PBSA Sindh Chapter Meeting (Marriott Karachi, 18 May 2019)

PBSA Sindh Chapter Meeting (Marriott Karachi, 18 May 2019)

Pakistan Biological Safety Association (PBSA) Sindh Chapter Meeting was held in Marriott Karachi on May 18 2019. The major focus points were sustainability of PBSA and future endeavors towards spreading the message of biological risk mitigation in all provinces of Pakistan. There was also a discussion about the need to increase biosafety and biosecurity awareness in interior Sindh, where mortality due to negligence of biological risk mitigation has resulted in significant loss.

A cake cutting ceremony was also conducted in appreciation of the efforts of Dr. Shahida Qureshi. Dr. Shahida Qureshi (Lab Supervisor in Aga Khan University) will be shifting to Lahore and handing the chapter roles and responsibilities to Dr. Aneeta Hotwani and Dr. Saima Saleem. She also appreciated the growth of PBSA and looked forward to sharing her experience with PBSA Punjab Chapter.

Dr. Qasmi, General Secretary PBSA, was appreciative of the efforts of the Bioprism trainers, Sindh Lifetime Members, and the effort of Dr. Shahida to making biosafety important in Pakistan.

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Serving as the President of Pakistan Biological Safety Association I feel we are working hard to improve the biosafety and biosecurity in Pakistan. We are pioneers in introducing biorisk management in Pakistan and our work has been acclaimed nationally and internationally. We have successfully completed multiple projects and our success indicates our commitment towards our mission to improve biorisk management in Pakistan.

Dr. Aamer Ikram
Dr. Aamer Ikram, President PBSA/ Executive Director NIH Pakistan