KU workshop on Biosafety, Health & Environment

Karachi, June 6(The News): To commemorate the World Environment Day a workshop on Biosafety, Health and Environment was held at the Institute of Environmental Studies, University of Karachi (KU) on Tuesday.

The Vice Chancellor, KU, Prof. Dr Pirzada Qasim in his inaugural address strongly emphasised the need for safety of human health and advocated a better quality of life. He observed that 35 to 45 per cent of our active life share is spent on executing professional duties. For our quality of work and beneficial utilisation of human resource, environment plays an important role. The Incharge of the Institute of Environmental Studies, Dr Moazzam Ali Khan welcomed the VC, guests and the participants and apprised the audience about the achievements and progress of the Institute. He also informed them about the successful organisation of the International Centre for Legumes in Mediterranean Agriculture (CLIMA) Conference in collaboration with the Area Study Centre for Europe and Centre of Excellence in Marine Biology, KU.

Dean Science Prof. Dr Nikhat Yasmin Siddiqui, Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Akhlaq Ahmed and Director Biological Research Centre, Dr Shakeel Ahmed Khan also spoke on the occasion. The workshop will continue for two days with the concluding session on June 7.

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