Prof. Dr. Nusrat Waqar
The physiologists of the region were still mourning the sad demise of Prof. Arif Siddiqui when another gem of Physiology left us for her heavenly home! Prof. Dr. Nusrat Waqar passed away on Friday, the 29th May 2020. Born and brought up in Madina Munawarah, she joined and graduated from Fatima Jinnah Medical College Lahore. She was a pioneer MPhil graduate from Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi. After her MPhil in Physiology she served in the Dow Medical College Karachi for some time and then shifted to King Edward Medical College Lahore. After retirement she continued her teaching activities in Malaysia for some time before coming back to Islamabad Medical and Dental College Islamabad for about 2 years. She also remained affiliated to Fatima Memorial Hospital Medical College, Lahore for a short time.
A smiling, motherly face and a very soft and kind voice did not affect her administrative capabilities. She managed the Department of Physiology, King Edward Medical College Lahore like a perfect manger. Her students were very well disciplined and hardworking under her motherly umbrella and strict control. Her undergraduate and postgraduate students can never forget their spiritual mother.
The Pakistan Physiological Society shares this hard time on the family and prays to Almighty Allah to grant the departed soul the highest place in Jannah. Aameen!
Pakistan Physiological Society is the official, registered society of physiologists of Pakistan. It came into existence as a result of the efforts of our peers at Aga Khan Medical College, and University of Karachi. Since then, the Society has been holding its Biennial Conferences all over Pakistan, providing an excellent platform to young researchers for presenting their original research work. Some of these conferences have been attended by foreign scholars too.
Pakistan Physiological Society is an Adhering Body of International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS) and is a member of Federation of the Asian and Oceanian Physiological Societies (FAOPS). At the 11th Biennial International Conference of the PPS at Islamabad, the South Asian Association of Physiologists (SAAP) came into existance. SAAP has become representative body of the South Asian Physiological Societies and is also holding its Biennial International Conferences. The last Conference (SAPCON-VI) was held in Pakistan on 13-15 Dec 2018.
As an effort to promote good research by comparatively young physiologists, some awards have been introduced by various donors. Professor Alamdar Hussain Award to Best Paper presented by a young physiologist up to Assistant Professor level, and Dr. Attique Younas Sheild to Best Student presenter were first introduced at the 5th Biennial International Conference of the PPS held at Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad, and created a new spirit of competition among the physiologists, teacher and the taught. Pakistan Physiological Society is publishing its scientific journal, Pakistan Journal of Physiology (PJP) since 2005. It is famous among the physiologists of the region due to the scientific work published in it. The PJP is now published quarterly, online and on paper, and is on Open Journal System (OJS).
Pakistan Journal of Physiology, Pak J Physiol, PJP is recognised by PMDC and HEC, and indexed by WHO EMRO, Index Pakistan, Index Copernicus, PakMedinet, and several other indexation services. Pakistan Journal of Physiology (PJP) publishes original research papers in all areas of Biological and Medical Sciences, especially the Human & Animal Physiology. All articles published, including editorials, letters and book reviews, represent the opinions of the authors and do not reflect the official policy of Pakistan Journal of Physiology, Pakistan Physiological Society or the institution with which the author is affiliated, unless this is clearly specified. All submissions are electronic to reduce manuscript delays. For details, authors should consult the instructions to authors at the last page of every issue. Please click HERE to visit the journal website.