ISLMABAD - Muhammad Naeem, Chairman, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission and Dazhu Yang, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, signed Pakistan’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2020–2025 on 17 September 2019. A CPF is the frame of reference for the medium-term planning of technical cooperation between a Member State and the IAEA and identifies priority areas where the transfer of nuclear technology and technical cooperation resources will be directed to support national development goals.
Pakistan has been an IAEA Member State since 1957. Its 2020–2025 CPF identifies nine priority areas:
1. Food and agriculture 2. Human health 3. Water resource management 4. Nuclear safety 5. Radioactive waste management 6. Nuclear power development 7. Industrial applications 8. Climate change and environmental protection 9. Nuclear security and physical protection