|Current Position||Vice Chancellor University of Agriculture, Faisalabad||Phone No.||92 51 9204522|
|Born in||Faislabad, Pakistan in 07/15/1953||Year Elected||2000|
University of the Punjab PakistanBSc 1973 University of Agriculture Faisalabad Pakistan MSc 1980 University of Liverpool UKPhD 1986Post-doc 1986 University of Arizona USA Post-doc 1993-94 University ofLiverpool UK DSc 2011
Chairman, Pakistan Science Foundation, 2015 to date; Vice Chancellor, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture, Multan, 2014-2015; University of Agriculture, Faisalabad: Dean, Faculty of Science, 2006-2014; Professor and Chairman, Botany Department, 2002-2006; Associate Professor, 1999-2002; Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan: Associate Professor, Botany Department, 1997-1999; Assistant Professor, Botany Department, 1989-1997; Post-doc., 1993-94; Lecturer, Botany Department, 1986-1989; Demonstrator, Botany Department, University of Liverpool, 1985-1986; Post-doc. 1986; University of Arizona, USA.
HEC Lifetime Achievement Award, 2012; Honorary Professor, Lanzhor University, China, 2013; Khwarizni-Lecture, 2012; FAO Medal for Excellent Research in Plant Stress Biology, 2012; Sitara-i-Imtiaz by President of Pakistan, 2006; HEC Distinguished National Professor, 2005; Honorary Scientist for Rural Development Administration, Government of the Republic of Korea, 2005 to 2008; Dr. Agha G.D. Ahmad Medal, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, 2003; Best Teacher Award, Higher Education Commission, 2002; Presidential Civil Award, Pride of Performance, 2000; Presidential Award, Izaz-e-Fazeelat, 1997; Gold Medal, Pakistan Academy of Sciences, 1997; First Award in Biology (Cash Prize Rs. 25,000/-), National Book Foundation, Ministry of Education, Govt. of Pakistan, 1994; Fulbright Research Award, US Educational Foundation, 1993/94; Cash Prize of Rs. 15000/- (2nd Prize) in Biology, National Book Foundation, Ministry of Education, Govt. of Pakistan, 1992; Salam Prize in Science (Biology), 1992; Gold Medal (Biology, under 40), Pakistan Academy of Sciences, 1990; Golden Star, National Farm Guide Council (Hamdard Foundation), Pakistan, 1988; Medal on 1st Position in M.Sc., University of Agriculture, Pakistan, 1980
Fellowships / Memberships
Fellow The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) Trieste Italy (2003) Member HEC National Core Group in Life Sciences Member Pakistan Botanical Society Member Society for the Advancement of Science in Pakistan Member HEC National Curriculum Committee 1998 to date