Islamabad, Feb 21 (PTI) Pakistan today said it has conveyed to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) its intention to subscribe to the guidance on the import and export of radioactive sources. Also Read - 5 Members Of Hindu Family Found Dead in Pakistan's Multan With Throat Slit

The Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) said in a statement that the guidance supplements the code of conduct on the safety and security of radioactive sources which, although not legally binding in nature, is an important component of the global nuclear safety and security regime. Also Read - Pakistan PM Imran Khan Wins Trust Vote in National Assembly

The code of conduct seeks to help countries ensure that radioactive sources are used in a manner consistent with the highest standards of safety and security. Also Read - Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan Lashes Out at Opposition For Making Mockery of Democracy

“Pakistan has been voluntarily adhering to the code of conduct since 2005 and has put in place all the necessary arrangements and systems consistent with the recommendations of the code,” said the FO.

The supplementary guidance is aimed at enhancing the safety of radioactive sources during transfer from one state to another, in accordance with their respective national legislation and relevant international commitments.

The FO said Pakistan has run a “safe, secure and peaceful” nuclear programme for more than four decades.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.