Technology Foresight Expert Panel Meeting on Robotics

The 2nd Meeting of Expert Panel on Robotics was held on 11th April 2018 at Pakistan Council for Science and Technology. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Shahzad Alam, Chairman, PCST.

4th National Workshop on Organic Food & Health, UoK, December 21, 2017

The Chairman, PCST delivered a keynote lecture titled "Functional Foods for Health and Wellness - Opportunities of Entrepreneurship" during the 4th National Workshop on Organic Food & Health: Avenues of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at University of Karachi. The workshop is part of the series of workshops on the subject being organized by PCST with the initial three been held in Islamabad, Lahore and Peshawar.

4th National Workshop on Organic Food & Health, UoK, December 21, 2017

The Chairman, PCST presenting workshop shield to Prof. Dr. Memon Mujeeb-u-ddin Sahrai, Vice Chancellor Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam who was chief Guest during the inaugural session of the 4th National Workshop on Organic Food and Health : Avenues of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at University of Karachi . The workshop was part of the series of workshops on the subject being organized by PCST with the initial three been held in Islamabad, Lahore and Peshawar.Please click for further details.

3rd Invention to Innovation Summit-KP 2017

Chairman, PCST alongwith Syed Zafar Ali Shah, Secretary Higher Education Department KP and Prof. Dr. Iftikhar Hussain, Vice Chancellor, UET, Peshawar inaugurating 3rd Invention to Innovation Summit-KP 2017 at University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar on November 29, 2017.

3rd National Workshop on Organic Food & Health, UET, Peshawar, November 30, 2017

The Chairman, PCST delivered keynote lecture titled "Functional Foods for Health and Wellness - Opportunities of Entrepreneurship" during the 3rd National Workshop on Organic Food & Health: Avenues of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UET Peshawar. The workshop is part of the series of workshops on the subject being organized by PCST with the initial two been held in Islamabad and Lahore.

Pakistan Science Foundation's Popular Science Lectures Series, September 27, 2017

Prof. Anwar Gilani, Chairman, PCST delivered a lecture on "Health Challenges of Modern Life and Treating with Functional Foods and Lifestyle /Dietary Modification" at Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) on September 27, 2017

Research Productivity Awards Distribution (RPA-2017) Ceremony, UAF, Faisalabad, August 07, 2017

Chairman, PCST participated in Research Productivity Award Distribution Ceremony held at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad on August 07, 2017. Mr. Fazal Abbas Maken, Secretary, MoST, as the Chief Guest during the occasion, distributed RPA certificates among the awardees of UAF, Faisalabad.

Two Day Media Workshop on "Understanding Science", May 25-26, 2017

Prof. Anwar Gilani participated in the Media Workshop on "Understanding Science" organized by organized by Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) and National Press Club (NPC) at Islamabad

Delegation of China Association of Science and Technology (CAST) visiting PCST on May 19, 2017

A four member delegation of senior scientists from China Association of Science and Technology (CAST) visiting PCST on May 19, 2017.

Delegation of China Association of Science and Technology (CAST) visiting PCST on May 19, 2017

A four member delegation of senior scientists from China Association of Science and Technology (CAST) visiting PCST on May 19, 2017.

Delegation from Beijing Technology & Business University (BTBU), China visited PCST, Islamabad

A three member delegation of senior scientists comprising of Dr. Tan Xiangyong , Dr. Zhang Xiaotang, and Mr. Luo Chaoneng from Beijing Technology & Business University (BTBU), China, visited PCST on 4th May, 2017. Please click for further details.

Delegation from Beijing Technology & Business University (BTBU), China visited PCST, Islamabad

A three member delegation of senior scientists comprising of Dr. Tan Xiangyong , Dr. Zhang Xiaotang, and Mr. Luo Chaoneng from Beijing Technology & Business University (BTBU), China, visited PCST on 4th May, 2017. Please click for further details.

Delegation from Beijing Technology & Business University (BTBU), China visited PCST, Islamabad

A three member delegation of senior scientists comprising of Dr. Tan Xiangyong , Dr. Zhang Xiaotang, and Mr. Luo Chaoneng from Beijing Technology & Business University (BTBU), China, visited PCST on 4th May, 2017. Please click for further details.

What is Special About this Postal Stamp?


This postal stamp issued by Pakistan Post in 1966, which projects the herbal wealth and an image of Ibn Sina (981-1037 C.E.), known Avicenna in the West, has been very popular at a global level, which is covered in different books on History of Medicine. In fact, no mention on history of Medicine can be complete without mentioning Ibn Sina. The British Pharmacology Society (BPS) decided to publish regularly in its Bulletin the postage stamps that portray the images of famous physicians and scholars of the past. Interestingly, this postal stamp occupied first place in this series (BPS Bulletin Spring issue 2001, www.bps.ac.uk). Later this was covered in a popular article (Trends in Ethnopharmacology) of Prof. Anwar Gilani (Chairperson, PCST), published in a reputed journal with circulation throughout the world: Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2005; 100:43-49; doi:10.1016/j.jep.2005.06.001) (attracted 370 citations so far).

Ibn Sina authored one of the most famous books, al-Qanun fi al-Tibb, known as "Canon" in the west, which is considered an immense encyclopedia of medicine and remained supreme for over six centuries because of its systematic approach, formal perfection and intrinsic value. He laid the foundation of the Greco-Arab system of herbal medicine (Unani Tibb), based on the philosophy of individualized treatment considering the genetic variations amongst the individuals, similar to the concept of Pharmacogenetics in conventional medicine. Another distinguishing feature of Ibn Sina's philosophy was "treating body as a whole" taking also into consideration of emotions and including spirituality as a part of treatment modalities.

Abu Ali al-Hussain Ibn Abdallah Ibn Sina was a Persian polymath who is regarded as one of the most significant thinkers and writers of the Islamic Golden Age. Born in 980 A.D. at Afshana near Bukhara, the young Bu Ali received his early education in Bukhara, and by the age of ten had become well versed in the study of the Qur'an and various sciences. While still young, he earned repute for his expertise in medicine and at the age of 17, he was fortunate in curing Nooh Ibn Mansoor, the King of Bukhhara, of an illness in which all the well-known physicians had given up hope. On his recovery, the King wished to reward him, but the young physician only desired permission to use his uniquely stocked library.

Of the 450 works he is known to have written, around 240 have survived, including 150 on philosophy and 40 on medicine. His most famous books are Kitab al-Shifa (The Book of Healing )- a philosophical and scientific encyclopedia, and The Qanun fi al-Tibb, known as Canon in the West, a medical encyclopedia which became a standard medical text at many medieval universities and remained in use as late as 1650.

He was the most famous physician, philosopher, encyclopaedist, mathematician and astronomer of his time.

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TENDER NOTICE NO.02/2018 FOR OFFICE STATIONARY, TONERS & GENERAL STORE ITEMS

PCST invites sealed bids from firms/suppliers or their authorized agents registered with Income Tax for supply of Office Stationary Items, Toners of HP Printers and General Store Items on rate running contract basis. Please click for further details.

PREQUALIFICATION NOTICE FOR HIRING THE SERVICES OF DATA COLLECTING FIRMS TO CONDUCT FIRST INDUSTRIAL NATIONAL INNOVATION SURVEY

PCST invites applications from reputed, well-experienced and financially sound firms/companies registered with the Income Tax and Sales Tax Departments for pre-qualification for provision of services to conduct S&T Surveys. Please click for further details.

Dr. Shahzad Alam has assumed the charge of Chairman PCST on February 01, 2018

STI Voice Newsletter

Science, Technology, Innovation,STI Voice, Volume 3, 2017 is now available for our readers. Click this link for further details and to download Newsletter.

Establishment of Pensioner's Cell at PCST

PCST has established Pensioner's Cell under the supervision of Dr. Muhammad Aslam Tahir, CRO (PCST) for dealing with issues of pension. Click here for further details.

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