The President of Zoological Society of Pakistan
and the Congress Organizing Committee cordially invite the
Fellows/Members of the Society and all other scientists interested
in various disciplines of Zoological Sciences to take part.
The scientific program will consist of plenary
lectures and oral presentations. There will be three sessions each
day. The first session will start at 9.00 am. The paper reading
session will start immediately after inauguration and will continue
till the 3rd day. Fifteen minutes will be allowed for presentation
of paper and discussion. Poster session is also arranged specially
for the younger scientists.
A committee will review the posters and adjudge
the first, second and third best posters. The authors of these
posters will be given certificates at the Closing Ceremony on the
third day of the Congress.
It is also pertinent to mention here that Prof.
Dr. Bashir Ahmed Sheikh, Vice Chancellor, Sindh Agriculture
University, Tandojam supervise and look after the arrangements as
Chief Organizer. Near about three months before, SAU also organized
'National Conference on Agricultural and Animal Science in November,
2004 at Campus. This is the second time of positive activity at
campus in which hundreds participants belongs to Universities and
Colleges of Pakistan, Agriculture Research Institutes (ARI),
Agriculture Research Stations (ARS), Agriculture Training Institutes
(ATI), Central Cotton Research Institute (CCRI), National
Agricultural Research Centre (NARC), Nuclear Research Institutes of
Agriculture and Biology, Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC),
Technology Transfer Institute (TTI) will attend the conference and
authors (of the above organizations) will present their research
This congress will also provide a platform to the
researchers, extension workers, teachers and students to discuss on
various current issues and share their experience with each other.
It will serve as better training source to the practically working
scientists and on whole future strategies could be formulated to
solve the problems faced by the relevance.
Meanwhile, the conference will provide a forum to
interact with fellow scientists, researchers and farming community
to identify the issues and challenges lying ahead to better serve
the nation and to keep country in the research and development areas
compatible with international standards in various fields
Biological-nearly related to zoological sciences.
It may also be kept in mind that the Zoological
Society of Pakistan will honor Medals and Awards to its Fellows for
their scientific contributions to the discipline of Zoology. The
committees are specially constituted for this purpose which will
decide and select an outstanding zoologist out of the nominees.
Award giving ceremony will be held during the
inaugural session of 25th Pakistan Congress of Zoology. Citation of
the award will also be read before conferring the medal which is in
the form of a medal and a certificate as follows:
GOLD MEDALS AWARDING CEREMONIES
The Twelfth Mujib Memorial Gold Medal will be
awarded to a student of Karachi University, standing first in the
recent M.Sc. Zoology examination, with specialization in
The Twelfth Muzaffer Ahmad Gold Medal will be
awarded to a student of the Punjab University, standing first in the
recent M.Sc. Zoology examination.
The Tenth Muhammad Afzal Hussain Qadri Memorial
Gold Medal will be awarded to M.Sc. Zoology student of University of
Karachi obtaining first position.
The Seventh M.A.H. Qadri Memorial Gold Medal will
be awarded to a student of Karachi University, obtaining Ph.D.
Zoology degree in Parasitology.
The Fifth Prof. Imtiaz Ahmed Gold Medal will be
awarded to a student of Karachi University, standing first in the
recent M.Sc. Zoology examination with specialization in Entomology.
The Fourth Ahmed Mohiuddin Memorial Gold Medal
will be awarded to a student of University of Sindh, Jamshoro
standing first in the recent M.Sc. Zoology examination.
The Fourth Prof. Dr. S.N.H. Naqvi Gold Medal will
be awarded to successful Ph.D. Zoology specializing in the field of
Toxicology from University of Karachi.
ZOOLOGIST OF THE YEAR AWARD
A committee specially constituted for this
purpose will select an outstanding Zoologist out of the nominees.
PROF. A. R. SHAKOORI GOLD MEDAL
The Sixth Prof. A. R. Shakoori Gold Medal will be
given to a young researcher up to the age of 45 in any area of
PROF. DR. MIRZA AZHAR BEG GOLD MEDAL
The fifth Prof. Dr. Mirza Azhar Beg Gold Medal
will be given to a young researcher up o the age of 45 in Ecology/
Wildlife/Vertebrate Pest Management/Taxonomy/Fisheries.
PROF. DR. NASIMA M. TIRMIZI GOLD MEDAL
The Second Prof. Dr. Nasima M. Tirmizi Gold Medal
will be given to a researcher in the field of Marine Sciences.
SRI LANKA, PAKISTAN DISCUSS BILATERAL TRADE
The Commerce Minister of Pakistan Humayun Akhtar
Khan met the President of Sri Lanka Mrs. Chandrika Kumaratunga at
Marriott Hotel, Islamabad to discuss bilateral trade relationship.
The Commerce Minister expressed Pakistan's
concern on the recent Tsunami Tragedy affecting Sri Lanka. He said
that the visit of the President of Sri Lanka was an historic event
and both the countries would be exchanging diplomatic notes to
initiate a bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA) . This would be the
first FTA of Pakistan with any country.
The minister expressed that bilateral FTA was
possible only with the political support extended by the President
of Sri Lanka during the recent visit of the Prime Minister of
Pakistan to Sri Lanka. This support indicated deeper political
relations between the two countries, he added. He stated that
bilateral FTA was the beginning of deeper economic and commercial
relations with Sri Lanka.
CDC TO LAUNCH A SERIES OF ROAD SHOWS
The Securities & Exchange Commission of
Pakistan (SECP) and the Central Depository Company of Pakistan
Limited (CDC) have taken another lead in the development of the
Capital Market by initiating a series of Road Shows on Investment to
educate small investors about the stock markets. These shows are
planned in cities including Sialkot, Peshawar, Quetta, Multan and
Faisalabad in order to expand the investors' base. Chairman SECP Dr.
Tariq Hassan will inaugurate the first show of the series in Sialkot
on February 12.
CDC is the infrastructure company of the capital
market and offers unmatchable benefits of instant shares credit,
greater liquidity, stamp duty and postage cost savings, reduced
workload and costs for issuers, quick service and convenient
accommodation of huge volume issues. CDC has come a long way since
its beginning in 1997 under the capital market reforms. The company
has facilitated investors in the best possible way and has
introduced a number of services.
CDC's Chief Executive Mr. Hanif Jakhura informed
that the Road Shows are targeted to attract savings to the capital
market from these small cities, educate intending investors about
the risks and benefits and address the misconceptions associated
with stock market investments. He said that this initiative would
also help fund managers, brokerage houses and financial institutions
reach investors in small cities across Pakistan.
FEDEX EXPRESS FIRST TO TAKE DELIVERY OF AIRBUS
FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE:
FDX), recently announced that it will be first to take delivery of
the giant Airbus A380-800F in August 2008 and the first to deploy
the plane in service for its global customers.
"The A380 will play a significant role in
our ongoing efforts to expand our networks and broaden our range of
services," said Frederick W. Smith, chairman, president and
chief executive officer, FedEx Corp. "With its ability to
provide greater network capacity with lower direct operating costs,
the A380 will facilitate even more global trade, and the ultimate
beneficiaries will be our customers, and future customers, around
Delivery of the first A380 cargo plane will be
followed by two more by the end of 2008, three more in 2009, three
in 2010 and the 10th in 2011. FedEx also holds options for 10
HABIB BANK DISBURSES RS7,628M IN AGRICULTURAL
Habib Bank has disbursed agricultural finances of
Rs7,628m during the first half of year 2004-05, against a target of
Rs4,000m allocated by State Bank of Pakistan, showing an achievement
of 191 percent more than the amount of Rs3,812m disbursed during
corresponding period last year.
Habib Bank is focusing on agricultural financing
in a big way catering to the needs of all sub sectors of
agricultural sector, as it is the backbone of the country's economy,
contributing 25 percent to the national GDP.
Agricultural finances of Rs7,628m disbursed
during the last 6 months by Habib Bank includes Rs866m for tractors,
Rs39m for tubewells, Rs43m for godowns and cold storages, Rs313m for
livestock and dairy, Rs306m for poultry in addition to financing for
production purposes for crops, fruits, vegetables etc.
IT MINISTER VISITS DHL CALL CENTRE
The Federal Minister for Information Technology,
Awais Ahmad Khan Leghari, recently visited the corporate head office
of DHL Pakistan during his visit to Karachi. Upon his visit he was
given comprehensive presentations on DHL Pakistan's Customer Service
capabilities and its Hi-Tech Call Center facility. He was also given
a tour of the state-of-the-art Information Systems department of DHL
Pakistan led by Faysal Ali Khan, Director. The director also gave
Awais Leghari the presentations on various ways of track & trace
of shipments via the Internet and the GSM technology used by DHL
Pakistan. He was informed that this system was introduced by DHL
globally and in Pakistan. The firm using this system to track and
trace its shipments in over 220 countries and territories worldwide.
Also present at the time were the Federal
Minister's staff from the Ministry of Information Technology and DHL
Pakistan's senior management. Irfan Ali, Country IS Manager, Rizwan
Chhapra, Country Sales Manager, Jahangir S. Khan, Country HR &
Administration Manager among other DHL staff participated.