German Consul-General Holger Ziegeler on Thursday visited the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences—Karachi University discussing mutual interests with the officials of the institute.

ICCBS Patron-in-chief Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman and ICCBS Director Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary briefed the German diplomat about the outstanding services of late Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Voelter in the establishment of the ICCBS and support of the German government.

During the meeting, Prof. Iqbal Choudhary also gave a detailed presentation about the massive activities related to science and research being carried out at the international center. Various projects for mutual cooperation were discussed.

Mr. Ziegeler praised the industrial support and national services of the international center. He also commended the scientific infrastructure of the ICCBS, which includes laboratories, testing facilities, scientific instruments and equipment, clean rooms and pilot plants. He emphasized the need to further nurturing excellent collaboration which exists between the ICCBS and German institutions. He declared this institution a living legacy of Pakistan German cooperation in the field of higher education.

He assured of the full support from his country to this premier research institution of Pakistan. Prof. Choudhary presented a shield, named after the eminent German scientist Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Voelter, to German Consul-General Holger Ziegeler

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Arshad Yousafzai is a Karachi-based journalist covering Education and Human Rights. He can be reached on Twitter @Arshadyousafzay

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