The Pakistani government has finished work on a draft set of national procedures for responding to a weapons of mass destruction attack, the Pakistani Business Recorder newspaper reported on Tuesday.
The disaster-response blueprint is the work of the Pakistani army's Strategic Plans Division and were ordered by the Joint Staff Headquarters. The policy offers recommendations for improving specific capabilities that might be utilized in the event of a strike involving chemical, biological, nuclear or radiological materials.
The WMD response policy awaits approval by parliament.
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