The election for the post of president, general secretary, treasurer and provincial chapter heads of PBSA takes place after three years of the previous election. The protocol for conducting the election is provided below:

  • The Ballot paper is developed by assigned election commissioners which contain the name of candidates and a box for marking/selecting by the voters.
  • In order to maintain transparency each ballot paper is duly signed by assigned election commissioners and each ballot paper is given a unique serial number and membership ID.
  • PBSA ballot papers are forwarded through courier to eligible voters as per the lists finalized prior to election.
  • Candidates are invited to nominate one representative to be available at the time of counting of votes.
  • Sealed ballot papers returned by voters are opened by election commissioners in the presence of representatives of both candidates.
  • After counting of the ballot papers result will be tabulated.

In order to maintain transparency ballot papers in hard form will be retained till fifteen (15) days from the date of counting. The data in hard form will be retained till the next election. In case of any discrepancy, candidates can contact the election commissioners. The election commissioners are entitled to discard the data after a stipulated time.

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Being elected as the President of Pakistan Biological Safety Association (PBSA) is a true honour for me. I believe that promoting awareness, knowledge and understanding of biosafety at the regional and national level is responsibility of each member and trainer of the PBSA. This organization is commended in many of the national and international forums for its preventive training for Risk Assessment and management, that was much needed at the time of COVID-19 outbreak. Additionally, it has promoted strong collaborations and affiliations with various Biosafety developmental programs that align with international standards to acknowledge and recognize biosafety as a separate scientific discipline within Pakistan. I strongly agree that “no one is safe until everyone is safe”, and would like to work with the PBSA team to implement this approach as far and wide as possible.

Prof. Dr. Saeed Khan
Prof. Dr. Saeed Khan, President PBSA/ Professor Dow University of Health Sciences Karachi

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