Unesco avicenna: Professor wins ‘Ethics in Science’ prize

Published: November 11, 2015

ISLAMABAD: The Secretary General of Pakistan Academy of Sciences and Chairman of Biotechnology Department at Quaid-e-Azam University, Prof Dr Zabta Khan Shinwari has won the 2015 UNESCO Avicenna Prize for Ethics in Science. Upon the recommendation of an independent international jury of scholars and ethicists, in the presence of Minister of State for Education and Professional Training, Muhammad Balighur Rehman, this prestigious award has been conferred upon Prof Shinwari on at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris by the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova. The Prize consists of a gold Avicenna medal, a certificate and the sum of $10, 000.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 11th, 2015.

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