Pakistan warned by Germany on nuclear power generation risks

Dr Tilo Klinner, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, this week advised Pakistan to avoid seeking electricity generation from nuclear technology as it has both security and other environmental threats.

“A lot of risk is involved in electricity generation from nuclear technology. Not only security threat is involved, but the nuclear waste is also a big problem,” he said at a meeting with members of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI).

The German consul general was replying to KCCI President Mian Abrar Ahmed’s proposal that Germany should support Pakistan towards advancement of civil nuclear use. Dr Klinner admitted that energy is the biggest issue in Pakistan, which incurred immense damage to the country’s economy.

DrTillner said that there are many ways of cooperation in the alternative energy, including wind and solar. “Solar energy is promising for further cooperation,” he said.

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