Pak denies it's seeking Chinese N-reactors

Earlier, a British daily reported that Pakistan is holding talks with China to purchase six nuclear reactors.

world Updated: Jan 04, 2006 18:59 IST

Pakistan has denied a report published in a British newspaper that it was engaged in talks to purchasesix nuclear reactors valued at $7 billion from China, according to the daily Dawn.

Foreign Office spokesperson Tasneen Aslam told BBC on Tuesday that Pakistan stands in need of safe nuclear energy in the wake of its fast growing economy. Pakistan wants that it acquires resources of safe nuclear energy, she added, according to the media report.

The Financial Times report that Pakistan is holding talks with China to purchasesix nuclear reactors is "not correct," she said.

The FT said these reactors will be used to produce over 4,000 megawatt electricity.

First Published: Jan 04, 2006 18:59 IST