Pakistan will get the associate membership of the European Organization for Nuclear Research Laboratory, Geneva (CERN) in June. This was announced by a CERN delegation that visited the country. Chairman, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, Dr Ansar Parvez said that the development will raise the collaboration level between Pakistan and CERN. He said that Pakistan fulfills all the criteria for becoming a CERN associate member, adding that the industrial base and experience of high-precision manufacturing enables Pakistan to make significant contributions to the CERN program.
This association is likely to benefit the country in the key areas of radiofrequency technology in the industrial sector, human resource development and technology transfer. It will also provide Pakistani scientists and researchers with new and innovative avenues of research and development.