Pakistan Nuclear Society

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Pakistan Nuclear Society
Abbreviation PNS
Motto Promoting the development of nuclear science and technology in Pakistan
Predecessor None
Formation 1992 (1992)
Type Scientific think tank
Headquarters PNS Secretariat
  • Islamabad, ICT
Region served
South Asia
Official language
Secretary General
Dr. ArShoaib Akhtar
Prof. Dr. Mustanser Jehangir
Khalid Mehmood Ghazali
Chief Financial Officer
Dr. Khalida Akhtar Gill
Affiliations ANS, ENS, CNS
Formerly called
Pakistan Atomic Scientists Society (PASS)

Pakistan Nuclear Society (Urdu: پاکستان نيوكلير سوسأٹى; Acronym: PNS), is an academic not-for-profit educational and scientific learned society devoted for the development of peaceful use of nuclear energy, and lobbying for the commercial nuclear power development in the country.[1] The PNS has approximately 1800 members (scientists, engineers, physicians, doctors and educators)[1] and 807 life members.[2] The PNS closely interacted with its associated international nuclear societies and organizations.

The PNS was established in 1992 by the group of senior scientists and engineers associated with country's nuclear deterrence, after participating in atomic bomb project in 1972.[1] The PNS provides understanding of the peaceful application of atomic nucleus, nuclear science, technology and allied disciplines, while lobbying for the nuclear power development for economical use.[1] Its first Chairman was Munir Ahmad Khan who succeeded in organizing the society and helped registered the society under the societies registration Act 1860, Constitution of Pakistan.[1] The PNS is governed by nine officers elected by the members for two year term, and its secretariat is housed at Islamabad.[1]

The PNS publishes The News (Newsletter of Pakistan Nuclear Society (PNS)),[3] and its annual meeting took place in the month of September each year.[4] The PNS is governed through an executive council comprising the president, vice-president, general-secretary, chief financial officers and numbers of coordinators.[4] The PNS closely interacted with following counterpart organizations:

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  1. ^ a b c d e f PNS Press. "Pakistan Nuclear Society". Vice-President of Pakistan Nuclear Society (PNS); Editorial press. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  2. ^ PNS Release. "PNS's Life Members". The Press list release of PNS Life members. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Publications: The News". PNS Editorial. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  4. ^ a b PNS Release. "Council of the Pakistan Nuclear Society". Prese Council of PNS. 

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