Pakistan to build more nuclear plants, says PM Gilani

Pakistan's nuclear capability was purely for peaceful purposes, Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said while declaring that the country would build more power plants to meet its growing energy needs.
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Updated on Jun 28, 2011 01:43 PM IST
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IANS | By, Islamabad

Pakistan's nuclear capability was purely for peaceful purposes, Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said while declaring that the country would build more power plants to meet its growing energy needs.

Addressing a seminar, Gilani said Pakistan would continue to comply with the requirements of International Atomic Energy Agency's nuclear safeguard agreements.

"Building and operating nuclear power plants is vital to country's interests because of its severe energy deficiency," Gilani was quoted as saying by Associated Press of Pakistan on Tuesday.

Gilani said the Atomic Energy Commission was poised to achieve the 8,800 MW nuclear power production by 2030 and he hoped the commission would look beyond 2030 to build more nuclear power plants.

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