Pakistan becomes only the 2nd Muslim country to become Associate Member of CERN

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By Web Desk August 1, 2015 15:49

Pakistan becomes only the 2nd Muslim country to become Associate Member of CERN

The first Muslim state was Turkey which became an associate member last year. Pakistan is also the first non-European country to achieve this status, which is a tribute to the dedicated scientists, technicians and engineers of Pakistan as well as its diplomats who have made this possible.

The agreement between Pakistan and CERN for Associate Membership was signed in the presence of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on December 19, 2014 in Islamabad by Chairman Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission and the Director General of CERN.

The agreement took effect upon submission of the instrument of ratification today (July 31, 2015) by Ambassador Zamir Akram, Permanent Representative of Pakistan in Geneva, to DG CERN.

Associate Membership of CERN is a recognition of Pakistan’s impressive credentials in the field of science and technology in general and the peaceful uses of nuclear energy in particular.

Pakistan has already made significant contributions to CERN’s flagship experimental project, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). As an Associate Member of CERN, Pakistan looks forward to benefitting from, and contributing more intensively to, the increasingly innovative and challenging scientific initiatives undertaken at CERN.

Deeper involvement in such initiatives will bring long term benefits to the people of Pakistan and contribute to our socio-economic development through the use of scientific breakthroughs and innovative technologies.



Web Desk
By Web Desk August 1, 2015 15:49
  • Saleem Haq

    A consolation gift for Pakistan by Nawaz, or God knows who? while at the same time he is busy looting the poor public’s money and imposing on them further taxes! These type of leaders are a curse for Pakistan and will remain so till the time General Raheel takes some serious action and brings Pakistan back to its feet!

  • Sikandar

    Agreed! Pakistan has already acquired nuclear capability but they should now work on civil nuclear technology & build safe nuclear power-plants! Nukes are only for deterrence! Civilians must benefit from this technology & Pakistan must take the route of Thorium fueled nuclear power plants for cheapest power generation!

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