Pakistan has recently connected a new nuclear reactor ‘Chashma-3’ to the national grid. Located at Chashma, a town in the Punjab, the Chinese-built reactor has an installed power capacity of 340 megawatts, according to the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission. Earlier, China had built Chashma-1 and Chashma-2, supplying some 600 megawatts of electricity to the national grid. Two other power plants are also under construction in Karachi and are scheduled to be completed by 2021. Pakistan’s Energy Security Plan envisages a nuclear power production of some 8,800 megawatts by the year 2030 and 40,000 megawatts by 2050.