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PSF Announces Science Popularization & Journalist Awards 2017

ISLAMABAD (June 11, 2018): Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) has announced the Science Popularization and Science Journalist Awards 2017.

Mr. Syed Ali Mustafa Zaidi from Islamabad has won Science Popularization Award 2017 amounting to Rs. 100,000, Mr. Jamil Ahmed Soomro from Sukkur Rs. 50,000 Journalist Award in Urdu Print Media Category while Mr. Ammer Malik Sheikh from Lahore Rs. 50,000 Journalist Award in English Print Media Category. The Awards will be given in a prestigious ceremony next month.

Pakistan Science Foundation is the first science organization in the country which in collaboration with Ministry of Science and Technology and National Press Club has instituted the Science Popularization and Science Journalist Awards. PSF had invited entries for Science Popularization Award 2017 and Science Journalist Award 2017 in October last year. In four categories of Science Journalist Award i.e. English Print Media, Urdu Print Media, TV and Radio, entries in the English and Urdu Print Media categories only fulfilled the required criteria. The judges comprised three eminent scientists including vice chancellors and heads of S&T organizations as well as two senior journalists. The PSF Board of Trustees Member headed the Judges Committee to ensure transparency and merit.

Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF), being the apex body for science promotion and popularization in the country, is striving for promotion of science among the youth and motivating them towards Science Education. There are many non-governmental as well as governmental organizations and Individuals/engaged in various activities related to Science Popularization. Keeping in view, the extraordinary efforts/contributions of the individuals and organizations in the field of Science Popularization, PSF has initiated awards to recognize outstanding efforts aimed at popularizing science and technology and promoting scientific attitude among people.

There are many journalists also engaged in various activities related to Science Popularization and to recognize their outstanding efforts aimed at popularizing science and technology and promoting scientific attitude among people the Foundation has also initiated Science Journalist Award from the year 2017.

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