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IAEA’s Chief Terms World-Class Nuclear Energy Safety in Pakistan

IAEA Director General praises Pakistan ‘world-class’ nuclear security.

The IAEA DG said Pakistan’s ability to build “new nuclear power plants shows a positive future” for nuclear energy and fulfilling Sustainable Development Goals while addressing a symposium in Islamabad on Thursday (SDGs).

The director general claims that there is substantial political support in Pakistan for new nuclear power plants.

Grossi praised Pakistan’s nuclear security and referred to nuclear facility safety procedures as “world-class.”

The IAEA director is in Pakistan for a two-day visit to talk about issues pertaining to the Pakistan-IAEA partnership.

Throughout his visit, IAEA chief Grossi met with Pakistan’s prime minister, Shahbaz Sharif, and foreign minister, Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, to explore cooperation between the two organizations in the fields of nuclear medicine, agriculture, industry, and power production.

Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal said Pakistan and the IAEA have a mutually advantageous relationship that spans all aspects of nuclear technology.

IAEA's Chief Terms World-Class Nuclear Energy Safety in Pakistan

The top officials “conveyed our intention to extend collaboration and support for the IAEA’s activities” during the huddles in addition to expressing their complete support for the agency’s different projects and programmes.

In spite of Pakistan’s low ranking of 158th among carbon-emitting nations, he say that it is one of the nations most badly impact by climate change.

In areas like cancer diagnosis and treatment, the creation of disease-free and high-yield crop types, and food preservation.

He claim that Pakistan had made significant strides in nuclear science and technology for the socioeconomic uplift of the nation.

As per minister, six operating nuclear power stations generate 8% of Pakistan’s total energy mix and provide clean, affordable electricity.

Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, a spokesperson for the Foreign Office, dispute that the IAEA chairman was in the nation to strike a “deal” about Pakistan’s nuclear programme during her weekly press conference earlier in the day.

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