STAFF REPORT IBD: The Islamic Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ISESCO) has decided to award the ISESCO Prize in Science and Technology 2012 to Pakistani academician, Prof Dr Tasawar Hayat.

He received this award in recognition of his outstanding contributions in the field of mathematics. His name has also been included in the list of “ISESCO Science and Technology Laureates”. The ISESCO prize consists of $5,000 and a certificate with major contributions of the prize winner mentioned on it. The prize will be presented to Dr Tasawar at a special ceremony during the 6th session of the Islamic Conference of ministers of higher education and scientific research, scheduled to be held on November 20-21st in Khartoum, Sudan.

The ISESCO Prizes are awarded in Basic Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, and Physics) for outstanding research contributions in these fields, and in technology for important innovative work.

Dr Tasawar, who is a distinguished professor at the Department of Mathematics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, said that this honour was an outcome of reforms and initiative undertaken by HEC during the last ten years in the higher education sector of Pakistan.

Senior management at the Higher Education Commission Pakistan congratulated Dr Tasawar on this meritorious achievement.

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