The Pakistan Academy of Sciences awarded PAS Gold Medal Award -2013 to Dr. Azeem Khalid, Associate Professor of Department of Environmental Sciences, PMAS Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, in recognition of his outstanding research work in the field of Agriculture. The award will be given later in a suitable ceremony arranged by Pakistan Academy of Sciences.
The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan has selected Dr. Azeem Khalid's research paper titled Accelerated decolorization of reactive azo dyes under saline conditions by bacteria isolated from Arabian seawater sediment (Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 96: 1599-1606) for "Best Research Paper Award -2012". The award will be conferred in a commemorative award ceremony that would be organized soon in HEC Islamabad. The award will consist of the certificate and cash prize of Rs.50,000. Dr. Azeem Khalid is Associate Professor and Chairman of the Department of Environmental Sciences, PMAS Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi.