IAEA chief applauds Pakistan’s efforts to maintain nuclear safety, foresees a bright future for nuclear power

The UN chief conducted a two-day visit to Pakistan from 15th February 2023 to 16th February and spent this time visiting employing nuclear technology. 

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  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Rafael Grossi has lauded Pakistan’s effort to maintain its nuclear safety record.
  • The chief remarked that he foresees a bright future for nuclear power in the nation. The UN chief conducted a two-day visit to Pakistan from 15th February 2023 to 16th February and spent this time visiting employing nuclear technology.
  • Pleasure meeting DG IAEA@rafaelmgrossi. Emphasized on expanding excellent ongoing coop. in agri, health, medicine, cancer treatment & other areas. Will further enhance coop. in growing role of nuclear appl. to deal with challenges of climate change, water, energy & food security. //t.co/pnsudf6RUt”>pic.twitter.com/pnsudf6RUt

    — BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) February 15, 2023

  • UN Chief Lauds Pakistan’s efforts

  • While speaking at a seminar hosted by the Centre for International Strategic Studies (CISS) in Islamabad, he said that the political will in the country and its technical capacity, along with the nuclear safety record are the reason for his positivity regarding the prospects for the expansion of nuclear energy.
  • Grossi added that there is significant support for new nuclear power plants in Pakistan, and further observed that the nation has a ‘world-class and impeccable’ nuclear safety record. Moreover, the //blog.siasat.pk/pakistan-produces-less-than-1-of-global-carbon-emissions-yet-it-is-one-of-the-top-countries-impacted-by-climate-change/”>country has technical and engineering capacity for nuclear power plants, including SMRs, which shows a promising future in the field, and achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Ahsan Iqbal said that Pakistan has a mutual relationship with the IAEA, which includes all areas of nuclear technology.
  • The Minister said that Pakistan has achieved significant milestones in nuclear science and technology for the socio-economic development of the country in areas like cancer treatment and diagnosis, development of high-yield and disease-free crops, and food preservation. Nuclear power facilitates the production of clean and cheap energy, which currently makes up 8% of Pakistan’s energy mix, with only six operational nuclear power plants.
  • Met with IAEA delegation led by DG Mr Rafael Mariano Grossi & discussed cooperation in nuclear engineering. I urged upon IAEA to grant Pakistan NSG membership & highlighted Pakistan’s nuclear safety record. Later addressed a seminar with him on climate disaster mitigation. //t.co/CghC5HBqSX”>pic.twitter.com/CghC5HBqSX

    — Ahsan Iqbal (@betterpakistan) February 17, 2023

  • CISS Ambassador Executive Director Ali Sarwar Naqvi said that Pakistan and IAEA will continue in their joint efforts to a safer and cleaner world through a long-standing partnership. He added that //foreignpolicy.com/2023/02/17/pakistan-floods-climate-change-adaptation-education-language-accessibility-global-south/”>climate change is one of the biggest threats to humanity, and the country is aware of this issue.
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