Pakistan yet to get self-sufficiency in N-power

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Out of many phases of building nuclear power plants Pakistan has attained self-sufficiency in some stages, however, complete self-sufficiency in building atomic reactors is a lengthy process, Member Engineering Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) Syed Ziauddin has said.

He was addressing a seminar on “Nuclear Energy Scenario in Pakistan” organised by Pakistan Nuclear Society (PNS) in Islamabad.

He said Pakistan was preparing as many as 500 instruments used in atomic reactors with its own resources, however, the country has to import majority of the tools and parts.

He was of the view that nuclear power plants should be built after making due consultations.

Addressing the seminar Dr Ishfaq Ahmad (NI, HI, SI), former chairman PAEC, said Pakistan nuclear energy programme is running successfully on international safety parameters outlined by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Earlier, Dr Syed Javaid Khurshid, President PNS, shed light on the mandate of Pakistan Nuclear Society to promote research and development in nuclear science and technology.

He said after generating energy from nuclear power plants Pakistan could reduce carbon emissions and maintain transmission of electricity on a large scale.

M. Naeem, Chairman PAEC, while giving presentation on PAEC civil nuclear programme 2030 and beyond, said that since 1975, Pakistan in collaboration with China had started peaceful use of nuclear technology.

He said that PAEC had excellent integrated power planning, waste management techniques, operations and maintenance, quality assurance, human resource development, an above all best geological survey team before starting any project.


Published in: Volume 07 Issue 06

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