| GEO Pakistan|
| Chinese explosive scanners called in question|
| Updated at: 1455 PST, Thursday, July 01, 2010|
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority has informed the sub standing committee of Senate that explosive scanners imported from China should be used for checking of vehicles only keeping humans away at a distance of 40 kilometers.
A meeting of sub committee constituted to evaluate radiation impact on humans was held here.
The interior ministry officials informed the chairman committee Senator Talha Mahmood that four scanners will be imported from China among which two have already reached Pakistan. These scanners will be installed at four entry points of Islamabad.
Nuclear Regulatory Authority officials told the committee that interim permission to operate the scanner has been given till July 28. China will carry out maintenance for one year, which will later continue by Pakistani officials.