Directory of Muslim scientists in Pakistan by Feb end

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Islamabad, Jan 28 (UNI) Pakistan's Committee on Science and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH) will publish a directory of Muslim scientists working on research projects across the world by the end of February.

The contributions made by the scientists and engineers are being assessed through a set of research performance measures related to indicators developed by COMSTECH, including research articles, competitive research grants and international awards.

A total of 670 curriculum vitae were received from researchers from Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) countries, out of which 383 have so far been assessed, the Associated Press of Pakistan reported.

The scientists have contributed in the fields of agriculture, biology, chemistry, environmental sciences and medical technology.

The project of launching the directory was first approved by the seventh General Assembly Meeting of COMSTECH in 1996 and it was originally called ''Scientists in the Muslim World''.

It was renamed ''Database of Active Scientists and Institutions in the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) member states'' by the Executive Committee.

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