Prime Minister Imran Khan is seriously considering the nuclear option and has called National Command Authority meeting.
The National Command Authority is apex civilian command committee that takes care of various national matters.
The most important responsibility of the apex civilian command committee is control and operational command of the nuclear arsenal.
It is a united military command structure that informs the prime minister and the cabinet about the particular dangers such as military, nuclear, chemical and biological attacks.
The apex civilian command committee also guides the prime minister and the cabinet how to deal with these dangers timely.
The prime minister is the chairman of the command authority.
The need for the formation of this authority arose in 1998 when Pakistan successfully conducted the nuclear tests.