According to 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.
Commander Army Strategic Forces Command Lieutenant General Mian Muhammad Hilal Hussain 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.
The President and Prime Minister of Pakistan have conveyed their appreciation on successful launch of the missile system.
Chairman JCS Committee and the Services Chiefs have also congratulated the Strategic Forces, Scientists and Engineers on the accomplishment.