To highlight positive applications of nuclear radiation, a national symposium was held at National University of Science and Technology (Nust) on Saturday.
The event, titled “National Symposium on Peaceful Applications of Radiation”, was organised by the Nust Science Society (NSS) which discussed the latest applications of radiation in agriculture, biotechnology, medical science and nuclear energy, said a press release issued by NSS.
The talks mainly focused on the applications and material processing which have proved prolific for the economies of several countries.
Speakers were of the view that Pakistani scientists can handle civil nuclear technology for power generation and the radiation can safely be harnessed for peaceful applications, as the country has over 30 years of experience of handling nuclear reactors.
They said research and investment in nuclear technology will not only prove to be consequential for the country but also for humanity in general.
The symposium also gave a first-hand opportunity to participants to understand the entrepreneurial aspect of nuclear radiation.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 15th, 2012.