Pakistan’s nuclear programme has faced severe finical cuts during the last four years of the PPP government, Pakistan’s The News reported on Monday.It said that the PPP government is badly hampering many of its core classified projects and creating a situation that is described by some as a “technical roll back.”.

“The development budget of the nuclear programme has never been cut in the fashion as we saw during these four years,” The News quoted a well-placed source.

The source told the newspaper that Pakistan’s nuclear programme had been the top priority of every successive government but it was no more treated in a similar manner by the present regime.

The newspaper said that it was the scarcity of funding that the lion’s share of the available money was spent on security of the nukes and for non-development expenditure including salaries etc.