|Last Updated:||March 1, 2011|
|Location:||Approximately 20km SE of Islamabad|
The Sihala Enrichment Facility is reportedly a pilot enrichment plant built in 1978 using equipment and technology clandestinely acquired from Western states. The facility is not under IAEA safeguards, and no further open source information is available on its current operational status.
Source: Jeffrey T. Richelson, Spying on the Bomb (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2007), pp. 330-332; Nuclear Black Markets: Pakistan, A.Q. Khan and the Rise of Proliferation Networks (International Institute for Strategic Studies: London, 2007).