Prominent Pakistani scientist Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary, Director of the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), and COMSTECH Coordinator-General, has received a gold medal from International Turkic Academy (ITA) in Kazakhstan.
The Spokesman of the ICCBS – the University of Karachi on Monday said that the President of the International Turkic Academy, Dr. Darkhan Kydyrali presented Al-Farabi International gold medal and Certificate of merit to Prof. Iqbal Choudhary on the occasion of the international ‘Al-Farabi – Iqbal’ forum held in Almaty, Kazakhstan during May 26-27.
The award has been given to the famous Pakistan scientist in recognition of his exceptional contributions to the development of cooperation in the Turkic world.
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary is a world-renowned medicinal chemist. He has published 1,175 research papers in the fields of organic and bioorganic chemistry in international journals, 76 books and 40 chapters in books published by major US and European press. He has secured 40 US patents so far.
Dr. Choudhary’s work has been cited by researchers from around the world 30,000 times and his h-index is 70. By now 98 national and international scholars have completed their Ph.D. degrees under his supervision.
Dr. Choudhary is D.Sc., Ph.D., and C. Chem. He has been awarded by different governments of Pakistan with Hilal-e-Imtiaz, Sitara-e-Imtiaz, and Tamgha-e-Imtiaz. He is a laureate of the Mustafa PBUH Prize, ECO Award, Khwarizmi Award, COMSTECH Award, TWAS Young Scientist Award, and Prof. Abdus Salam Prize.
Vice Chancellor University of Karachi Prof. Dr. Nasira Khatoon and Prof. Atta-ur Rahman, ICCBS Patron-in-chief and former Federal Minister for Science and Technology, congratulated Prof. Choudhary for his achievement.

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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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