Women in the field of Nuclear Science and Technology were honoured during a special session ‘Women in Nuclear (WiN) Pakistan’ on the second day of three-day conference ‘Applications of Nuclear Techniques for Sustainable Socioeconomic Development. The session, organized by the Pakistan Nuclear Society (PNS) on Tuesday, aimed at empowering the women scientists in the field of nuclear science and technology by celebrating their achievements.
Addressing the event, the chief guest, Ex-Director of CTC Naseem Bhatti lauded the role of women in the field of nuclear science and technology saying that the field had a lot of opportunities for women which needed to be explored, especially by the future generations.
She said that the field of nuclear science and technology was once considered a no go area for women, “but now a lot of women are exploring this field due to the vast exposure.”
Earlier in her welcome address, Dr Ismat Fatima from Pakistan Nuclear Society highlighted the role of WIN forum, saying “Women in Nuclear Global (WiN Global) is a global non-profit organization of women working professionally in various fields of nuclear energy and radiation applications.”
She said that WiN currently had around 35,000 members including chapter members and individuals from 129 countries.
Talking about WiN Pakistan, Dr Fatima said, “WiN Pakistan has great potential to contribute in the field of nuclear science and inspire women to join and contribute in this field.”
She was of the view that formation of the formal executive body through election was required to make the forum more effective in the future. During the session, DCS/Head Electronic Division PINSTECH, Nazneen Kosar gave a presentation on ‘Instrumentation in Nuclear Power Plant’, while DCS/Head Chemistry Division PINSTECH, Dr Naila Siddique talked about the Nuclear Chemistry in her address.