Pirzada Qasim

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Pirzada Qasim
پیرزادہ قاسم
Born 8 February 1943
Dehli, India
Nationality Indo-Pakistani
Fields Neuroscience
Institutions Nazeer Hussain University
Karachi University

Ziauddin University

Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences & Technology
laboratories of Lord Walton of Detachant
Alma mater University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Known for Intellectual and work in Urdu

Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui (Urdu: پیرزادہ قاسم رضا صدیقی‎) (born 8 February 1943) is a noted Indo-Pakistani scholar, Urdu poet[1] scientist and educationist. He is serving as Chancellor of the Nazeer Hussain University.[2]


Pirzada was born on 8 February 1943 to an educated, Urdu-speaking family in Delhi, India. After the partition of Pakistan and India in 1947, he continued his studies in Pakistan and received his intermediate from D J Science College in Karachi and BSc (H) from University of Karachi. He earned his PhD at Newcastle University, England. He started his career as a lecturer at the University of Karachi and became a professor. He has been associated with the University's Department of Physiology since 1960. He also served as Vice-Chancellor at the Federal Urdu University, University of Karachi and Ziauddin University. He is currently the Chancellor of Nazeer Hussain University.[3] He has written several books in English and Urdu, including Urdu poetry.[4]


  • Free amino acids in blood, liver and muscle of Uromastix hardwickii. Pak. J. Biochem. 1 (1–2): 1–4 (1968).
  • Synthesis of some immunosuppressive agents. J. Sci. 2 (1): 131–134 (1973).
  • Histamine and its antagonists. I. Some stearic and pharmacodynamic consideration. J. Sci. 2(2): 249–258 (1973)
  • Some azaindoles and related derivatives of potential biological interest. 11th Ann. Med. Symp., J.P.M.C., Karachi Abs. p-29 (1973)
  • Changes in some of the properties of muscle membrane produced by chronic denervation in rat diaphragm. 11th Ann. Med. Symp., J.P.M.C., Karachi, Abs. p30.
  • Studies on erythrocytes in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. 7th Symposium on Current Research in Muscular Dystrophy, Birmingham. Abs. 4 (1977). Foreign (International)
  • Effect of ouabain upon erythrocyte membrane adenosine triphosphatase in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. J. Neurol. Sci. 34: 365–372 (1977). Foreign (International)
  • Erythrocytes in Duchenne Muscular dystrophy. J. Pak. Med. Assoc. 29 (7): 144–150 (1979).
  • Temperature dependent contractile properties of normal and denervated skeletal muscles. Nat. Sci. 1(1): 16–32 (1979).
  • Effect of temperature on the duration of active state in normal and denervated skeletal muscle. Nat. Sci. 1(1): 33–40 (1979).
  • Studies on autohemolysis in human erythrocytes. Nat. Sci. 1(1): 41–49 (1979).
  • The effect of preincubation on adenosine triphosphatase activity of human erythrocyte membranes. Nat. Sci. 1(2): 105–110.
  • Studies on the duration of parental immunity in chicks. Nat. Sci. 1(2): 102–104 (1979).
  • An evaluation of some carrier detection techniques in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. J. Neurol. Sci. 43: 377–394 (1979). Foreign (International)
  • The effect of dexamethasone on the growth of gamma irradiated tadpoles. Acta Anatomica 105: 134–139 (1979). Foreign (International)
  • Levels of liver glycogen during normal and radiation induced metamorphosis in Rana Cyanophlyctus. Acta. Anatomica. 105: 338–343 (1979). Foreign (International)
  • Thermostability of the lentogenic strains of Newcastle disease virus. Nat. Sci. 1(3): 137–142.
  • Gamma rays as stressor of tadpole growth. Radiobiol. Radiother. 20: 661–670 (1979). Foreign (International)
  • The effect of Dexamethasone and vitamin A on the growth and metamorphosis of gamma-irradiated thyroxine induced Bufo melanosticutus tadpoles. Radiobiol. Raditother. 21: 156–161 (1980) Foreign (International)
  • On the effects of Amygdalin (Vitamin B-17) in Cancer Evaluation in rats administered Dimethylnitrosamine. Nat. Sci. 3(2): 33–39.
  • Cancer risk in Pakistan: Environmental mycotoxin and prevention of exposure. Nat. Sci., 3: 96–97 (1981).
  • Electrocardiographic studies in the patients of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. J. Pak. Med. Assoc. 34(5): 117–121 (1984).
  • Osmotic fragility of erythrocytes in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. J. Pak. Med. Assoc. 34(5): 127–134.
  • Myoglobinuria in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. J. Pak. Med. Assoc. 23: 95–99 (1984).
  • Binding of Cardiac Glycoside Ouabain to Dystrophic Erythrocyte Membranes. Pak. J. Pharmacol. 2: 37–42 (1985).
  • Relative vapour pressure lowering in the skeletal muscles of different animals and in the denervated and tenotomised muscles of uromastix. J. Pharm. Univ. Kar., 42(2): 119–122 (1986).
  • Semen Analysis in insulin dependent/ non insulin dependent diabetic men with/ without Neuropathy. Arch. Androl. 30: 47–54 (1993). Foreign (International)
  • Serum and Urinary levels of pituitary-gonadal hormones in insulin dependent and non insulin dependent diabetic males with and without neuropathy. Arch. Androl. 30: 117–123 (1993). Foreign (International)
  • Comparative studies of the induction of Erectile response to film and fantasy in diabetic men with and without neuropathy. Arch. Androl. 30: 137–145 (1993). Foreign (International).
  • Conduction velocity of the dorsal nerve of penis and penile brachial index in insulin dependent/ non insulin dependent diabetic men with/ without neuropathy. Arch. STD/HIV Res. 7(2): 105–114 (1993). Foreign (International)
  • Diabetic neuropathies in males, circadian variation in pituitary gonadal hormonal release. Pak. J. Pharmacol, 11(1), 19–27 (1994).
  • Estimation of nor adrenalne content of human penile tissue in diabetic men with/without neuropathy. Pak. J. Pharaceu. Sci. 7(2): 35–44 (1994).
  • Eretle impotence in Insulin dependent (IDDM) and non-insulin dependent (NIDDM) diabetic men with/without neuropathy. Arc. STD/HIC Res. 7(2): 97–103 (1993). Foreign (International).


  1. ^ Sājid, Afsar (2000). Appraisals. Beacon Books. p. 222. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Affairs, United Nations: Office for Outer Space; Nation, United; Association, Spaceweek International (July 2006). Report on World Space Week 2005: Prepared in Cooperation with Spaceweek International Association. United Nations Publications. pp. 21–. ISBN 978-92-1-101131-9. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.dawn.com/tag/dr-pirzada-qasim-raza-siddiqui Archived 23 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Prof. Dr. Muhammad Qaiser – Vice Chancellor". Archived from the original on 25 June 2014. 

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