KARACHI: Pakistan will host the 48th International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) in Karachi next year at the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi (KU), according to local media sources.
“For the first time in the history of IChO since 1968, Pakistan will be hosting this mega event,” announced Prof Dr Attaur Rahman, IChO 2016 president and former Higher Education Commission (HEC) chairperson, sources further revealed.
He was addressing a press conference held at Hussain Ebrahim Jamal Research Institute of Chemistry on Monday, reportedly.
“Around 400 young chemists and 150 experts from more than 75 countries are expected to participate in this global chemistry competition,” Rahman revealed. The event will be held from July 20 till July 29 next year, he said.
“This event will help us portray a positive image of Pakistan in the world and provide a platform to the local populace to showcase their talents.