It gives us immense pleasure to share this JPMA special supplement with our readers, published as an appurtenance to the 7th AKU Annual Surgical Conference of the Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan. The theme of the conference is 'Surgical Research: Exploring our History — Navigating the Future,' and submissions were invited keeping this theme in mind.
We are grateful for the enormous response from both national and international contributors and a total of 98 manuscripts were received. We adopted JPMA's strict criteria for publication and each submission was first evaluated for plagiarism through specialized computer software. No manuscript was rej