LAHORE - Prof Dr Muhammad Shairf, Department of Mathematics of Punjab University, has been elected fellow of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS). Only scientists of the highest merit, who have made outstanding contribution to the advancement of scientific knowledge with brilliant careers spreading over a considerable period, are elected through a long drawn process. They have the capability and capacity individually and collectively to develop the Academy as a pool of scientific expertise to render independent opinion in matters where science can be of any assistance to the policy makers. Pakistan Academy of Sciences is a non-governmental and non-political supreme scientific body of distinguished scientists in the country. Dr Sharif has been recently been conferred Distinguished National Professor by HEC. He has already been awarded Izaz-i-Fazeelat, Tamgha-i-Imtiaz by Government of Pakistan during 2007 and 2008 respectively, Best University Teacher Award by HEC during 2008 and Gold Medal in Mathematics 2009 by Pakistan Academy of Sciences.