Hyderabad: Associate Professor of Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro Dr. Mukhtiar Ahmed Mahar has been conferred upon the National Award of Prof. Dr. Mirza Azhar Bed Gold Medal 2014 as a “young researcher” below 45-age for having made outstanding research contributions in the field of fisheries in the country through various projects.
According to the press statement of SU spokesman Nadir Ali Mugheri, the zoological society of Pakistan (ZSP) presented the national award (which is in form of gold medal) to Dr. Mukhtiar Ahmed Mahar, associate professor, Department of Freshwater Biology & Fisheries, University of Sindh in recognition of his research contributions in the field of fisheries on the occasion of inaugural ceremony of 34th conference of Pakistan Congress of Zoology (International) on Thursday held at Bahauddin Zakria University (BZU) Multan.
Dr. Mahar born in District Shikarpur of Sindh conducted research on fisheries potentials of lakes in the country especially Manchar, Keenjhar, Haleji, Chotiari and Bakar lakes in Sindh received the award in persons from Prof. Dr. Syed Khawaja Alqama, the vice chancellor of Bahauddin Zakria University (BZU) Multan and President Zoological Society of Pakistan Prof. Dr. A.R. Shakoori, Professor Emeritus. He was also given honour to chair the academic session of the congress as co-chairman in the conference held at BZU Multan.
Dr. Mahar is below 45 years old therefore he was termed as young researcher in the congress. He did his PhD in 2004. He has also worked on the position of Fisheries Specialist in Sindh Coastal Community Development Project, Government of Sindh for the period of one year in 2010. Later, he resumed the charge of the post of Project Director Fisheries in Livestock & Fisheries Department up to 2013.
Dr. Mukhtiar Ahmed Mahar is currently working as associate professor in BPS-20 at Sindh University and produced many M. Phil degree scholars. His 38 research papers have been published in international journals of good reputation.
Dr Nazir A. Mughal, the vice chancellor of Sindh University congratulated Dr. Mahar for winning the National Award of Prof. Dr. Mirza Azhar Bed Gold Medal 2014.