As many as thirty two faculty members and scientists of the University of Peshawar (UoP) were awarded research productivity awards announced by Pakistan Council for Science and Technology for the session 2012-13 and 2013-14.
The Scientists were given award certificates sent from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Islamabad in ceremony held at the UoP. Vice Chancellor UoP Prof. Dr. Muhammad Rasul Jan, who himself was one of the productive scientist gave away certificates to the winners.
Noted among the Productive Scientists were Prof. Dr. Jasmin Shah, Dr. Anwar ul Haq, Dr. Salma Bilal, Prof. Dr. Abdul Naeem Khan, Prof. Dr, Fazlullah Bangash, Prof. Dr. Hasan Mahmood Khan, Prof. Dr. Ikhtiar Khan, Prof. Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad, Prof. Dr. Khurshid Ali, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ishaq, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Nisar Khan, Dr. Fazli Nasir, Prof. Dr. Rafiullah Khan, Prof. Dr. Nazarn ul Islam and Prof. Dr. Bashir Ahmed.
The award of (late) Prof. Dr. Shakirullah Khan was received by Director Institute of Chemical Sciences Prof. Dr. Yousaf Iqbal.
University of Peshawar appreciate the services of its researchers who made it to elite list of productive scientists within the country and became pride for this institution, said Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Rasul Jan on the occasion.
He added that it’s good to see people from chemical sciences, pharmacy and biotechnology contributing to the research pool of the country. But at the same time I want more departments to come up and prove its mettle by unearthing the potential that lies within the faculty members and research scholars, he maintained.
Dr. Jan said that in order to groom the students’ intellectual property it’s important for the teachers to spend more contact time with the students. He announced constituting a forum of researchers which would meet twice a month to derive strategy for bringing improvements in the research culture of varsity.