In a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the launch was conducted by Army Strategic Forces Command and was aimed at testing the operational and technical readiness of Army Strategic Forces Command.
Ghauri Ballistic Missile can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads up to a distance of 1300 kilometers.
The launch was witnessed by Army Strategic Forces Command Commander Lieutenant General Mian Muhammad Hilal Hussain, NESCOM Chairman Dr Nabeel Hayat Malik, KRL Chairman Tahir Ikram, senior officers from the strategic forces, scientists and engineers of strategic organizations.
The Commander Army Strategic Forces Command appreciated the standard of training and operational preparedness of Army Strategic Forces. The launch consolidates Pakistan’s nuclear capability which is aimed at peace and stability through a credible deterrence regime.
President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan have conveyed their appreciation on successful launch of the missile system.
Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee (CJCSC) and the Services Chiefs have also congratulated the Strategic Forces, Scientists and Engineers on the accomplishment.