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HEC National Professor Award

HEC award for four academicians
Islamabad, April 20: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has conferred Distinguished National Professor Award on four academicians for their outstanding performance.

The award is presented to those academicians, who have shown exceptional performance in their respective fields, have set benchmark for others and played a vital role in raising the standard of research as well as academic status of the higher education in the country

HEC's Selection Committee in its annual meeting selected four professors out of 63 applicants for the year 2011. These included Prof. Dr. Saqib Ali (Chemistry), Prof. Dr. Saleem Ashger (Mathematics), Dr. M. Asif Khan (Geology), and Dr. Muhammad Sarwar (Veterinary Sciences). These scholars carry the title of HEC Distinguished National Professor for lifetime

Prof. Dr. Saqib Ali, Pride of Performance, from Department of Chemistry, Quaid-i-Azam University, completed his PhD from Poland in 1984. Having experience of 24 years of teaching and research, Dr. Saqib has won awards of Marie Curie Fellowship of CES in 1994-95 and George Forester in 1999-2000. He is fellow of two professional societies and has 324 international research publications with 298.564 impact factor to his credit. He has participated in 32 international conferences and produced 24 PhDs in Inorganic Chemistry

Prof. Dr. Saleem Ashgar, 'Tamgha-i-Imtiaz' and 'Sitara-i-Imtiaz', from Department of Mathematics, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology has a PhD in Mathematics. He has a rich experience of 39 years of teaching and research. He has won 13 national and six international awards and is fellow of nine professional societies. He has 253 International research publications with 242.2 impact factor and has supervised 15 PhDs

Dr. M. Asif Khan, 'Tamgha-i- Imtiaz', is working as Director at the National Centre of Excellence in Geology University of Peshawar. He completed his PhD in the Geology (Earth Sciences) from Imperial College, London in 1988. He has 30 years of experience in teaching and research. He has won three national awards and is fellow of two professional societies. He has 38 international research publications with 92.4 impact factor and 707 citation index. He has attended 52 conferences and produced 12 PhD graduates

Dr. Muhammad Sarwar, 'Tamgha-i- Imtiaz', is currently Dean, Faculty of Animal Husbandry, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. He did his PhD in Dairy Sciences from The Ohio State University, USA in 1992. He has 20 years of experience in teaching and research. He has won three international awards and is fellow of nine professional societies. He has 106 international research publications with 58.174 impact factor to his credit. He has attended 83 conferences and produced 13 PhDs. The news

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NUST 7th postgraduate convocation
Islamabad: Over 700 scholars received degrees in the disciplines of engineering, medical sciences, management sciences, information technology, physics and mathematics during the 7th postgraduate convocation of National University of Sciences and Technology (Nust) on Thursday.

The degrees were conferred on 686 MS and MPhil scholars while 20 were awarded PhD degrees. Gold medals were awarded to 58 scholars. Dawn

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Oxford to launch book on Pak cuisine
Karachi: The Oxford University Press (OUP), Pakistan, will launch its latest publication at a ceremony to be held at Frere Hall here on April 20.

The book is titled: " Food Prints: An Epicurean Voyage through Pakistan: Overview of Pakistani Cuisine" has been written by Ms Shanaz Ramzi.

The book celebrates the diversity of Pakistani cuisine and is a unique effort to bring to the reader the plethora of dishes popular in the country, tracing their origins and the legends surrounding some of them, says an OUP Pakistan statement here on Thursday.

It said that Managing Director of OUP Pakistan, Ms Ameena Saiyid, will present the welcome address. The author of the publication, Ms Shanaz Ramzi, will also speak on the occasion. app

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