ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan Centre of Excellence for Nuclear Security (PCENS) conducted an International Training Workshop on “Evaluation of Physical Protection System” from April 8-12, 2019 in collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
The training event was attended by 18 foreign participants form Belarus, China, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Nigeria, Romania, Spain, Uzbekistan and Vietnam. Four IAEA Experts along with PCENS Faculty conducted the training.
The Chairman Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA) Zaheer Ayub Baig inaugurated the Workshop. The dignitaries from embassies of foreign participants, officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Strategic Plans Division, and representatives of Islamabad based Think Tanks also attended the Inaugural and Closing Sessions.
During the Closing Session, the Chairman Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) Muhammad Naeem, the Chief Guest appreciated the efforts of IAEA in promoting the cause of Nuclear Security by choosing Pakistan for the Workshop and ensuring participation of a sizeable number of participants.
The participants expressed complete satisfaction of conduct, curriculum of the course and the excellent training facilities provided at the PCENS.
PCENS over the years has evolved into an internationally recognized institution for imparting training in the field of Nuclear Security and Physical Protection. It is equipped with state of the art laboratories and other modern training facilities to impart training in various disciplines.
Being a responsible nuclear state, Pakistan has evolved effective nuclear security architecture over the years and has also developed substantial capacity of its institutions for imparting nuclear security training.