Researchers Urged To Provide Protection To Wild Animals
Dr. Shahid Munir, believes that researchers from various fields should collaborate to provide protection to wild animals and raise awareness of the issues of environmental pollution.
The chairman of the Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC), Prof. Dr. Shahid Munir, believes that researchers from various fields should collaborate to provide protection to wild animals and raise awareness of the issues associated with environmental pollution.
He was speaking at the opening session of the 41st International Pakistan Congress of Zoology, which was being held over three days and was being organised by the Punjab University Institute of Zoology in conjunction with the Zoological Society of Pakistan.
Distinguished scientists, researchers, faculty members, and students from around the world were present, along with the dean of the PU Faculty of Life Sciences, Prof. Dr. Javed Iqbal Qazi, the president and secretary of the Zoological Society of Pakistan, Prof. Dr. Abdul Rauf Shakuri, and students.
For his work in the Department of Life Sciences, Prof. Dr. Zulfiqar Ali of the PU Institute of Zoology received the Best Zoologist of the Year Award, and Prof. Dr. Muzaffar Ahmed received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Munir congratulated the recipients of the awards and declared that the biological sciences were the focus of the 20th century.
He continued by saying that because of the way times had changed, zookeepers were no longer solely responsible for the protection of wild animals. He exhorted the scientists at PU from various scientific disciplines to contribute to research on genetic changes in Pakistan.
He suggested that expanding the livestock industry could boost the nation’s economy and expressed the hope that during the three-day congress, researchers would share their research and experiences to raise the standard of living for both people and animals. Additionally, Drs. Javed Iqbal Qazi and Abdul Rauf Shakuri spoke.
Later, a five-person delegation from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Umm Al-Qura University, led by Vice President Prof. Dr. Fahd bin Ahmed Al-Zahrani, paid a visit to Punjab University. The director of external links, Dr. Sobia Khurram, and the dean of the PU Faculty of Information and Media Studies were also present. The delegation received gifts as mementos.