In recent news, Pakistan’s Nuclear Institute for Agriculture and Biology (NIAB) bagged awards from the International Atomic Energy Agency and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). The awards were presented in the recognition of ‘Pakistan’s advancement in the application of nuclear technology for the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals, including food security’.
This was primarily due to the NIAB’s advancement in the application of nuclear technology for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which were later highlighted by the Foreign Office in a recent tweet.
📣 In recognition of 🇵🇰’s application of nuclear technologies for achievement of #SDGs, @iaeaorg & @FAO have announced awards for 🇵🇰’s institution & scientists in 3 categories. Civil nuclear technology applications in 🇵🇰 are contributing towards development & wellbeing of people. pic.twitter.com/53ENuubbya
— Spokesperson 🇵🇰 MoFA (@ForeignOfficePk) June 23, 2021
Moreover, a group of four scientists from the Pakistan Atomic Commission bagged the ‘Team Achievement Award’ while a scientist from the PAEC received the ‘Young Scientist Award’ for his outstanding work in plant mutation breeding.
According to the Foreign Office Pakistan:
“Extensive civilian nuclear applications in Pakistan are directly contributing to the well-being of the people and national development in the areas of public health, medicine, agriculture, industry, and nuclear power generation.”