Professor Mohammad Wasay has been appointed to Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s 13 Member National Taskforce on Science and Technology.
The expert group led by prominent scientist and former chairman of the Higher Education Commission, Prof Dr Atta-ur-Rehman, the taskforce aims to contribute to the process of equitable, inclusive and sustainable socioeconomic development through promotion of education, science, technology, research innovation, and commercialisation.
The taskforce comprises renowned academics and researchers who will prepare national policies, support the development and implementation of innovative projects and work to promote high-quality education and research related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at all levels.
Commenting on the honour, Professor Wasay said: “I’m honoured to be a part of this wide-ranging and influential body that will play a leading role in supporting the country’s economic development and help Pakistan meet targets under the global sustainable development goals.”
Dr Wasay has published more than 136 scientific papers in peer-reviewed medical journals and has been cited over 1,400 times in international journals. The value of his research has been recognised globally and he has presented his findings at over 70 conferences around the world.
Professor Wasay has been the recipient of several national and international awards for education, research and advocacy work including the Advocacy Leader of the Year Award from the American Academy of Neurology and the Gold Medal from the Pakistan Academy of Medical Sciences.