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Students asked to promote culture of responsibility

CHITRAL, May 23:  A two-day international workshop on strengthening the culture of responsibility and bio-security was held at the Abdul Wali Khan University Chitral campus. SONY DSCThe workshop was organized by Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University SBBU Shringal and Chitral Campus in collaboration with Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad which was sponsored by Pakistan Academy of Science and the Higher Education Commission Islamabad. MPA Fauzia Bibi was chief guest on the occasion while the ceremony was presided over by Professor Dr Khan Bahadar Marwat, the vice chancellor of SBBU. Students were sensitized about different leaning methods and ways to enhance the culture of responsibility and bio-security as well as how to adopt security measures in their research work. Dr. Anwar Nasem, secretary general Pakistan Academy of Science, Professor Dr. Zabita Khan Shenwari, Chairman Department of Bio-technology QAU, and others spoke on the occasion. They said some three species of medicinal plants from Chitral had been recognized at the international level. They asked the students that they are the architects of the nation and should follow the concept of non-governmental individual. If every Pakistani played their role with honesty in development of the country we will never dependent on foreign loans. Students were divided into four groups and given different tasks for preparation of presentation like mental and mentality relationship, infectious diseases, Access and benefit sharing and collaborative sciences. Professor Dr. Mushtaq Ahamd presented his paper on learning mechanism and different aspects of research work.   Professor Dr. Bilal briefed the students and stakeholders about plagiarism, fabrication and falsification and guided the students how can they avoid from these practices in their research work and practical life. He said during the research work students must follow bio-safety and bio-security measurement. Professor Dr Khan Bahadar said another sub-campus of SBBU will be open in Chitral at a cost of Rs500 million. The MPA assured the vice chancellor and students of fully support by KP government for the sub-campus as well as a fully-fledged university in Chitral.]]>

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