KU, LUAWMS sign accord for promotion of research

KARACHI: Centre of Excellence in Marine Biology (CEMB) Karachi University and the Faculty of Marine Sciences Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences (LUAWMS) inked an accord on the occasion of the World Ocean Day. The objective of this accord is to promote the mutual collaboration in academic and scientific research activities between the two institutes. Prof Dr Muhammad Qaiser Vice Chancellor KU appreciated the efforts of CEMB in developing academic linkage with an institution in Balochistan which has 800 kilometers long coastline and where scientific exploration was highly required. He said this would lead furthering marine sciences in the country. KU will provide maximum support in the development of LUAWMS. Dr Dost Muhammad Baloch Vice Chancellor Lasbela University said the two institutes were geographically very close and could become even closer by developing collaboration in marine sciences. Dr Baloch showed his keen interest in obtaining technical assistance from KU in other disciplines as well. He appreciated the research facilities at CEMB and concluded this accord would be beneficial for both of the universities. Dr Pirzada Jamal Siddiqui Director CEMB presented Centre’s achievements in marine sciences. Dr Siddiqui said CEMB a pioneer institute of marine research has produced a number of professionals in the field who were serving various public and private sector organisations. The Centre has already started providing technical assistance and expertise to the students of the LUAWMS, he added. Prof Dr Abid Azhar Dean Faculty of Science, Prof Dr Moazzam Ali Khan Registrar, Prof Dr Zarien Ayub, Prof Dr Ghazala Siddiqui and Dr Munawwar Rasheed of KU and Dr Muhammad Aslam Dean Marine Sciences, Dr Muhammad Shafi Dean Water Resource Management, Dr Syed Manzor Ahmed Dean Social Sciences and Dr Azra Bano of LUAWMS were present on the occasion.

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