FACULTY PROFILE

Dr. Muhammad Zakria Zakar

Vice Chancellor

Ph.D (University of Bielefeld,Germany)



Prior to his current role as Vice Chancellor University of Okara, Dr. zakria zakar served as Dean FBSS and Director ISCS, PU Professor of Sociology and Public Health. Dr. zakria zakar completed his M.A. and later PhD in Sociology & Public Health University of Bielefeld, Federal Republic of Germany. Later on done three post doctorate researches in Globalization & Development from Fulbright Post-doctorate Stony Brook University USA, in Sociology of Religion from Fulbright Scholarship at Florida Gulf Coast University USA, in Conflict and Violence from Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation University of Bielefeld Germany. He won a Presidential Pride of Performance 2015 (Civil Award from Government of Pakistan) Best University Teacher Award (2012-13) by the HEC, Government of Pakistan.

HONOURS AND AWARDS

1

2010-11

Guest-professorship in Bielefeld University by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for internationalization of Deutsch Hochschule

2

2006

UNESCO Award on Human Rights and Poverty Reduction under UNESCO Small Grants Program. UNESCO, France

3

2004

. Democracy Award by the Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs (CURA), Boston University, USA

4

2003

DAAD Short Term Post-doctoral Fellowship (Worked with Prof. Dr. Klaus Hurrelmann), Federal Republic of Germany.

5

2001-2002

South Asia Region Fellowship by Social Science Research Council (SSRC), New York.

6

1999

Robert S. McNamara Fellowship by the World Bank Institute, Washington D.C.

7

1995

DAAD pre-doctoral Scholarship by German Academic Exchange Service and German Ministry of International Development, Germany


PUBLICATIONS :


JOURNAL PAPERS

1

2018

Zakar MZ, Zakar R, Mustafa M, Jalil A and Fischer F (2018) Underreporting of stillbirths in Pakistan: perspectives of the parents, community and healthcare providers at BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. I.F= 3.02 (External link)

2

2018

Tariq J, Sajjad J, Zakar R, Zakar MZ and Fischer F (2018) Factors Associated with Under nutrition in Children under the Age of Two Years: Secondary Data Analysis Based on the Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey 2012–2013, Nutrients – Open Access Journal of Human Nutrition 10, 676. I.F=3.42 (External link)

3

2018

Mehmod KQ, Zakar R, and Zakar MZ (2018) Role of Facebook use in predicting bridging and bonding social capital of Pakistani university students Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment. I.F=0.47 (External link)

4

2018

Zakar R, Zakar MZ, and Hamid N, (2018) Gender mainstreaming in politics: Perspective of female politicians from Pakistan Asian Journal Of Women’s Studies. I.F= 0.21 (External link)

5

2018

Amjad A, Amjad U, Zakar R, Usman A, Zakar MZ, and Fischer F (2018) Factors associated with caesarean deliveries among child-bearing women in Pakistan: secondary analysis of data from the Demographic and Health Survey, 2012–13 BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 18:113. I.F=2.70 (External link)

6

2018

Saleem, J., Zakar, R., Zakar MZ et al. (2018) High dose vitamin D C in the treatment of severe acute malnutrition: a multicenter double blind randomized control trial. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. I.F=6.90 (External link)

7

2018

Zakar, R., Zakar MZ et al. (2018). Approaches towards improving the quality of maternal and newborn health services in South Asia: Challenges and Opportunities for healthcare systems. Globalization and health. 17, 14. I.F=2.54 (External link)

8

2018

Iqbal S, Zakar R, Zakar MZ, & Fischer F. (2017) Factors Associated with Infants‘ and Young Children‘s (6–23 Months) Dietary Diversity in Pakistan: Evidence from The Demographic and Health Survey 2012–13. Nutrition Journal. 16(1), 78. I.F=3.21 (External link)

9

2017

Jafree RS, Zakar R, Zakar, MZ, & Fischer F. (2017) Assessing the Patient Safety Culture and Ward Error Reporting in Public Sector Hospitals of Pakistan. Safety in Health. 3(1), 10. I.F=3.98 (External link)

10

2017

Mustafa M, Zakar R, Zakar MZ, Chaudhry A, (2017) Nasrullah M. Under-Five Child Mortality and Morbidity Associated with Consanguineous Child Marriage in Pakistan: Retrospective Analysis Using Pakistan Demographic and Health Surveys, 1990–91, 2006–07, 2012–13. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 21(5), 1095-1104. I.F=2.08 (External link)

11

2017

Iqbal S, Maqsood S, Zakar R, Zakar MZ, & Fischer F. (2017) Continuum of Care in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Pakistan: Analysis of Trends and Determinants From 2006 To 2012. BMC Health Services Research. 17(1), 189. I.F=1.76 (External link)

12

2017

Iqbal S, Zakar R, Zakar MZ, & Fischer F. (2017) Perceptions of Adolescents‘ Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: A Cross-Sectional Study in Lahore District, Pakistan. BMC International Health and Human Rights. 17(1), 5. I.F=1.67 (External link)

13

2017

Jalil A, Zakar R, Zakar MZ, Fischer F. (2017) Patient Satisfaction with Doctor-Patient Interactions: A Mixed Methods Study Among Diabetes Mellitus Patients in Pakistan. BMC Health Services Research. 17, 155. I.F=1.76 (External link)

14

2017

Jalil A, Zakar R, Zakar MZ. Patient satisfaction with doctors in public diabetes clinic of Pakistan: prevalence and determinants. Rawal Medical Journal. HEC X Category Journal

15

2016

Zakar R, Zakar MZ, Aqil N, Chaudhry A, & Nasrullah M. (2016) Determinants of Maternal Health Care Services Utilization in Pakistan: Evidence from Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey, 2012–13. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1(8), 330-7. I.F= 0.63 (External link)

16

2016

Zakar R, Zakar MZ, Abbas S. 2016. Domestic Violence Against Rural Women in Pakistan: An Issue of Health and Human Rights. Journal of Family Violence. 31(1), 15-25. I.F=1.17 (External link)

17

2016

Jafree SR, Zakar R, Zakar MZ, & Fischer F. (2016) Nurse Perceptions of Organizational Culture and Its Association with The Culture of Error Reporting: A Case of Public Sector Hospitals in Pakistan. BMC Health Services Research.16, 3. I.F=1.76 (External link)

18

2016

Zakar R, Nasrullah M, Zakar MZ, Ali H. (2015) The Association of Intimate Partner Violence with Unintended Pregnancy and Pregnancy Loss in Pakistan. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. 133(1), 26-31. I.F= 2.17 (External link)

19

2016

Latif A, Zakar R, Zakar MZ. Political insight of youth development; An investigation from public sector colleges in Lahore.South Asian Studies. HEC X Category Journal

20

2016

Sallahudin A, Zakar MZ, Usman A. Threshold: A spatial and ideological barriers in South asian fiction: a case study of Paksitani women fiction writers. South Asian Studies. HEC X Category Journal

21

2015

Rizvi S, Zakar R, Zakar MZ. (2015) Factors Associated with Low Birth Weight of Children Among Employed Mothers in Pakistan. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 19(9), 1993-2002. I.F=2.08 (External link)

22

2015

Zakar R, Zakar MZ, Aqil N, Naruallah M. (2015) Paternal Factors Associated with Neonatal Mortality and Births with Low Weight: Evidence from Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey 2006-07. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 19(7:16), 34-42. I.F= 2.08 (External link)

23

2015

Rizvi S, Zakar R, Fischer, F, Zakar MZ. (2015) Ethical Conflicts During Clinical Training: The Hidden Curricula Learning Experience of Pakistani Nurses. BMC Medical Ethics. 16, 16. I.F=1.61 (External link)

24

2015

Nasrullah M, Zakar, R., Zakar MZ, Abbas S, & Safdar R, (2015) Circumstances leading to intimate partner violence against women married as children: a qualitative study in Urban Slums of Lahore, Pakistan BMC International Health and Human Rights. I.F=2.36 (External link)

25

2015

Zakar MZ, Zakar R, Aqil N, Qureshi S, Saleem N, Imran S. (2015) Nobody Likes a Person Whose Body is Covered with Mud‖: Health Hazards Faced by Child Laborers in The Brick Kiln Sector of The Okara District, Pakistan. Canadian Journal of Behavioral Science. 47(1), 21-8. I. F = 1.02 (External link)

26

2015

Jalil A, Zakar R, Zakar MZ. (2015) A Secondary Analysis of Maternal Factors Determining Low Birth Weight in Pakistan. Iranian Journal of Public Health. 44 (1), 136-7. I. F = 0.58 (External link)

27

2014

Zakar R, Zakar MZ, Aqil N. (2014) Adverse Birth Outcomes Associated with Consanguineous Marriage in Pakistan. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. 127(2), 211-212. I. F = 2.17 (External link)

28

2014

Zakar R, Zakar MZ, Qureshi Shazia, Fischer F. (2014) Harnessing Information Technology to Improve Women‘s Health Information: Evidence from Pakistan. BMC Women's Health. 14, 105. I. F = 1.57 (External link)

29

2014

Jonathan J, Muhammad A, Ben B, Zakar MZ. (2014) Corruption and Police Legitimacy in Lahore, Pakistan. British Journal of Criminology. 54(6), 1067-88. I. F = 1.44 (External link)

30

2014

Nasrullah M, Zakar R, Zakar MZ. (2014) Child Marriage and Its Associations with Controlling Behaviors and Spousal Violence Against Adolescent and Young Women in Pakistan. Journal of Adolescent Health. 55(6), 804-9. I. F = 3.61 (External link)

31

2014

Rizvi S, Zakar R, Zakar MZ. (2014) Gender Segregation as Benefits for Female Nurses: A Qualitative Study from Pakistan. Journal of Nursing Management. I. F = 1.90 (External link)

32

2014

Bugvi A, Rahat R, Zakar R, Zakar MZ, Fischer F, Nasrullah M, Manawar R. (2014) Factors Associated with Non-Utilization of Child Immunization in Pakistan: Evidence from The Demographic and Health Survey 2006-07. BMC Public Health. 14, 232. I. F = 2.26 (External link)

33

2014

Muazzam N, Zakar R, Zakar MZ, Kraemer A. (2014) Girl Child Marriage And Its Associations With Morbidity And Mortality Of Children Under-Five In A Nationally, Representative Sample Of Pakistan. Journal Of Pediatrics. 164(3), 639- 49. I. F = 3.89 (External link)

34

2014

Nasrullah M, Zakar R, Zakar MZ, Abbas S, Safdar R, Shaukat M, Kramer A. (2014) Knowledge and Attitude Towards Child Marriage Practice Among Women Married as Children-A Qualitative Study in Urban Slums of Lahore, Pakistan. BMC Public Health. 14(1), 11-48. I.F=2.26 (External link)

35

2013

Zakar R, Zakar MZ, Krämer A. (2013) Men‘s Belief And Attitudes Towards Intimate Partner Violence Against Women In Pakistan. Violence Against Women. 19(2), 246-68. I. F = 1.02 (External link)

36

2013

Zaman M, Zakar MZ, Sharif A, Sabir I, Zakar R, Arif M. (2013) Exchange Marriage System, Traditional Gender Roles and Obscured Transformation in a Community Of Pakistan: Interplay of Structure Agency and Social Change. International Journal of Socioogy of the Family. 39 (1-2), 25-47 I. F = 0.5 (External link)

37

2013

Ullah R, Qureshi S, Zakar MZ. Learning experiences of higher education students: approaches to learning as measures of quality of learning outcomes. Journal of Research Society of Pakistan. HEC X Category Journal

38

2013

Zakar MZ, Qureshi S, Zakar R, Saleem R. Unsafe Injection Practices and Transmission risk of Infectious Diseases in Pakistan: Perspectives and Practices. Pakistan Vision. HEC X Category Journal

39

2013

Ramzan M, Zakar MZ, Qureshsi S, Shah ZA. Relevance of Violence with Social Well Being of Working Adolescents in Pakistan. Journal of Political Studies. HEC X Category Journal

40

2013

Zakar MZ, Qureshi S, Ullah R, Zakar R, Aqil N, Manawa R. Universal Primary Education in Pakistan: Constraints and Challenges. South Asian Studies Journal. HEC X Category Journal

41

2012

Zakar R, Zakar MZ, Krämer A. (2012) Spousal Violence And Its Association With Women‘s Mental Health In Pakistan. Health Care For Women International. 34 (9), 795-813. I. F = 0.95 (External link)

42

2012

Zakar R, Zakar MZ, Krämer A. Voices Of Strength And Struggle: Women‘s Coping Strategies Against Spousal Violence In Pakistan. Journal Of Interpersonal Violence. 2012; 27(16), 3268-3298. I. F = 1.21 (External link)

43

2012

Zakar R, Zakar MZ, Faist T, Krämer A. (2012) Intimate Partner Violence Against Women And Related Immigration Stressors Among Pakistani Immigrant Families In Germany. Springer Plus. 1, 5 I. F = 0.98 (External link)

44

2012

Zakar R, Zakar MZ, Mikolajczyk R, Krämer A. (2012) Intimate Partner Violence And Its Association With Women‘s Reproductive Health In Pakistan. International Journal Of Gynaecology And Obstetrics. Vol. 117 (1), 10-14. I. F = 2.17 (External link)

45

2012

Zakar MZ, Zakar R, Florian F. Climate change-induced water scarcity: A threat to human health. South Asian Studies. 2012; 27 (2), 293. HEC X Category Journal

46

2011

Zakar R, Zakar MZ, Hornberg C, Krämer A. (2011) Coping Strategies Adopted By Pregnant Women In Pakistan To Resist Spousal Violence. International Journal Of Gynaecology And Obstetrics. 116(1), 77-8. I. F = 2.17 (External link)

47

2011

Zakar R, Zakar MZ, Krämer A. (2011) Spousal Violence Against Women In The Context Of Marital Inequality: Perspectives Of Pakistani Religious Leaders. International Journal Of Conflict And Violence. 5(2), 371-84. I. F = 0.58 (External link)

48

2011

Zakar R, Zakar MZ, Krämer A. (2011) Primary Health Care Physicians‘ Response To The Victims Of Spousal Violence Against Women In Pakistan. Health Care For Women International. 32(9), 811-32. I. F = 0.95 (External link)

49

2011

Zakar MZ, Zakar R, Itani T. (2011) Association Between Neonatal Mortality And Paternal Characteristics: Evidence From Pakistan Demographic And Health Survey 2006–07. Das Gesundheitswesen. 2011;73 (08/09), A369 I.F=0.41 (External link)

50

2011

Zakar R, Zakar MZ, Itani, T. Factors Associated With Use Of Maternal Health Care Services In Pakistan: Evidence From Dhs Pakistan. Das Gesundheitswesen. 2011; 73 (08/09), A374. I. F = 0.41 (External link)

51

2011

Wilke B, Hippler J, Zakar MZ. (2011) Violence Research from North Africa to South Asia: A Historical and Structural Overview. International Journal of Conflict and Violence. 5(1), 33. I. F = 0.95 (External link)

52

2009

Zakar MZ, Zakar R. Diffusion of Information technology for agricultural development in rural Punjab: Challenges and opportunities. Pakistan Vision. HEC Y Category Journal

53

2008

Zakar MZ. Poverty and Human Rights Violations: A Study of Marginalized Groups in Pakistan. UNESCO Small Grants Program on Poverty Eradication: Building National Capacities for Research and Policy Analysis, edited by Chife Tekaya. France: The United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organization in UNESCO Small Grants Program. UNESCO Publication

54

2006

Zakar MZ. Transmission of HIV/AIDS through Mixing of Body Fluids by Body Invasive Clinical Procedures. Punjab AIDS Control Program (World Bank Funded Initiative). WHO Publication

55

2005

Zakar MZ. Human Right Violations of Marginalized Sections in Lahore. Al-Siyasa (A Journal of Politics, Society and Culture). 2005; VII, 1-26. HEC X Category Journal

56

2001

Zakar MZ, Chaudhary AR. Harnessing Information Technology for the Improvement of Public Health: Case of Pakistan. Journalism Quarterly. 2001; 21(3-4), 4-18.

57

20001

Zakar MZ. Dual System of Education and Health Care and Poverty Persistence in Pakistan. Al-Siyasa (Journal of Politics, Culture and Society). 2000; 1(2), 8-28. HEC X Category Journal

58

2000

Zakar MZ. The Prospects of Modern Information Technology in a Developing Rural Setup. Pakistan Journal of Library and Information Science. 2000. 1, 47-59.

59

2000

Zakar MZ. Functioning of Bureaucratic Institutions in an Emerging Democracy: Case of Pakistan. Al-Siyasa (Journal of Politics, Culture and Society). 2000; 1(1), 48-62. HEC X Category Journal

60

2000

Zakar MZ, Chaudhary AR. Relevance of Islamic Medical System for the Developing Islamic Countries. Pakistan Vision. 2000; 1(2), 63-84. HEC Y Category Journal

61

1999

Zakar MZ. Impact of Globalization on Health and Educational Institutions in Pakistan. Bulletin of Education. 1999; 5(3), 93-109. HEC Y Category Journal

62

1999

Zakar MZ. The Functioning of Institutions of Higher Learning: Case of Punjab University. Journal of Elementary Education. 1999; 8(1), 67-85. HEC X Category Journal

63

1998

Zakar MZ Socio-Philosophical Concept of Human Body and its Implications on Health Care System. 1998. Al-Hikmat. 2000; 3(2), 28-40. HEC X Category Journal

64

1998

Zakar MZ. Cosmopolitan Medical System in Pakistan: Problems and Prospects. Journal of Research (Humanities). 1998; XXX (1), 51-66. HEC Y Category Journal




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