Date of Birth: 15.6.1959
Phone number: 041-9201106
Postdoctoral training:1993 Immunology,Molecular biology/Ohio state Uni
Ph.D. : 1991 Parasitology/Uni of Agriculture,Faisalabad,Pakistan
M.Sc. : 1985 Parasitology/Uni of Agriculture,Faisalabad,Pakistan
D.V.M. : 1982Veterinary science/Uni of Agriculture,Faisalabad,Pakistan
Thesis / Dissertations:
Membership in societies:
1-Member Pakistan Society of Parasitology
2-Member Pakistan Veterinary Medical Association
Professor/Department of Parasitology,University of Agriculture,Faisalabad-38040, Pakistan
Work experience(Academic position):
The research interests are mainly on the epidemiology and control of parasitic diseases of animals in Pakistan. This includes determination of factors contributing to parasitic diseases in local conditions, screening of different existing compounds and others particularly of plant origin for their efficacy as antiparasitics. The current research focus is on the documentation of traditional veterinary practices (ethnopharmacology) and their scientific validation using standard scientific procedures. So far more than 50 plants have been evaluated for their anti-parasitic activity and about 20 have been found of great interest for the farmers, researchers and pharmaceutical industry as well.
1-Sajid, M.S., Z. Iqbal, M.N. Khan and G. Muhammad, 2009. In vitro and in vivo Efficacies of Ivermectin and Cypermethrin against the cattle tick Hyalomma anatolicum anatolicum (Acari: Ixodidae)”. Parasitology Research, XX:XXX-XXX DOI No. 10.1007/s00436-009-1538-2 (In Press)
2-Muhammad Kasib Khan, Muhammad Sohail Sajid, Muhammad Nisar Khan, Zafar Iqbal and Muhammad Umair Iqbal, 2009. Bovine fasciolosis: Prevalence, effects of treatment on productivity and cost benefit analysis in five districts of Punjab, Pakistan. Research in Veterinary Science, 87: 70-75.
3-Hafiz Allah Bachaya, Zafar Iqbal, Muhammad Nisar Khan, Zia-ud-Din Sindhu and Abdul Jabbar, 2009. Anthelmintic activity of Ziziphus nummularia (bark) and Acacia nilotica (fruit) against Trichostrongylid nematodes of sheep. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 123: 325-329.
4-Abbas, R.Z., Z. Iqbal, Z.D. Sindhu, M.N. Khan and M. Arshad, 2008. Identification of Cross-Resistance and Multiple Resistance in Eimeria tenella Field Isolates to Commonly Used Anticoccidials in Pakistan. Journal of Applied Poultry Research, 17: 361-368.
5-Altaf Hussain, Muhammad Nisar Khan, Zafar Iqbal and Muhammad Sohail Sajid, 2008. An Account of the Botanical Anthelmintics Used in Traditional Veterinary Practices in Sahiwal District of Punjab, Pakistan. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 119: 185-190.
6-Zahid Farooq, Zafar Iqbal, Shakila Mushtaq, Ghulam Muhammad, Muhammad Zafar Iqbal and Muhammad Arshad, 2008. Ethnoveterinary Practices for the Treatment of Parasitic Diseases in Livestock in Cholistan Desert (Pakistan). Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 118: 213-219.
7-Syed Muhammad Rehan Dilshad, Najeeb-ur-Rehman, Zafar Iqbal, Ghulam Muhammad, Arshad Iqbal and Nazir Ahmad, 2008. An Inventory of the Ethnoveterinary Practices for Reproductive Disorders in Cattle and Buffaloes, Sargodha district of Pakistan. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 117: 393–402.
8-Abdul Jabbar, Zafar Iqbal, Hafiz Abubaker Saddiqi, Wasim Babar and Muhammad Saeed, 2008. Prevalence Of Multiple Anthelmintic Resistant Gastrointestinal Nematodes In Dairy Goats In A Desolated Tract (Pakistan). Parasitology Research, 103: 29-35.
9-Shahid Maqsood Tabassam, Zafar Iqbal, Abdul Jabbar, Zia-ud-Din Sindhu, Amjad Iqbal Chattha, 2008. Efficacy of crude neem seed kernel extracts against natural infestation of Sarcoptes scabiei var. ovis. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 115: 284–287.
10-Sajid, M.S., Z. Iqbal, M.N. Khan, G. Muhammad and M.U. Iqbal, 2007. Effect of Hyalomma Ticks (Acari: Ixodidiiae) on Milk Production of Dairy Buffaloes (Bos Bubalus Bubalis) of Punjab (Pakistan). Italian Journal of Animal Science, 6 (Suppl. 2): 939-941 .
11-Hasan, M., M.N. Khan, M. Mushtaq, Z. Iqbal, A.A. Farrooq, M.S. Sajid and H.M. Waheed, 2007. Prevalence of Warble Fly Infestationn iin Chakwal, Punjab. Italian Journal of Animal Science, 6 (Suppl. 2): 942-944 .
12-Nadeem, M., M.N. Khan, Z. Iqbal, M.S. Sajid, M. Arshad and M. Yaseen, 2007. Determinants influencing prevalence of louse infestations on layers of District Faisalabad (Pakistan). British Poultry Science, 48: 546–550.
13-Abdul Jabbar, Muhammad Arfan Zaman, Zafar Iqbal, Muhammad Yaseen and Asim Shamim, 2007. Anthelmintic activity of Chenopodium album (L.) and Caesalpinia crista (L.) against trichostrongylid nematodes of sheep. Jounal of Ethnopharmacology, 114: 86-91.
14-Muhammad Asif Raza, Zafar Iqbal, Abdul Jabbar and Muhammad Yaseen, 2007. Point prevalence of gastrointestinal helminthiasis in ruminants in southeren Punjab, Pakistan. Journal of Helminthology, 81: 323-328.
15-Sajid, M.S., Zafar Iqbal, Ghulam Muhammad, Mansur Abdullah Sandhu, Muhammad Nisar Khan, Muhammad Saqib, Muhammad Umair Iqbal, 2007. Effect of ivermectin on the cellular and humoral immune responses of rabbits. Life Sciences, 80: 1966-1970.
16-Saeed, M., Zafar Iqbal and Abdul Jabbar, 2007. Oxfendazole Resistance in Gastrointestinal Nematodes of Beetal Goats at Livestock Farms of Punjab (Pakistan). Acta Veterinaria Brunensis, 76: 79-85.
17-Khan, M.N., M.S. Sajid, Z. Iqbal and M. Anwar, 2007. Emergence season of warbles caused by Hypoderma lineatum in Southern Punjab-Pakistan. Animal Science Journal (Japan), 78: 206-210.
18-Iqbal, Z., Muhammad Sarwar, Abdul Jabbar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mahr-un-Nisa, Muhammad Sohail Sajid, Muhammad Nisar Khan, Kamran Aftab Mufti and Muhammad Yaseen, 2007. Direct and Indirect Anthelmintic Effects of Condensed Tannins in Sheep. Veterinary Parasitology, 144: 125-131.
19-Saddiqi, H.A., Abdul Jabbar, Zafar Iqbal, W. Babar, Z. Sandhu, R.Z. Abbas, 2006. Comparative efficacy of five anthelmintics against trichostrongylid nematodes of sheep. Canadian Journal of Animal Science, 86: 471-477.
20-Hassan, M., G. Muhammad, C. Gutierrez, Z. Iqbal, A. Shakoor, and A. Jabbar, 2006. Prevalence of Trypanosoma evansi Infection in Equines and Camels in the Punjab Region, Pakistan. Annals of The New York Academy of Sciences, 1081: 322–324.
21-Khan, M.N., Z. Iqbal, M.S. Sajid, M. Anwar, G.R. Needham, M. Hassan, 2006. Bovine hypodermosis: Prevalence and economic significance in southern Punjab, Pakistan. Veterinary Parasitology, 141: 386-390.
22-Jabbar, A., M.A. Raza, Z. Iqbal and M.N. Khan, 2006. An Inventory of the Ethnobotanicals used as Anthelmintics in the Southern Punjab (Pakistan). Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 108: 152-154.
23-Lateef, M., Z. Iqbal, M.S. Akhtar, A. Jabbar, M.N. Khan and A.H. Gilani, 2006. Preliminary screening of Trachyspermum ammi (L.) seed for anthelmintic activity in sheep. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 38: 491-496 .
24-Jabbar, A., Z. Iqbal, D. Kerboeuf, G. Muhammad, M.N. Khan, M. Afaq, 2006. Anthelmintic Resistance: Revisited the State of Play. Life Sciences, 79: 2413-2431.
25-Iqbal, Z., M. Lateef, A. Jabbar, M.S. Akhtar and M.N. Khan, 2006. Anthelmintic Activity of Vernonia anthelmintica (L.) Willd. Seeds Against Trichostrongylid Nematodes of Sheep. Pharmaceutical Biology, 44: 563-567.
26-Jabbar, A., Zafar Iqbal, Muhammad Nisar Khan, 2006. In vitro anthelmintic activity of Trachyspermum ammi seeds. Pharmacognosy Magazine, 2: 126–129.
27-Khan, M.A., M.Sarwar, M. Nisa, Z. Iqbal, M.S. Khan, W.S. Lee, H.J. Lee and H.S. Kim, 2006. Chemical composition, In situ Digestion Kinetics and Feeding Value of Oat Grass (Avena sativa) Ensiled with Molasses for Nili-Ravi Buffaloes. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences, 19: 1127–1133.
28-Khan, M.A., M. Sarwar, M. Nisa, M. S. Khan, S. A. Bhatti, Z. Iqbal, W. S. Lee, H. J. Lee, H. S. Kim1 and K. S. Ki1, 2006. Feeding Value of Urea Treated Wheat Straw Ensiled with or without Acidified Molasses in Nili-Ravi Buffaloes. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences, 19: 645-650.
29-Muhammad, G., A. Jabbar, Z. Iqbal, M. Athar and M. Saqib, 2006. A Preliminary Passive Surveillance of Clinical Disease Profiles of Pneumatic Cart Pulling Camels in Faisalabad Metropolis (Pakistan). Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 76: 273–279.
30-Lateef, M., Z. Iqbal, M.N. Khan, A. Jabbar and M.S. Akhtar, 2006. Anthelmintic Activity of Swertia chirata Buch-Ham. whole plant against Gastrointestinal Nematodes of Sheep. Fitoterapia, 77: 463–465.
31-Lateef, M. , Z. Iqbal, A. Jabbar, M.N. Ghayur and A.H. Gilani, 2006. In vivo anthelmintic activity of Butea monosperma against trichostrongylid nematodes in sheep. Fitoterapia 77: 137–140.
32-Iqbal, Z., M. Lateef, M.S. Akhtar, M.N. Ghayur, A.H. Gilani, 2006. In vivo anthelmintic activity of ginger against gastrointestinal nematodes of sheep. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 106: 285–287.
33-Iqbal, Z., M. Lateef, A. Jabbar, M.N. Ghayur and A.H. Gilani, 2006. In vitro and In vivo Anthelmintic activity of Nicotiana tabacum L. Leaves Against Gastrointestinal Nematodes of Sheep. Phytotherapy Research, 20: 46-48.
34-Sajid, M.S., Z. Iqbal, G. Muhammad and M. U. Iqbal, 2006. Immunomodulatory effect of various antiparasitics: a review. Parasitology, 132: 301–313.
35-Shah, A.H., M.N. Khan, Z. Iqbal, M.S. Sajid and M.S. Akhtar, 2006. Some epidemiological aspects and vector role of tick infestation on layers of district Faisalabad (Pakistan). Worlds Poultry Science Journal, 62:145-57.
36-Abbas, R.Z., Zafar Iqbal, Muhammad Shoaib Akhtar, Muhammad Nisar Khan, Abdul Jabbar, Zia-u-Din Sandhu, 2006. Anticoccidal screening of Azadirachta indica (neem) in broilers. Pharmacologyonline 3: 365-371.
37-Hassan, M., G. Muhammad, C. Gutierrez, Z. Iqbal, A. Shakoor and A. Jabbar 2005. Evaluation of different diagnostic tests for Trypanosoma evansi infection among horses and camels in the Punjab region, Pakistan. Journal of Camel Practice and Research, 12: 95-97.
38-Iqbal, Z., M. Lateef, A. Jabbar, G. Muhammad and M.N. Khan, 2005. Anthelmintic Activity of Calotropis procera (Ait.) Ait. F. Flowers in Sheep. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 102: 256–261.
39-Khan, M.N., Z. Iqbal, M.S. Sajid and M. Anwar, 2005. Comparative Efficacy of Ivermectin and Cypermethrin Against Hypodermosis in Southern Punjab (Pakistan). Ibn-Al-Haitham Journal of Science and Technology, 1: 16–9.
40-Muhammad, G., A. Jabbar and Z. Iqbal, 2005. Canine dirofilariasis. Indian Veterinary Journal, 82: 987-988.
41-Muhammad, G., M.Z. Khan, M.H. Hussain, Z. Iqbal, M. Iqbal and M. Athar, 2005. Ethnoveterinary practices of owners of pneumatic-cart pulling camels in Faisalabad (Pakistan). Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 97: 241-6 .
42-Iqbal, Z., M. Lateef and M. Ashraf, A. Jabbar, 2004. Anthelmintic activity of Artemisia brevifolia in sheep. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 93: 265-8.
43-Akhtar, M.S., Z. Iqbal, M.N. Khan and Muhammad Lateef, 2000. Anthelmintic activity of medicinal plants with particular reference to their use in animals in Indo-Pakistan subcontinent. Small Ruminant Research, 38: 99-107.
44-Akhtar, M., C.S. Hayat and Z. Iqbal, 1999. Antigenic response of midgut (Boophilus microplus) cell culture vaccine. Small Ruminant Research, 33: 189-192 .
45-Iqbal, Z., G. Rasool, C.S. Hayat and M. Akhtar, 1998. Biochemical disturbances associated with haemonchosis in sheep. Agriculture Science, (Oman), 3(2): 35-39.
46-Qudoos, A., M.N. Khan, C.S. Hayat, Z. Iqbal and M. Jawed, 1997. Prevalence and effect of temperature on the propagation of Sarcoptes scabei mite infestation on buffaloe calves in Pakistan. Indian Veterinary Journal, 74: 929-931.
47-Iqbal, Z., Prince Danso, C.S. Hayat and M. Nisar Khan, 1996. Epidemiology of Hydatid Disease. Echinococcosis in dogs and jackals in Faisalabad (Pakistan). Indian Veterinary Journal, 73: 620-622.
48-Qudoos, A., M.N. Khan, C.S. Hayat and Z. Iqbal, 1995. Comparative efficacy of different acaricides for the control of Sarcoptic mites on cattle. Indian Veterinary Journal, 72: 1255-1258 .
49-Iqbal, Z. and Y. Rikihisa, 1994. Reisolation of Ehrlichia canis from Blood and Tissues of Dogs after Doxycycline Treatment. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 32: 1644-1649.
50-Iqbal, Z. and Y. Rikihisa, 1994. Application of Polymerase Chain Reaction for the detection of Ehrlichia canis in tissues of dogs. Veterinary Microbiology, 42: 281-287.
51-Iqbal, Z., W. Chichanasiriwithaya and Y. Rikihisa, 1994. Comparison of PCR with other Tests for Early Diagnosis of Canine Ehrlichisosis. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 32: 1658-1662.
52-Rikihisa, Y., S. Yamamoto, I. Kwak, Z. Iqbal, G. Kociba, J. Matt and W. Chichanasiriwithaya, 1994. C-Reactive Protein and alpha 1-Acid Glycoprotein Levels in Dogs infected with Ehrlichia canis. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 32: 912-917.
53-Cheema, H.I., Z. Iqbal and N. Jameel, 1992. Surveillance studies on parasitism in wild boar (Sus scrofa) in Punjab, Pakistan. Veterinary Record, 131: 16.
Papers presented in Symposiums or Congresses:
1-Babar, W., Abdul Jabbar, H.A. Saddiqui and M. Saeed, 2008. Prevalence of Multiple Anthelmintic Resistant Nematodes in Sheep in earthquake-struck areas of Pakistan. Proceedings of XVIIth International Congress for Tropical Medicine and Malaria. Held on September 29 –October 03, 2008 at International Convention Centre, Jeju, Jeju, Korea. Organized by The Korean Society for Parasitology, The Korean Society for Microbiology and Korean Society for Zoonoses. Sponsored by International Federation for Tropical Medicine.
2-Abbas, R.Z., Z. Iqbal, Z.D. Sandhu, M.N. Khan, M. Arshad and M.K. Saleemi, 2008. Sensitivity of Eimeria tenella Field Isolates Against Maduramicin. Proc. 15th Congress of FAVA. FAVA-OIE Joint Symposium on Emerging Diseases. 27-30 October, Bangkok, Thailand.
3-Rao Zahid Abbas, Zafar Iqbal and Muhammad Yaseen, 2008. Anticoccidial Activty of Salinomycin Sodium in Broilers. Proc. 1st International Veterinary Poultry Congress. Organized by Iran Branch of The WVPA and Veterinary Council I.R. Iran. 19-20 February, Tehran, Iran.
4-Zafar Iqbal and Rao Zahid Abbas, 2008. Tracing the Development of Resistance in Eimeria tenella Field Isolates Against Amprolium in Broilers. Proc. 1st International Veterinary Poultry Congress. Organized by Iran Branch of The WVPA and Veterinary Council I.R. Iran. 19-20 February, Tehran, Iran.
5-Sajid, M.S., Khan, M.N., Iqbal, Z. and Muhammad, G., 2008. Comparative efficacy of Ivermectin and Cypermethrin against Hyalomma anatolicum ticks (Acari:Ixodidae). Proceedings of XXIII International Congress of Entomology, International Convention Centre, Durban, South Africa, July 06-12, 2008.
6-Sajid, M.S., Z. Iqbal, N. Khan and G. Muhammad, 2008. Prevalence and Determinants of Ixodids in Domestic Goats Lower Punjab (Pakistan). Proceedings of the XXV Jubilee World Buiatrics Congress Budapest, Hungary – 2008 (www.ivis.org).
7-Muhammad Saeed, Zafar Iqbal, Abdul Jabbar, Muhammad Yaseen and Muhammad Arshad, 2008. Anthelmintic Resistance: Beetal Goats in Punjab (Pakistan). Proc. 44th Annual Scientific Seminar of Malaysian Society of Parasitology & Tropical Medicine (MSPTM), p. 22., 4-5 March 2008, Grand Seasons Hotel, Kualalumpur, Malaysia.
8-Zafar Iqbal, Muhammad Lateef and Muhammad Sohail Sajid, 2008. Validation of some indigenous plants of Pakistan for their anthelmintic activity. Proc. 5th International workshop: Novel Approaches to the Control of Helminth Parasites of Livestock 2008, p. 38, 26th – 29th February 2008, Impiana Casuarina Hotel, Ipoh, Malaysia .
9-Abbas, R.Z., Zafar Iqbal and Muhammad Nisar Khan, 2007. Comparative efficacy of turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) and slainomycin sodium on the occurrence of coccidiosis and growth performance of broilers. Proceedings of 15th Congress and Exhibition of the World Veterinary Association, held at Beijing, China, September 10-15, 2007, p. 62 .
10-Sindhu, Z.U.D., Z. Iqbal, N.N. Jonsson, M.N. Khan, A. Jabbar and R.Z. Abbas, 2007. Acaricidal effect of Pakistani plant extracts against cattle tick- Rhipicephalus (Boophiulus) microplus. Electronic Journal Complementary and Alternative Medicine (eCAM), 4: 68.
11-Khan, M.N., Sajid, M.S., Iqbal, Z., Anwar, M. and Needham, G.R., 2006. Prevalence of hypodermosis in Southern Punjab-Pakistan. Proceedings of XIIth AAAP Animal Science Congress 2006, Bexco, Busan, Korea organized by Korean Society of Animal Science and Technology from September 18–22, 2006, P. 60.
12-Sajid, M.S., M.A. Hussain, M.N. Khan, Zafar Iqbal and M. Ashraf, 2006. Bovine pediculosis: Prevalence and Chemotherapeutic Control in Central Punjab (Pakistan). Proceedings of 3rd International Congress on Phthiraptera. Buenos Aires, Argentina: October 16-20, 2006.
13-Abbas, R.Z., Z. Iqbal, M.S. Akhtar, M.N. Khan, A. Jabbar and Z.D. Sindhu, 2006. Anticoccidial screening of Azadirachta indica (Neem) in broilers. First International Symposia about Pharmacology of Natural Products and BLACPMA organized by Cuban Society of Pharmacology, held at Hotel Club Amigo Varadero, Havana, Cuba on November 20-24, 2006. (pp: 61)
14-Saddiqi, H.A., Z. Iqbal, A. Jabbar, M. Saeed and W. Babar, 2006. A questionnaire survey for small ruminant worm control practices in desert (Thal) in Pakistan in “XIIth AAAP Animal Science Congress 2006” organized by Korean Society of Animal Science and Technology held at BEXCO, Busan, Korea on September 18-22, 2006 (pp 136).
15-Saddiqi, H.A., A. Jabbar, Z. Iqbal, W. Babar and M. Saeed, 2006. Benzimidazole resistance against gastrointestinal nematodes of sheep and goat kept at livestock farm in desert, Pakistan in “XIIth AAAP Animal Science Congress 2006” organized by Korean Society of Animal Science and Technology held at BEXCO, Busan, Korea on September 18-22, 2006 (pp 122).
16-Iqbal ,Z. , M. Sarwar, S. Mahmood, A. Jabbar and M.N. Khan, 2006. Characterization of tannins in feeds and forages of Pakistan and their evaluation for anthelmintic activity in “XIIth AAAP Animal Science Congress 2006” organized by Korean Society of Animal Science and Technology held at BEXCO, Busan, Korea on September 18-22, 2006. (pp 105).
17-Maqsood, T.S., Z. Iqbal, A. Jabbar, Z.D. Sindhu and R.Z. Abbas, 2006. Documentation of ethnoveterinary practices and evaluation of Azadirachta indica for treatment of sheep mange in “XIIth AAAP Animal Science Congress 2006” organized by Korean Society of Animal Science and Technology held at BEXCO, Busan, Korea on September 18-22, 2006 (pp 104).
18-Jabbar, A., Zaman, M.A., Iqbal, Z., Yaseen, Y. and Shamim, A., 2006. Anthelmintic activity of Chenopodium album (L.) and Caesalpinia crista (L.) against trichostrongylid nematodes of sheep in the 9th International Congress on Ethnopharmacology organized by International Society for Ethnopharmacology held at Nanning, Guangxi, P.R. China on August 22-26, 2006.
19-Hassan, M., G. Muhammad, Z. Iqbal, A. Jabbar, A. Shakoor, Z.D. Sandhu, 2006. Trypanosomiasis in Camels: I. Prevalence II. Comparative efficacy of Suranol-T and Cymelarasan in Conference “Kinetoplastids 2006” organized by MANGOSTEEN held at Dakar, Senegal and Tendaba, The Gambia on March 11-19, 2006.
20-Sajid, M.S., Iqbal, Z., Muhammad G., and Saqib, M. 2005, Influence of Ivermectin of the cellular and humoral immune response of rabbits. 17th National Congress of Parasitology organized by The Indian Society of Parasitologists and Regional Medical Research Centre, N.E. Region (ICMR), Dibrugarh-786001, Assam, India from October 24–26, 2005, P. 02.
1-Iqbal, Z., M.S. Sajjid, A. Jabbar, R.Z. Abbas and M.N. Khan, 2006. Techniques in Veterinary Parasitology. ISBN 969-417-089-3. Higher Education Commission, Islamabad–Pakistan.
2-Abbas, R.Z., Zafar Iqbal, Muhammad Nisar Khan, Abdul Jabbar, 2006. Ilm-e-Tufailiat (An Urdu Book). Al-Rafiq Afzali Printing Press, Faisalabad–Pakistan.
3-Iqbal, Z., M.N. Khan and A. Jabbar, 2003. An Illustrated Textbook of Veterinary Entomology, ISBN 969-8490-06-1, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad–38040, Pakistan.
1-Awarded Research Productivity Allowance (2008) by The Pakistan Council for Science and Technology, Islamabad
2-President’s Medal for Technology 2008 (civil award) awarded by The President of Pakistan on recommendation of the Minsitry of Science and Technology, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad, Pakistan
3-PAS Gold Medal 2008 in the field of Agriculture by Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan
4-Best University Teacher Award 2007 by Higher Education Commission, Islamabad, Pakistan
5-Received 10th PEF (Pakistan Educational Forum) National Education Awards 2004 by Pakistan Education Forum (Society for Promotion and Development of Education), NW-33, Near Government Post Graduate College, Asghar Mall, Rawalpindi
6-Received “Professor AR Shakoori Gold Medal 2004” as a recognition of scientist of the year 2004 during 24th Pakistan Congress of Zoology Held on March 30, 2004 at Allama Iqbal University, Islamabad
7-Received Star Laureate Award 2001 (Trophy and Certificate of Excellence) from South Asia Publications, Karachi
8-Received “Young Scientist award 1996 from Academic Staff Association, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (1997)
9-Received certificate of being an excellent research worker from The Ohio State University, U.S.A.
10-Obtained certificate of achievement from USAID Academy for Educational Development as special recognition for achieving the highest TOEFL score in 21st session of English for Academic Purposes
11-First class throughout the academic carrier
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