Islamabad: Secretary General of Pakistan Academy of Sciences and Chairman of Biotechnology Department at Quaid Azam University Dr Zabta Khan Shinwari, has won UNESCO 2015 Avicenna prize for ethics in science.

Upon the recommendation of an independent International Jury of scholars and ethicists, the prestigious award has been conferred on him by UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. The jury stressed that Shinwari could be a role model in the area of ethics of science, because he combines an outstanding personal commitment to ethically responsible research and responsible science with high academic standards of scientific research, education and management.