Pakistan Academy of Science awards Gold Medals and Prizes in 13 fields of Science and Technology to Pakistani scientists who have made original research contributions. Fellows of the Academy, Universities, and R&D Organizations are made nominations for the awards. Expert Committees formed by the Council of the Academy has evaluated the nominees. So far 200 scientists have been honored with these awards.

Prof. Dr. Jamshed Iqbal (Tamgha-i-Imtiaz), Head of Centre for Advanced Drug Research, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), CIIT Abbottabad honored with PAS Gold Medal-2017 on 1st of November, 2017 by Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Islamabad in the field of Chemical Sciences Including Pharmaceutical Sciences in recognition of his outstanding and meritorious research work on the subject in the recent ceremony.

Prof. Dr. Jamshed Iqbal is an adept teacher and researcher of chemical sciences and now leading the Centre for Advanced Drug Research in the prestigious CIIT, Abbottabad of Pakistan in Islamabad.