KARACHI (PPI) - HEC conferred awards on 33 outstanding researchers and scholars of the country. The ceremony titled Outstanding Research Awards was held at the HEC Secretariat, where the merited winners were handed out awards under different categories: Lifetime Academics Achievement, Best Innovator, best Book Publication, Best Research Paper and Best Young Research Scholar. Academics from six varied disciplines, including Biological Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Basic and Applied Sciences, Management Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities, were given the awards. Dr Nasim A Khan, VCr - Hamdard University was awarded Best Book Publication Award. (Energy Research & therir Utilization in Pakistan). Federal Minister for Science and Technology Mir Changez Khan Jamali, while handing over the awards, appreciated the initiative of HEC in enhancing Research & Development capacity of the country.