Lahore: Professor of Zoology and Former Registrar, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Naeem Khan has been awarded the Nor-Fishing Foundation Travel Grant Award for 2014 by the Royal Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Norway.
Erik Hempel, Director of Communications, The Nor-Fishing Foundation, has informed the award recipient, Dr. Naeem Khan that “as a consequence of your initiative, The Nor-Fishing Foundation has decided to establish a permanent Travel Grant to be awarded annually to a person from a developing country.
The grant will be awarded every year, and you will thus be the first person to receive this award’, the communication said. Dr. Naeem Khan has been invited to attend the international fisheries fair & international aquaculture fair “NOR-FISHING & AQUA NOR EXHIBITIONS-2014” in Trondheim, Norway to be held from August 19-22, 2014 as an official guest of the Government of Norway. This is third international travel conference award won by Dr. Naeem Khan in a row in 2014.
Earlier, he won the American Fisheries Society Partial Travel Grant Award for Western Division AFS Annual Conference held in Mazatlan, Mexico, from, 7-11 April, 2014. Recently, he also won the World Aquaculture Society (WAS), Partial Travel Grant Award for “World Aquaculture 2014” held in Adelaide, Australia, from, 7-11 June, 2014. Dr. Naeem Khan has 29 years of illustrious Professional career as Professor, Registrar, Director External Linkages, Punjab University; Professor, Dean & Chairman, University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences; Director Fisheries, Government of Punjab.
A Ph.D.from the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, he is already recipient of five (5) Gold Medals and many other international awards. He is author of forty one (41) internationally published and forty eight (48) nationally published research papers and have attended twenty six (26) international conferences overseas. Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway will be the chief guest on the occasion along-with the Minister of Fisheries, Mrs. Elisabeth Aspaker, Mayor of Trondheim, Mrs. Rita Ottervik and the Director of Fisheries & Chairperson of the Board of the Nor-Fishing Foundation, Mrs. Liv Holmefjord.