Karachi: The University of Karachi on Tuesday conferred an honorary degree of Doctorate on Interior Minister, Senator Abdul Rehman Malik. The Honorary Doctorate degree was awarded at a Special Convocation 2011 held at the Governor House here.
Sindh Governor, Dr Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan, who is also the Chancellor of the University of Karachi, conferred the degree on Senator Abdul Rehman Malik.
The degree has been awarded by the Syndicate of Karachi University in recognition of his “matchless services to the country in the war on terror and particularly in restoring peace to citizens of Karachi.”
The ceremony was attended by the Vice-chancellor of the University of Karachi, Prof. Dr Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui, Pro- Vice-Chancellors Prof. Dr. Shahana Urooj Kazmi and, Prof. Dr Nasiruddin Khan, Deans, Directors and chairpersons of the teaching departments of Karachi University. The Registrar of Karachi University, Prof. Kaleem Raza Khan, who conducted the ceremony, read out the special citation.
Sindh Governor, Dr. Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan, who is also the Chancellor of the University of Karachi, said that he was happy that Karachi University is awarding an honorary Doctorate degree to social scholar Senator Abdul Rehman Malik.
He said that Abdul Rehman Malik’s efforts against terrorism and valuable help in maintaining law and order in Karachi are known to everyone.
The Governor said that Abdul Rehman Malik has resolved some of the national issues very amicably.
The Vice-Chancellor of Karachi University, Prof. Dr. Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui, said that during his student days Rehman Malik was a very active and intelligent student.
He was a student leader and had also participated in extra-curricular activities. Vice-Chancellor said that Malik deserved to be conferred the honorary degree of doctorate in recognition of his national services in war against terror.
Federal Minister for Interior, Senator Abdul Rehman Malik, said that throughout the life his goal was the betterment, progress and prosperity of Pakistan. He was speaking on the occasion of conferment of honorary degree of Doctorate on him by the University of Karachi on Tuesday at a Special Convocation 2011 held at the Governor House here.
Abdul Rehman Malik expressed his resolve to come up to the expectations of the nation and serve the country in an effective manner. He told the gathering that included the Vice-Chancellor, Pro-Vice-Chancellors and senior faculty of Karachi University that his father had advised him to always respect the teachers.
“I paid heed towards this advice and throughout my life I remained successful in every sphere,” he remarked. Abdul Rehman Malik who did his Masters in Statistics in 1973 from the University of Karachi, said that at that time they all considered themselves as Pakistanis and that there was no Sindhi, no Punjabi, no Baloch, no Pakhtoon and no Mohajir. He said that there is a need to foster the spirit of ‘Pakistaniat’ as they all are Pakistanis.
Malik said that today the honorary degree of Doctorate has been conferred on him in recognition of his services in the war on terror. Those who attended the special convocation also lauded the services of Rehman Malik.
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