15 April | 2024

Lahore, Pakistan

Scientists, experts to join World Zoology Congress in AJK

Azad Jammu Kashmir University to host forty-second edition of World Pakistan Congress of Zoology at King Abdullah Campus in Muzaffarabad

The University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (UAJK) is gearing up to host the forty-second edition of the Pakistan Congress of Zoology-International at the King Abdullah Campus in Muzaffarabad, marking a significant milestone for the academic community.

The three-day international conference is scheduled to commence on April 23, drawing the attention of scientists and researchers from the United States, Australia, Switzerland, Greece, and some other countries. Held at the committee room of the King Abdullah Campus, a review meeting assessed preparations for the congress.

Chaired by Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Kaleem Abbasi, the meeting included figures such as Prof Dr Ghulam Murtaza, Deans from all four faculties, Department of Zoology Chairperson Dr Nuzhat Shafi, and other administrative officers and heads of arrangement committees. Dr Nuzhat Shafi highlighted significance of hosting the International Pakistan Congress of Zoology under the auspices of the Zoological Society of Pakistan.

Prof Dr Kaleem Abbasi urges more conferences to promote quality education and research

The conference is anticipated to attract a substantial number of distinguished scientists, researchers, intellectuals, faculty members, and students specializing in zoology from different parts of the world. The three-day event will encompass various sessions featuring research papers, panel discussions, and lectures covering the latest developments, current issues, and opportunities within the field of zoology.

Sessions will cover a wide range of topics, including entomology and pest management, cell biology, molecular biology, bioinformatics, environmental biotechnology, genetics, wildlife conservation, and several others. Delegates will have the opportunity to engage in discussions and share insights on cutting-edge research. Established in 1989, the Department of Zoology at the University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir maintains well[1]equipped laboratories and research facilities, officials said.

It said that the department plays a pivotal role in advancing knowledge of the diverse animal species found in the region. It also actively promotes conservation efforts and environmental awareness through awareness initiatives. Through collaborative research and community outreach initiatives, the department contributes to the preservation of rich local biodiversity and diverse ecosystems. “We provide a platform for students to explore their hidden potential for personal development through co-curricular activities,” the officials said.

Addressing the meeting, Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Kaleem Abbasi expressed the university’s pride in hosting the Pakistan Congress of Zoology, and emphasized the significance of the event for the state and underscored the commitment to ensuring the conference’s success. He issued directives to relevant departments, urging them to organize conferences not only in zoology but also across other sciences and social sciences to promote quality education and research.