UoP, Zoology Dept observe World Animal Day

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The Golden Jubilee celebrations of Department of Zoology University of Peshawar kicked off in a ceremony held to observe the World`s Animal day at the Auditorium hall of Institute of Education and Research.

The students of BS programme prepared a documentary in connection with the day wherein they highlighted that around 5 million animal species exists in the world. They added due to the negligence from fellow Habitat colleagues, Human Beings, twenty seven thousand of them extinct annually. They revealed that if the condition persists 15 million of the animal species would extinct in the coming thirty years.

Earlier Chairperson of the department Dr. Naheed Ali presented the performance review. She said that the college has produced good number of Masters, M. Phuil and Ph. D`s since its establishment in 1963. She called for establishment of a Centre of Paristology and Vector Biology to study and take control over epidemics caused by animals in the region.

Vice Chancellor UoP Prof. Dr. Muhammad Rasul Jan who was the chief guest of the day said that we human should learn the lesson of living in harmony from animals. He added the celebration of fifty years demands that the present faculty should be more focused on their job and show ownership and commitment for academic excellence. He reiterated his resolve to take University of Peshawar from a teaching institute towards a disseminator of knowledge and ideally adapt to the role of an entrepreneurship. This is important because we have some of the best infrastructure and human resource that if utilized optimally can do wonders in the field of research and development, added Dr. Jan.

Dean faculty of life and environmental sciences Prof. Dr. Amir Nawaz advised that self accountability and the quest for staying current with demands of the globalised world should be the priority themes on the Golden Jubilee day.

Life time achievement awards were given to founder faculty member of the department Prof. Dr. Muhammad Nasim Saddique, veteran Zoologists Prof. Dr. Muhammad Salim and Prof. Dr. Sherry Nawaz.

Source: The Frontier Post