Dr. Zahid Munawar


Dr. Zahid Munawar



Mr. Zahid Munawar is a registered Pharmacist in Pakistan since 2012 and currently working as a lecturer in Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, PAF-IAST. He attained his Pharm.D degree from G.C. University Faisalabad and M.Phil Pharmaceutical Chemistry degree from Riphah International University, Islamabad. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from The Islamia University Bahawalpur. He has also attained certification in Good Clinical Practices from NIDA clinical trials network, America.

He has previously served as quality assurance manager in a contract research organization (CRO) Cyntax Health Projects PVT Ltd and worked as team member for designing and conducting clinical trial projects across Pakistan. He is a formulation designing expert for pharmaceutical and skincare products. He has worked in research and development (R and D) section of a reputable skincare brand of Pakistan and developed multiple products which are running in the market. He has over nine years of experience as an academician and researcher at Hamdard University Islamabad Campus and worked as co investigator in various research projects of Hamdard Foundation. He has presented his research in various national and international conferences across the country.

Professional Experience

  • Lecturer Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, PAF-IAST (December, 2023 to date)
  • Director ‘Production and R and D’ at Cyntax Health Projects PVT Ltd (November, 2022 to November, 2023).
  • Lecturer of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Hamdard University Islamabad Campus (November, 2015 to October, 2022).


  • Ph.D. (Pharmaceutical Chemistry) Scholar, The Islamia University Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • MPhil (Pharmaceutical Chemistry) 2015. Riphah International University Islamabad.


  • Zahid Munawar, Mateen Abbas (2018). Assessment of Antiurolithic Potential of Crude Extracts of Berberis lycium by In-vitro Inhibition of Calcium Oxalate Crystallization. Hamdard Journal of Pharmaceutical and Allied Sciences. 1(2), 30-38.
  • Zahid Munawar (2020). Relative effectivity of Berberis lycium crude extracts against Salmonella typhi Hamdard Journal of Pharmaceutical and Allied Sciences. 3(1), 55-64.
  • Muhammad Tariq Khan, Akash Syed, and Zahid Munawar (2019). Synthesis, characterization and antihypertensive activity of Thiazolidine derivatives. Hamdard Journal of Pharmaceutical and Allied Sciences. 2(1), 22-29.
  • Zahid Munawar, Madeeha Malik, and Mateen Abbas (2017). Pharmaceutical evaluation of Mefenemic acid tablets available in local market of Rawalpindi Islamabad, Pakistan. Hamdard medicus 60 (1), 48-53.
  • Zahid Munawar, Miana. G.A., and Madeeha Malik (2017). Assessment of in vitro activity of crude extracts of Berberis lycium against Salmonella typhi. International Journal of development research. 7(1), 10992-10996.

Research Interests

  • New drug designing
  • Chemical synthesis
  • Molecular docking
  • Formulation designing for cosmetics
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