Pakistani student excels in Environmental Project Olympiad

ISLAMABAD 14th April.

Muhammad bin Qasim, a student of class 8 at the Pak-Turk International School and Colleges, Peshawar, won a silver medal in the 6th International Environmental Project Olympiad, which took place in Baku, Azerbaijan, from April 4th-8th.Qasim has stood second in a contest that featured 100 projects by students of 42 countries.


Qasim Aged 14, presented a research on a plant to find out treatment for patients suffering from diabetes. The plant called Tecoma Stans (Yellow Elder) is found in abundance in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa(KPK PAKISTAN).He analyzed the plant in laboratory conditions from various perspectives and eventually reached the conclusion that the herb is very useful for patients of diabetes.


Upon his return to Pakistan, Qasim said, β€œIt was the effort of my teacher and the prayers of my parents, which enabled me to accomplish this task.” He said that he will continue to explore for the sake of humanity.

Professor Dr. Mirza Hakim Khan and Biology lecturer Huseyin Gursoy supervised the research. The project was presented in the Olympiad, where it was praised and followed by a request to make it elaborate and more convenient.


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