Pakistan adopts latest int’l standards on nuclear safety, non-proliferation

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has assured the International Atomic Energy Agency that it is voluntarily implementing the Guideline and Code of Conduct on the Import and Export of Radioactive Sources.

The Code of Conduct seeks to help countries ensure that radioactive sources are used in a manner consistent with the highest standards of safety and security.

Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal in a statement today said Pakistan has been voluntarily implementing the Code of Conduct since 2005 and has put in place all the necessary arrangements and systems consistent with the recommendations of the Code.

He said Pakistan’s subscription to the Supplementary Guidance on the Import and Export of Radioactive Sources demonstrates its continued commitment to the latest international standards in the areas of nuclear non-proliferation, safety and security.

Dr Muhammad Faisal said Pakistan has run a safe and secure peaceful nuclear programme for more than four decades. Over the years, experts from Pakistan have also contributed to the work of the IAEA in the fields of nuclear safety and security.—Radio Pakistan