ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Pakistan has become the first member of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) among Asian countries, said a press statement issued by the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) on Friday.

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APP reports, CERN has formally conferred its associate membership on Pakistan, following completion of required internal ratification process by it.

The associate membership will open a new era of cooperation between CERN and the Pakistani scientific community.

The membership will allow the country’s scientists to become members of the CERN staff and bid for their contracts.