ISLAMABAD: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Wednesday approved Pakistan’s request for the application of Safeguards for nuclear power plant units K-2 and K-3 in Karachi.
These two units are pressurised water reactors of 1100 megawatt each and are being acquired from China. The approval was made by the nuclear watchdog’s board of governors meeting held in Vienna, Austria.
“Civil nuclear power generation is an important component of Pakistan’s energy security policy and a vital developmental imperative,” said a statement by the Foreign Office.
These power plants will serve as important vehicle to help meet Pakistan’s increasing energy needs and support sustained economic growth and industrial development.
Pakistan has the rare distinction of keeping all its civilian nuclear facilities under IAEA safeguards signifying its commitment to global objectives of non-proliferation.