STAFF REPORT IBD: Five Pakistani young scientists (science students) participated in the world fame science forum – “London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF) 2012”.

The two-week forum was organized at the Imperial College London in August last and has been organized in the UK for the last over 50 years.

The Pakistani students had participated for the first time in the forum on the initiative of Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF).

These students include Fatima Sajid of Army Medical College, Rawalpindi, Zainab Sohail and Omer Maqsood of NUST, Awais Ahmed from University of Agriculture Faisalabad and Fahad Sohrab from Malakand – a student of FAST University Peshawar, said a message received here from London.

Theme of this years Forum was “The Human Planet”. The LIYSF provided a superb opportunity to participants of ages between 17-21 years to meet and interact with young scientists from all over the world, to exchange ideas, to learn scientifically and culturally and to discuss and debate some of the major issues presently confronting the world and scientific community.

Pakistani High Commissioner in London, Wajid Shamsul Hasan, meanwhile invited the Pakistani students along with PSF Chairman Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro over a cup of tea in order to encourage the students. He also offered all possible assistance to Pakistan Science Foundation for any activities in the UK.

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