Moot on responsible conduct of science on 14th

Karachi:November 12:The Dr A Q Khan Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (KIBGE) is organising a two-day international conference entitled ‘Responsible Conduct of Science’ on November 14 and 15, in collaboration with the International Council for Life Sciences (ICLS) – Pakistan Chapter.

The event revolves around themes of philosophy of science, influence of science on society, role of the media in promoting awareness of scientific values and achievements, bio-safety and bio-security, intellectual property rights and commercial applications of science.

During the conference, local and international scientists and scholars will deliver their lectures. The speakers include Dr Arjanan Mahalecthumy (Malaysia), Dr Dinesh Raj Bhuju (Nepal), Muhammad Ali and Muhammad Hussain (Australia) and Terence Thomas Taylor (USA), while from Pakistan prominent speakers include Prof Syed Irtifaq Ali (KIBGE, University of Karachi), Dr Anwar Nasim (President, ICLS-Pakistan), Prof Syed Sikandar Mehdi (Ex-Registrar, University of Karachi), Prof Kausar Abdullah Malik (FC College

University, Lahore), Prof Shahana Urooj Kazmi (Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Karachi), Prof Iqbal

Choudhary (ICCBS, University of Karachi), Prof

Ikram-ul-Haq (GC University, Lahore), Prof Shakeel Ahmed Khan (University of Karachi), Prof Zabta Khan Shinwari (Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad), Prof Abid Husnain (University of Karachi), Dr Zafar Arif (University of Karachi), Imran Aslam

(President, GEO TV), Syed Abbas Ali Abidi (Vice-Chancellor, KASBIT), Prof Fayaz Vaid (University of Karachi), Dr Noman ul Haq (LUMS, Lahore), Dr Hasan Mujtaba Naqvi (Ex-DG, KIBGE), Dr Shahnaz Perveen (PCSIR, Karachi), Syed Jaffar Ahmed (Director, Pakistan Study Centre, University of Karachi), Prof Anwar Ali

Siddiqui (Aga Khan University, Karachi), Dr Huma Naz Baqai (IBA, Karachi), Prof Seemi Naghmana (Urdu University, Karachi) and Babar Ayaz (journalist).

The inaugural ceremony will be held at the KIBGE on November 14 at 9am.

Vice-Chancellor University of Gujrat Prof Dr Muhammad Nizamuddin and Vice-Chancellor Karachi University Prof Dr Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui will preside over the function.

The curtain-raiser of the conference will take place at 4pm on November 13 at the Karachi Press Club.The news.