IAEA hails Pak quality training on nuclear security

STAFF REPORT RWP: It is very impressive that Pakistan organises the training on nuclear security in a very systemic and operational manner. The country has been operating nuclear plants for almost five decades with commendable safety and security record. As a responsible nuclear state, Pakistan desires to contribute to the global cause of nuclear security.

These remarks were expressed by Director General International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano, during his recent visit to the Pakistans Centre of Excellence for Nuclear Security.

On the occasion, he was briefed on the training spectrum based on international best practices and standards on nuclear security, says an ISPR press release.

In pursuit of its vision, the Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Nuclear Security has been established in 2012 to impart training in entire range of activities, directly or indirectly linked with nuclear safety and security.

Maj Gen Muhammad Tahir, Director General Security, SPD, received the DG IAEA while Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid briefed him on the security of Pakistans nuclear assets.

Yukiya Amano appreciated Pakistans safe and secure operation of nuclear power plants and assured full cooperation in this regard.

Secretary SandT, Kamran Ali Qureshi, PAEC Chairman Dr Ansar Parvez and heads of 15 organisations of the ministry were also present in the meeting.

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