Pakistani Expatriates can be invited through Pakistan National Talent Pool (PNTP) Programme

“The President’s Programme for Care of Highly Qualified Overseas Pakistanis” (PPQP) launched to look forward to the qualified expatriate nationals for their active participation in national building. This programme is the centralized forum for Highly Skilled/Qualified Professionals within or outside the country to interact with each other in the scientific fields. This programme is meant to facilitate high level Pakistani professionals abroad for their placement in Pakistan through short-to-long-term technical assistance  to gain benefits of their expertise for specific inputs in their areas of specialization, for public and private sector within the country. The expatriate scientists and R&D professionals can provide their valuable services for transfer of modern know-how/knowledge and cutting-edge technology, capacity building in priority areas, supervision of researchers and technical inputs regarding optimization of equipment.

Further details can be visited at http://www.ppqp.gov.pk/

National Ethno-botanical Seminar

Venue: Pakistan Museum of Natural History, Islamabad

National Display Centre of Medicinal Plants a Must, Says Federal Secretary PMNH to establish world class Botanical Garden: Dr. Ashraf

ISLAMABAD (December 29, 2016): Pakistan needs proper documentation of work being done on medicinal plants in the country and also establish a national display center to exhibit these plants for the marketing purposes, said Syed Abu Ahmed Akif, Federal Secretary, Ministry of Climate Change on Thursday.

He was addressing the inaugural session of National Ethno-Botanical Seminar at Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH) as the Chief Guest. The Seminar was jointly organized by PMNH/Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF), IUCN, Mountain and Marketing (M&M) Project and UNDP.

Chairman PSF Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, Advisor to PM on Climate Change Mr. Rizwan Mehboob, Ministry of Climate Change Inspector General Forest Syed Mehmood Nasir, IUCN Country Representative Mr. Mehmood Akhtar Cheema and PMNH Director General Dr. M.K. Leghari were present at inaugural session of the Seminar. A large number of botanists, botany students and teachers, representatives of NGOs etc. were also attended the seminar. An attractive exhibition of medicinal plants and products was also established on this occasion.

The Federal Secretary said that a lot of work is being done at community level regarding ethnobotany, especially drying vegetables, fruits and sea buckthorn products etc. in the country. He said this work should be highlighted through short documentaries for benefit of the people.

He called upon the IUCN, UNDP and other stakeholders to join hands for documenting the traditional knowledge about various uses of plants.

PSF Chairman Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf on this occasion announced that a world class Botanical Garden will be established at PMNH. He deplored that Pakistan has only 6,000 listed species of plants whereas as large number of oceanic flora still needs to be explored and listed. Dr. Ashraf said that in the absence of plants DNA Bar Coding there is a potential risk of exploitation of medicinal and other valuable plants through illegal export. He stressed the need for DNA Bar Coding on urgent basis to preserve and protect the valuable medicinal plants and traditional knowledge.

Syed Mehmood Nasir, IG Forest and National Director of M&M Project said that 177 countries signed the Convention on Biological Diversity. He said that according to the Convention all signatory governments are bound to respect the knowledge of local people and the pharmaceuticals using this knowledge are bound to share the profit with the local communities. He was of the view that due to side effects of allopathic medicines various medicine companies are again using herbal medicines.

IUCN Country Representative Mr. Mehmood Akhtar Cheema and PMNH Deputy Director General Dr. Muhammad Rafiq also spoke on this occasion. They said our life and comforts depend upon plants which greatly influence our culture and shape civilizations.

Syed Abu Ahmed Akif, Federal Secretary, Ministry of Climate Change, Chairman PSF Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf and other join hands to cut ribbon at inaugural ceremony of the National Ethno-Botanical Seminar and Exhibition at PMNH on December 29, 2016.

Syed Abu Ahmed Akif, Federal Secretary, Ministry of Climate Change and Chairman PSF Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf visit the stalls set up during Exhibition and National Ethno-Botanical Seminar at PMNH on December 29, 2016.

Syed Abu Ahmed Akif, Federal Secretary, Ministry of Climate Change, addresses the inaugural ceremony of the National Ethno-Botanical Seminar at PMNH on December 29, 2016.

Chairman PSF Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf addresses the inaugural session of the National Ethno-Botanical Seminar at PMNH on December 29, 2016.

National Ethno-Botanical Seminar Tentative Program/Agenda

TENDER NOTICE

Pakistan Museum of Natural History, Islamabad is a scientific organization working under the administrative control of Ministry of Science & Technology intends to purchase Laboratory Equipments and invite sealed bids from well-reputed Firms and General Order Suppliers having NTN, GST No and on Active Tax payer List (ATL) and having experience in the Laboratory Equipments in different public sector organizations.

All interested parties may send their quotations in sealed cover along-with 2% of the total quoted price as earnest money in the shape of pay order or Bank draft in favour of Pakistan Museum of Natural History, H-7 garden Avenue Shahkarparian, Islamabad on or before 23-12-2016 or next working day in case of holiday, up to 1100 hour and their bids shall be opened on the same day at 1130 hours in the presence of bidders or their authorized representatives in Committee Room of Pakistan Museum of Natural History, Islamabad.

The Tender Documents/BOQ may be obtained from the undersigned during the office hours on any working day from the date of publishing of this Notice.

NATIONAL SCIENCE FAIR CONCLUDES WITH HUGE RUSH ON LAST DAY

ISLAMABAD: (December 7, 2016): From onwards National Science Fair will be a regular feature every year in order to make people aware of developments in the field of science and technology as well as forge cooperation among science and technology institutions, said Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, Chairman Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) on Wednesday.

He was addressing closing ceremony of National Science Fair 2016 at Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH).
Chairman PSF Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf addresses closing ceremony of National Science Fair at Pakistan Museum of Natural History on December 7, 2016.
The Chief Guest, Chairman PSF Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf awards shields to winner stall-holders during closing ceremony of National Science Fair 2016 at PMNH on December 7, 2016.

Country Director FAO Mr. Patrick T. Evens, PMNH Director General Dr. M.K. Leghari, Deputy Director General Dr. Muhammad Rafiq, PSF Member Science Dr. Akram Shaikh, heads and representatives of S&T organizations, educational institutions and a large number of students were present at the closing ceremony.

The Chairman said overwhelming response of general public and students to the Science Fair was very encouraging.

He said the Fair attracted huge crowds of general public, especially the students and teachers evinced keen interest in different products displayed at over 147 stalls set up by various public and private sector organizations. He appreciated the participants and organizers of the Fair.

The PSF Chairman and other guests also distributed shields among winner stall-holders.

Over 100 organizations participated in the weeklong National Fair organized by PMNH, Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF), Ministry of Science and Technology (S&T).

The theme of the Fair was “Science and Technology: For Better Future”. Different scientific organizations have showcased their scientific work in the exhibition. There are four pavilions including S&T, Schools/Colleges/Universities, Unique Research Projects and Special Attractions for entertainment of the public. The pavilion for special attractions had food court, handicraft stalls, book stalls, nature painting, Lok Virsa theatre, planetarium world, nature products, booth for health check, aquaria, 3-D movies, dinosaurs show, swings for children and robot show etc. PMNH is also remain open entire week for public to see various exhibits including the biggest fish in the world, blue whale, animated dinosaurs, 30 million years old Balochitherium, biodiversity hall, world of birds, world of insects, world of fishes, Marine life, fossils gallery, precious minerals gallery, rock types of Pakistan, cave life, rock garden etc.

The National Science Fair was aimed at creating awareness among the masses about developments in the field of S&T in Pakistan, dissemination of information about research, development, advancement and innovation in science and technology and encouraging education and career development in S&T.

Main activities of the Fair include exhibitions regarding development of S&T, the latest scientific research, Environmental sciences, Science exhibitions by schools, colleges and universities, Displays of new technologies/ innovations Innovative attractions/ amusements through science displays.

All S&T organizations under the Ministry of Science and l Technology, all relevant ministries like Ministry of Education, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Ministry of Natural Resources, Ministry of Climate Change, Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Culture etc., educational institutions including universities, colleges and schools, Science Societies, NGOs, Media l and Defense organizations, agricultural departments, biodiversity, natural resources, wildlife, fisheries and environment departments, community hygiene and health organizations, Tourism Department, CDA, Firefighting Department, horticulture, handicrafts, OGDCL/ oil exploring companies and Meteorological Department are participating in the National Science Fair.

WEEKLONG NATIONAL SCIENCE FAIR AT PMNH OPENS

Science Fairs play role in shaping future of nations: S&T Minister

ISLAMABAD: (December 2, 2016): Science Fairs play a significant role in shaping future of nations as they provide a golden opportunity to public, especially the youth to learn about latest developments and innovations in the field of science and motivate them to adopt science as a career, said Federal Minister for Science and Technology (S&T) Rana Tanveer Hussain on Friday.

He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of National Science Fair – 2016 at Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH) Garden Avenue, Shakarparian Islamabad on December 2. Federal Secretary for S&T Mr. Fazal Abbas Maken, Pakistan Science Foundation Chairman Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, heads of S&T organizations, educational institutions and students attended the inaugural ceremony. The Minister cut the ribbon to formally inaugurate the Fair.

Over 100 organizations are participating in the weeklong National Fair organized by PMNH, Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF), Ministry of Science and Technology (S&T). The Fair will remain open for general public daily from 9:00am to 7:00pm on December 2-7, 2016.

The theme of the Fair is “Science and Technology: For Better Future”. Different scientific organizations will showcase their scientific work in the exhibition. There are four pavilions including S&T, Schools/Colleges/Universities, Unique Research Projects and Special Attractions for entertainment of the public. The pavilion for special attractions have food court, handicraft stalls, book stalls, nature painting, Lok Virsa theatre, putli tamasha, planetarium world, nature products, booth for health check, pets pavilion, aquaria, 3-D movies, dinosaurs show, lunch with a dignitary, swings for children, hot air balloon, air show and robot show etc. PMNH will also remain open for public to see various exhibits including the biggest fish in the world, blue whale, animated dinosaurs, 30 million years old Balochitherium, biodiversity hall, world of birds, world of insects, world of fishes, Marine life, fossils gallery, precious minerals gallery, rock types of Pakistan, cave life, rock garden and many many more.

The Federal Minister visited over 150 stalls set up in the Fair and appreciated the effort.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Rana Tanveer Hussain said Science Fairs provide opportunity of learning experience to students and general public and bridge gap between science organizations and public. He said science played a key role in progress of nations and civilizations.

The Science Fairs are an important mean of informal education and we must adopt it to spread information about science and technology, he added.

Addressing the ceremony, PSF Chairman Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf said the National Science Fair is aimed at creating awareness among the masses about developments in the field of S&T in Pakistan, dissemination of information about research, development, advancement and innovation in science and technology and encouraging education and career development in S&T.

The Chairman said the Science Fair was a part of the World Science Day celebrated on November 10 every year. He said main activities of the Fair include exhibitions regarding development of S&T, the latest scientific research, Environmental sciences, Science exhibitions by schools, colleges and universities, Displays of new technologies/ innovations Innovative attractions/ amusements through science displays.

All S&T organizations under the Ministry of Science and l Technology, all relevant ministries like Ministry of Education, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Ministry of Natural Resources, Ministry of Climate Change, Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Culture etc., educational institutions including universities, colleges and schools, Science Societies, NGOs, Defense organizations, agricultural departments, biodiversity, natural resources, wildlife, fisheries and environment departments, community hygiene and health organizations, Tourism Department, CDA, Firefighting Department, horticulture, handicrafts, OGDCL/ oil exploring companies and Meteorological Department are participating in the National Science Fair.
Federal Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain cuts ribbon to inaugurate National Science Fair 2016 at Pakistan Museum of Natural History on December 2, 2016.
Federal Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain and other dignitaries inaugurate visit stalls in National Science Fair 2016 at Pakistan Museum of Natural History on December 2, 2016.
Federal Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain addresses the inaugural ceremony of National Science Fair 2016 at Pakistan Museum of Natural History on December 2, 2016.
PSF Chairman Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf addresses the inaugural ceremony of National Science Fair 2016 at Pakistan Museum of Natural History on December 2, 2016.

SHORT TENDER NOTICE

1) Pakistan Museum of Natural History is a scientific organization working under administrative control of Ministry of Science & Technology intends to invite sealed bids from well-reputed Contractors/builders having NTC, GST No. and on Active Tax Payer List (ATL) and who posses experience in Renovation of Display Galleries.

2) All interested parties may send their quotations in sealed cover, along-with 2% of total quoted price as earnest money in the shape of pay order or Bank draft in favour of Pakistan Museum of Natural History, H-7, Garden Avenue, Shakarparian, Islamabad on or before 21 November, 2016, or next working day in case of holiday, up to 1200 hour and their bids shall be opened on the same day at 1230 hours in the presence of bidders or their authorized representatives, in Committee-Room of Pakistan Museum of Natural History, Islamabad. Incomplete bids and bids to be received after the opening time will not be entertained.

3) The Tender Documents/BOQ may be obtained from the undersigned during the office hours on any working day from the date of publishing of this notice. Orientation meeting for the same will be held on 14 November, 2016at 11:00 a.m.

 
TENDER NOTICE

Pakistan Museum of Natural History, Islamabad is a scientific organization working under the administrative control of Ministry of Science & Technology intends to organize National Science Fair 2016 and invite sealed bids from well-reputed Event Organizers, General Order Suppliers having NTN, GST No and on Active Tax payer List (ATL) and having experience in organizing the events in different public sector organizations on hiring basis for a period of Seven days.

All interested parties may send their quotations in sealed cover along-with 2% of the total quoted price as earnest money in the shape of pay order or Bank draft in favour of Pakistan Museum of Natural History, H-7 garden Avenue Shahkarparian, Islamabad on or before 17-11-2016 or next working day in case of holiday, up to 1200 hour and their bids shall be opened on the same day at 1230 hours in the presence of bidders or their authorized representatives in Committee Room of Pakistan Museum of Natural History, Islamabad.

The Tender Documents/BOQ may be obtained from the undersigned during the office hours on any working day from the date of publishing of this Notice. Orientation meeting for the same will be held on Monday 7 th November, 2016 at 11.00 a.m.

National Science Fair 2016

(December 2-7, 2016)

Registration Form Fair 2016

The Pakistan Museum of Natural History singed MoU with Lok Virsa for collaboration.

ISLAMABAD (August 9, 2016): Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH) and National Institute of Folk & Tradional Hertiage (Lok Virsa) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at Lok Virsa Heritage Museum, Shakarparian on August 9, 2016.

Lok Virsa Executive Director Dr. Fouzia and DG PMNH Dr. Muhammad Khan Leghari signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organizations. Chairman Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf (S.I) witnessed the signing ceremony.
Under the MoU, PMNH and Lok Virsa will promote exchange of information and materials of mutual interest for furtherance of objectives enshrined in their respective mandates.
They will also promote and facilitate the exchange of expertise in the field of museology. PMNH will provide expertise to Lok Virsa Heritage Museum in taxidermy work, especially for maintenance of existing animal figures and fabrication of new animal figures on as and when required basis.
Both the museumswill provide access to their museums during various programs/activities on mutual agreed terms & conditions. During the Folk Festival of Pakistan “Lok Mela” organized by Lok Virsa annually, the PMNH will participate by setting up a scientific stall at the festival venue and screening of 3D movies at the PMNH auditorium to educate and create awareness of natural wealth of Pakistan among the masses. PMNH will also facilitate Lok Virsa by providing free space in front of their premises and adjoining areas for car parking during the said Lok Mela.
Both theinstitutions shall, where feasible, jointly explore, initiate and undertake fundraising projects, industry / market-oriented projects and any other activities related to the areas of their mutual interest for development of surrounding areas of museums working under them to attract more public for visits subject to observance of relevant rules and procedure.
They will make special efforts with CDA authorities to establish Safari train projects at Shakarparain, which is already approved in the master plan of Islamabad. This will enhance the public visits and create cultural & natural wealth awareness among the masses for sustainable development of the country.

Joint and collaborative efforts through Pakistani media shall also be undertaken by boththe museums to advertise the activities of museums working under them to attract more public for cultural and natural wealth awareness and education.

Speaking on the occasion, Chairman PSF said that PMNH and Lok Virsa are situated on Garden Avenue, Shakarparian, Islamabad and working for promotion of culture and information regarding natural resources and heritage of Pakistan through exhibits, cultural and scientific fairs, etc. through different activities/events/programs.He said that PMNH is a subsidiary of Pakistan Science Foundation, which is working under Ministry of Science and Technology. Highlighting the mandate of PSF, he said, the Foundation is striving hard to create a culture of knowledge-based economy through promotion of scientific research in the country and in this regard it has under-taken various programmes such as Science Talent Farming Scheme, Inquiry-Based Science Education, Science Caravans, funding for research projects, Academia and Industry Linkage programme and Natural Science Linkage Programme etc.
Lok Virsa Executive Director Dr. Fouzia and DG PMNH Dr. Muhammad Khan Leghari also spoke to media and they highlighted achievements of their respective organizations as well as their areas of mutual interest.
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Attention Students

The last date for receipt of application under Science Talent Forming Scheme (STFS) is extended up to 25th August 2015