Pak N-programme indigenous, peaceful: PAEC

Amanullah Khan

Karachi

The indigenized fuel and spares are the hallmark of Pakistan’s nuclear program for peaceful purpose being carried out by Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC), said Muhammad Naeem Chairman PAEC while addressing a Seminar on “ USE OF Nuclear Energy or Humanity” organized by Rabita Forum International in Karachi today. The Chairman PAEC while recalling the days when Pakistan was denied of
fuel and spares supply of Karachi Nuclear Power Plant KANUPP which proved a blessing in disguise as our scientists and engineers successfully produced nuclear fuel and spares for power plant and spare for KANUPP which has come its age of 45 years yet it is contributing its share by inducting power into the national grid. Sharing the Nuclear vision of Pakistan he said that Pakistan has a target to contribute at least 20 percent of the total power generation while the total power production of nuclear power plants will achieve and generation level of 8,800mw by 2030. He was confident that K2 and K3 nuclear power plants coming up in Karachi will add 2200mw into national grid by 2021 whil Chasma five to produce 11 mw while which is also on its to completion. He said that PAEC not only performing at par in the power sector but focusing more on human servicing and have done extremely well in the agriculture, health and education sectors. He disclosed that it was the quality performance of the PAEC which relies stringently on merit in induction and training and promotion, the government asked the PAEC to make Heavy Mechanicl Complex economically and commercially viable by the PAEC. He said that this sick unit has now showing sign of improvement and would soon come into stream in near future.
Seminar was addressed by prominent scholars and scientists including Prof. Shahida Wizarat Director Research Insitution of IBA, Syed Yousuf Raza, Member of power PAEC, Dr. Shahid Mansoor Director Insitute Biotechnology and Genetic Engieering, Dr. Mohammad Ali Memon and Nusrat Mirza the organizer of the Seminar.
Some experts say that though Pakistan is producing power from conventional resources it would have to make use of solar and N-Power.

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