H. E. Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary, Director ICCBS and Coordinator General COMSTECH, received the Consul General and briefed about the various projects and activities going on at the ICCBS as well as COMSTECH. It was indeed a very useful and pleasant meeting with lots of excellent ideas exchanged.
His Excellency Mr. Tolga Uçak, Consul General, Turkish Consulate General in Karachi visited International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi, Pakistan.
H. E. Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary announced 5 annual research scholarships to the Turkish graduate and post-graduate scholars in the field of chemical and biological sciences at the ICCBS through TWAS/ COMSTECH fellowship programs. These students will be placed in various sections of ICCBS based on their fields of interest for 6-12 months. ICCBS will cover their bench fee, accommodation and research expenses.
Establishment of Pak-Turk Mirror Research Centers in the Field of Halal and Textile Product Development were also proposed.
Excellency the Consul General of Turkey, welcomed the proposals of collaboration and ensured the full support in both initiatives. He agreed to coordinate with Turkish universities and research institutions in this regard. A detailed discussion on the status of various clinical trials on COVID-19 drugs/ vaccines was also held.