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PCSIR Delegates Visit and Inauguration of Herbarium Gallery

Pakistan Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (Peshawar Wing) delegates visited Quaid-i-Azam University on 03rd June 2013. MoU has already been signed between MoST and Quaid-i-Azam University. This aims at enhancing S&T collaboration between organizations of MoST and Quaid-i-Azam University for promotion of demand driven applied research, indigenization of technologies, entrepreneurship development etc.

During the Visit of PCSIR delegates the Department of Plant Sciences has organized an event of “Herbarium Gallery” to enhance understanding of floral diversity and plant collection methods. The main objective of this event is to generate awareness and interest among the students, researchers, faculty members and visitors about Biodiversity. The herbarium of QAU containing 170,000 specimens of plant species, collected from various agro-climatic zones of the country, is accessible for students and experts in Pakistan and all over the world.

The Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Masoom Yasinzai has inaugurated the Herbarium Gallery. Prof. Dr. Asghari Bano Dean, FBS, Prof. Dr. Mir Ajab Khan, Dr. Muhammad Zafar and their students have organized this event.