Is Pakistani missile system program is reverse engineering of US Tomahawk cruise missile?

Islamabad: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif claimed that his government had reverse-engineered a US cruise missile. Pakistan’s renowned scientist Dr Samar Mubarakmand says he does not agree with the statement.

The PML-N supremo while addressing party workers today through video link said that his government had developed country’s missile programme through this reverse-engineering.

He claimed that the US in 1998 launched missile strikes against al Qaeeda basses in Afghanistan when one of the missile landed undamaged in Balochistan and it was sued for reverse-engineering to develop Pakistan’s own missile.

On the other hand, Dr Samar Mubarakmand giving an interview to an international media outlet said that the claim about reverse-engineering of America’s Tomahawk missile is baseless.

Saying missiles are very delicate, he said that it is not less than a joke that a missile falls and does not break into pieces.