Nuclear scientists from Pakistan win international awards

The Foreign Office, on Wednesday announced that Pakistani nuclear scientists and an institution bagged international awards, recognising Pakistan's advancement in the application of nuclear technology for the achievement of sustainable development goals.

The awards were jointly granted by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

These awards include the Outstanding Achievement Award to Pakistan’s Nuclear Institute for Agriculture and Biology (NIAB). The Team Achievement Award for work in the same area has also gone to a group of four scientists in the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC).

The 'Young Scientist Award' was won by a PAEC scientist for work in plant mutation breeding and related technologies. This was the third award.

The Foreign Office stated that these awards depict a better future towards nuclear advancement. The award certificates will be presented during the IAEA’s 65th General Conference in September 2021.