weapons if the government ever disintegrated.
     
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    Considering new theories that the floods were the creation of the pak army, not surprising their nuke sites are safe.
    If the theory is false then I'd say Bach gaye saale.
     
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    the flood is a spanner in the works for PA and the US
     
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    If it weren't for the press brief, I would have been suspicious. :p
     
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    Some months back i had read some where that Americans have planned to carry the Pakistani nuclear devices from Pakistan if they fear that the terrorists will gets their hands on them.And C-17s are ready for this purpose.And now this elite force.Just can't stop laughing at these cool ideas.
    LOL keep them coming.:emot112:
     

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