Prime Miniser and Chief Justice of Pakistan (PM-CJ) Fund for Daimer Basha and Mohmand DAM

Please click to move to the online donation link of State Bank of Pakistan.

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.

National Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy and Action Plan 2018

National Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy and Action Plan was prepared by PCST. The main features of the STI Strategy and Action Plan include clearly defined timelines, estimation of costs, identification of implementing agencies, major stakeholders, milestones, deliverables and key outcomes for each proposed Action.

Directory of Productive Scientists of Pakistan (PSP) - 2017

PCST is pleased to announce the publication of Directory of Productive Scientists of Pakistan (PSP) - 2017 which can be accessible & downloadable through this link. Printed copy of the same can be obtained from the Officer-Incharge, Research Evaluation Section, Pakistan Council for Science and Technology, Sector G-5/2, Islamabad on payment of Rs. 1200/- by hand and Rs. 1350/- through the postal service.

National Research Agenda, 2017

The National Research Agenda has been prepared with the aim to align the national R&D and innovation activities with the Vision 2025 and to provide a direction to the national R&D efforts so that they adequately support achievement of the goals set in the Vision.

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.

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.

Pakistan Council for Science and Technology Act passed by Houses of Parliament

The Act of PCST, for its establishment as an autonomous body, was passed by both the houses of the Parliament in 2017 giving Council the required legal framework.

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.