PAEC Chairman for his dedicated work in transforming Pakistan into a science and technology center

Chairman of the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) dr. Raja Ali Raza on Monday stressed the importance of sustainable and dedicated work in all sectors of science and technology to help transform the country into a developed society.

NATHIAGALI (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – June 20, 2022): Chairman of the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) dr. Raja Ali Raza on Monday stressed the importance of sustainable and dedicated work in all sectors of science and technology to help transform the country into a developed society.

Speaking at the 47th International Nathiagali Summer College (INSC) session on physics and modern needs, he said increasing international collaboration and building bridges with the global scientific community will be an important element of that effort.

“Increasing synergies with foreign R&D institutions such as the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), the Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics (AS-ICTP), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Institute for High Energy Physics (IHEP) and Synchrotron Light for Experimental Science and applications in the Middle East (SESAME) will help the country accelerate the process of making Pakistan a dynamic science and technology hub, ”he said. He expressed hope that cooperation with these institutes would continue. will increase for the mutual benefit of all of us and continue to promote the growth of science and technology in the country.

The chairman of the PAEC called on young people to pursue scientific knowledge in order to become a useful, productive and rational citizen of modern Pakistan.

“It is our duty to introduce young people to the challenges of the modern world and to give them the opportunity to grow so that they can best serve the nation,” he said.

According to him, PAEC runs multidisciplinary programs. In terms of electricity generation, 4 Chashma nuclear power plants supply 1,330 MW of electricity to the national grid and two Karachi power plants supply 2,200 MW.

He said that in the health sector, 19 nuclear medicine centers provide the latest nuclear techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer by about 80 percent. cancer patients in Pakistan.

He said existing cancer hospitals are being refurbished, with new units being built and new state-of-the-art equipment being installed.

He said more than 132 different varieties of crops have been developed in agriculture and biotechnology, including rice, wheat, cotton, sugar cane greens, mung beans and lentils.

It can be mentioned that the PAEC has been organizing the College on an annual basis since 1976.

This year, Nathiagali International Summer College invited 34 experts from various countries, including the United States, the UK, China, Canada, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, South Korea, Malaysia, Brazil, Spain, Turkey, Romania and Estonia, to lecture on important issues. topics over two College weeks.

PAEC selected about 250 researchers from universities and research organizations across Pakistan from more than 1,200 candidates.

The 47th College addresses these topics. Machine learning and artificial intelligence; High power laser systems and applications; The latest trends in 3D printing and advances in quantum technology.

After two weeks of scientific knowledge discourse on July 2. Nathiagali International Summer College will be completed.

The idea to host the Nathiagali International Summer College on Physics and Modern Needs came from the prominent Nobel Prize winner, Professor Abdus Salam.

Over the years, about 1,000 well-known scientists and speakers, including eight Nobel Laureates from leading universities, research centers and industries in advanced countries, have lectured at INSC and shared their knowledge with more than 1,000 foreign researchers from more than 75 developing countries and about 11,350 researchers from advanced countries. Pakistani R&D institutes and universities.

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