LAHORE: Punjab University Institute of Geology has organized the sixth Pakistan Geological Congress. Over 400 participants attended online the webinar series of lectures from all over the world with a theme to discuss “Recent Developments in Himalayan Geology”.
The main objective of the congress was to bring together the leading national and international geoscientists from academia and industry to exchange and share their experiences and research.
PU Pro Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Saleem Mazhar, Prof. Dr. Dauwee from Netherlands, Prof. Dr. Nuretin from Turkey, Dr. Abdul Qayyum from Netherlands and Dr. Hummad Ghani from Germany, Dr. Nadeem from UEPL, Tahir Maqsood from Islamabad, Dr. Nawaz Chaudhary and Dr. Armaghan Faisal from Punjab University participated in the congress webinar and delivered lectures.
As many as 51 extended abstracts from Pakistani and foreign students of BS, MS and Ph. D levels in the fields of Structural and Petroleum Geology, Sedimentology, Stratigraphy and Paleontology, Mineralogy/Petrology and Geochemistry, Engineering Geology and Geophysics were received.
Out of which, 37 abstracts were presented and evaluated. Cash prizes of worth Rs. 10,000, Rs. 5000 and Rs. 3000 awarded to the first three positions that was sponsored by Geohinking Club. The session was concluded by the Prof. Dr. Muhammad Saleem Mazhar and announced the winners of the student poster competition.
It was announced that the geological bulletin of the institute will be revived, and the next volume will be published in June 2021. Moreover, the director announced the 7th PGC which will be held in January 2022.