Science believes in no restriction of boundaries


KARACHI: The French government wants to develop the scholastic network with Pakistani academia, the moot was told in a Pak-France Bi-national Workshop on Drug Discovery and Molecular Medicines held at University of Karachi on Monday.

The program was organized by Dr. Panjwani Centre for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD) of ICCBS, University of Karachi in collaboration with the Embassy of Republic of France, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Counsellor for Cooperation and Cultural Affairs French Embassy Ms. Martine Herlem said while addressing in workshop that Pakistan and France need to develop more academic collaborations in days to come. More linkages between both the countries for the promotion of chemistry are more important not only for Pakistan but also for France.

Vice Chancellor UoK Prof. Dr. Mohammad Qaiser said in his speech while delivering a lecture that Pakistanis appreciate French authorities’ endeavour’s to award scholarships for Pakistani students. He said Dr. Panjwani Centre for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD), University of Karachi has 140 students in MPhil/PhD programme. Science and its dividends are not restricted by geographical boundaries and nationalities, he added.

Director ICCBS Prof. Dr. Mohammad Iqbal Choudhary, Chairperson Dr. Punjwani Memorial Trust Ms. Nadira Panjwani, Chairman H.E.J. Foundation Aziz Latif Jamal, Prof. Dr. Georges Massiot and Dr. Asmat Salim also spoke on the occasion. Consul General of France Francois Dall Orso, Mr. Alban Schwerer, Attaché Scientific and Academic Cooperation, from the French Embassy, and other French officials also attended the ceremony.

Prof. Dr. Mohammad Iqbal Choudhary, in his welcome address, said that the scientists at the ICCBS-UoK had worked hard for this resumption of very productive relationship in the areas of education and research between the two countries. In the end, Dr. Asmat Salim presented the vote of thanks.