Award: (Prof Zabta Shinwari receives ‘2015 UNESCO Avicenna Prize’)


ISLAMABAD: The Secretary General of Pakistan Academy of Sciences and Chairman of Biotechnology Department at Quaid-i-Azam University, Prof. Dr. Zabta Khan Shinwari is the laureate of 2015 UNESCO Avicenna Prize for Ethics in Science.

Minister of State Engr Mohammad Baligh-ur-Rehman appreciated UNESCO and Iranian Government for instituting the Award and felt proud that Prof. Shinwari has brought laurels to Pakistan and will be a beacon of light in difficult times for scientists of the developing countries, says a press release received here on Tuesday from Paris.

In his acceptance speech, Prof. Shinwari said that the world leaders should slogan for “Human Interest” instead of “National Interest” at least in the common agenda like climate change, poverty alleviation and gender equality.

Director General of UNESCO, Ms. Bokova, congratulated Pakistan to have individuals like Prof. Shinwari, who has taken these agenda as a religious zeal to reduce human sufferings and is a role model of young generation of the world in general and the Muslim countries in particular.