Women University Mardan organized a two day International conference on "Empowering nation through Sciences" at Margalla Hotel, Islamabad. The conference was attended by many renowned speakers from national and international forums, who delivered their thought provoking talks in the conference. Dr. Yousaf Zafar, former Chairman Pakistan Agriculture Council, graced the occasion as Chief Guest on the opening day of the conference. Prof. Dr. Ghazala Yasmeen warmly welcomed the Chief Guest and all the worthy guests.
Many scholars both from national and international backgrounds presented their research papers, which added greatly to the knowledge of the audience. The worthy vice chancellors and professors from 20 different universities were invited to the conference. The Conference was also attended by students from Women Universities as well as from other universities.
During the conference, Women University Mardan initiated the PAKBOL, a project initiated by University of Guelph, Canada, which will help the students know about pests and diseases.
The Vice Chancellor Dr. Ghazala Yasmeen said in her address in the concluding ceremony that in order to take steps towards the advancements and new trends, Women University Mardan has been enthusiastic about arranging conferences. She further mentioned that the main aim of the conference was to acquaint the students with different research techniques in the field of science and technology, which is the need of the age. In her address, she attributed the tremendous success of the conference to the immense hard work of all the Faculty members and organizers. Prof. Dr. Ghazala Yasmeen also requested HEC Pakistan to support such kind of initiatives taken by new universities. Ms. Margaux MacDonald congratulated Vice Chancellor on the huge success of the conference and appreciated her efforts for the development of female education. Dr. Qibla Ayaz, Chairman, Council of Islamic Ideology, Pakistan also appreciated the struggles of Vice Chancellor and said that he hoped the trend would carry on. The presenters, participants and organizers were awarded certificates at the end of the ceremony.
For the purpose of the conference arranged by Women University Mardan, the keynote speakers were Dr. Nighisty Ghezae ( Sweden), Prof. Dr. Paul Inman (UK) , Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashfaq (Canada) , Dr. Tonya Blower ( Italy) , Dr.Samina Iqbal ( Faislabad, Pakistan), Prof. Dr. Nazir Ahmed (Quetta, Pakistan) and Prof. Dr. Subhan Qureshi( Australia/Pakistan).