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Dr. Ansar Parvez takes over as new PAEC Chief.

ISLAMABAD, 06 April, 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- Renowned scientists, Dr. Ansar Parvez Monday took over as new Chairman of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC). The outgoing Chairman, Anwar Ali has completed his tenure of appointment. In a ceremony held at PAEC Headquarters, the incoming Chairman paid glowing tributes to the services rendered by Anwar Ali. In his farewell remarks, Anwar Ali advised the PAEC personnel and leadership to uphold time-honoured traditions of the organization and work selflessly for the strength and well-being of the country. He expressed his full confidence in the capabilities of his successor to steer the organization to yet higher levels of achievements and excellence. Dr. Ansar Parvez, who has risen up through the ranks of the organization, brings to his job rich experience in diverse disciplines of nuclear science and technology. His association with the Commission is spread over nearly four decades and has to his credit accomplishment of varied assignments in the broad areas of Reactor Physics, Nuclear Safety, Nuclear Power Planning and Economics and Human Resource Development. Dr. Parvez did his M.Sc. Physics from Punjab University, Lahore, securing a gold followed by M.Sc. in Nuclear Technology from Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad. He earned his Ph.D. in 1977 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of USA. During the course of his service in PAEC, he has been General Manager of Chesham Nuclear Power Unit-2. He was elevated as Member (Science), PAEC in 2006 to supervise the Commissions Programme in the domain of Nuclear Medicine, Agriculture, Biotechnology, R&D and Higher Education. Before his appointment as Chairman, he was Member, Nuclear Power Projects, looking after the Nuclear Power Development Programme of the country. Dr. Ansar Parvez is the 7th Chairman of PAEC since its inception. Before him, Dr. Nazir Ahmad, Dr. I.H.Usmani, Munir Ahmed Khan, Dr. Ishfaq Ahmad, Parvez Butt and Anwar Ali have served the Commission as Chairmen.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Apr 6, 2009
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