The International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi, will host The 24th Conference of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences (IAS) on “Challenges to Promote Science & Technology for Socio-Economic Development in OIC Countries” during March 7 to 8, 2023 on its campus.
Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah will inaugurate the IAS conference.
The spokesman of the ICCBS, University of Karachi, said on Saturday that the conference was being held in collaboration with the Islamic World Academy of Sciences, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Ministerial Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH), and ICCBS, University of Karachi. It is worth mentioning here that the Islamic World Academy of Sciences was established by COMSTECH for the promotion of science and technology in the Islamic World.
Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary, Director of the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, and COMSTECH Coordinator-General, has said that this is really an honor for ICCBS, University of Karachi to host and organize such a meaningful event of IAS on its campus.
According to the spokesman, the inaugural ceremony of the conference will be held on the 7th of March (at 09:30 AM) in the Prof. Salimuzzaman Siddiqui Auditorium, ICCBS, where Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah will deliver the inaugural address. However, the inaugural ceremony will also be addressed by the Vice Chancellor University of Karachi Prof. Dr. Khalid Mehmood Iraqi, Prince El-Hassan bin Talal, Founding Patron of the IAS, Jordan, Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman, ICCBS Patron-in-Chief and former Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary, Director of the ICCBS, and COMSTECH Coordinator-General, Prof. Adnan Badran, IAS President, Jordan, Mr. Aziz Latif Jamal, Chairman Husein Ebrahim Jamal Foundation, and Nadira Panjwani, Chairperson Dr. Panjwani Memorial Trust.
The message of the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi will also be read out during the ceremony. Eminent scientists from various countries of the Islamic World will be attending the conference.