Energy Crisis and Nuclear Safety & Security of Pakistan

Energy Crisis and Nuclear Safety & Security of Pakistan

The global discourse on the utilization of renewable sources pivots around its sustainability and reduce cost of building the infrastructure once it is installed in its intended period. Energy through nuclear plants is sustainable, affordable, environment friendly and returns the cost of its infrastructure. It requires strict safety apparatus for nuclear plants/ facilities. The issue of nuclear safety; after the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster and past nuclear disasters like Chernobyl has profoundly influenced the global regime for nuclear safety.

In fact, the case against nuclear power generation was not as vehement prior to Fukushima disaster in 2011. Similarly, the international propaganda campaign against the security of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal after the terrorist attacks on Army General Head Quarters (GHQ) in 2009, PNS Mehran in 2011 and Kamra Air Base in 2012 has intensified. Pakistan is internationally acknowledged to be capable of safeguarding its nuclear facilities. It has a robust command and control structure since 2000 through which it can protect its nuclear facilities and its nuclear security apparatus can preempt and prevent any malicious activity against it.. Download PDF

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