Pakistan-US agree cooperation in civil nuclear technology



ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and United States of America have agreed to commence dialogue on civil nuclear technology.

US Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) President, Elizabeth Little-led delegation met Pakistan’s Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in Islamabad on Tuesday.

The agenda of meeting was focused upon investments and cooperation in various sectors while different perspectives for elimination of energy crisis were discussed.

While talking in a joint press conference, Elizabeth Little said that USA will cooperate Pakistan for vanishing energy crisis while help in bio-gas, wind energy and other sectors also be provided.

Little said that USA is initiating a 50MV wind mill project in Sindh and decided to announce more projects in near future.


  1. I think it is a major step in the relations between these two countries. Pakistan being sidelined I believe unjustly because of the U.S trying to raise Indian against China. Pakistan is as much a claimant to such a deal as is any other state now.

  2. Finally an American hand comes to
    rescue Pakistan from energy crisis. But isn’t too late, as this long awaited
    response come when number of civil nuclear cooperation projects is going to be
    initiated. Surprisingly, US was nowhere
    when Pakistan was in dire need of a support to come out of its energy dilemma
    or when Pakistan asks for a similar deal like US-India civil nuclear

  3. Pakistan
    has a small nuclear power program, with 725 MWe capacity, but plans to increase
    this substantially. Pakistan is energy deficient country and thus need
    a nondiscriminatory criteria
    based approach to
    access nuclear technology.
    Pakistan must be given equal rights and responsibilities in this regard. As Pakistan’s
    experience in the nuclear power programme provided auspicious environment to
    further develop nuclear power generation capacity.

  4. USA has to support
    energy deficient Pakistan. As Stephen Cohen, an eminent American
    expert on South Asia has asked Washington to formally recognise Pakistan’s
    nuclear status through civilian cooperation. As he wrote in his latest book
    “Shooting for a Century: The India-Pakistan Conundrum”,

    “Washington went part way down this road when
    it entered into a civilian nuclear deal with India that legitimised New Delhi’s
    nuclear status; it should find a formula that does the same for Pakistan, with
    the caveat that being a full member of the nuclear club means that Pakistan’
    and India’ must assume the obligations set forth for nuclear weapons states
    under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT).”