Karachi University’s Vice-Chancellor Dr Ajmal Khan passed away on Saturday after a cardiac arrest, Express News reported.
According to the KU spokesperson, Dr Ajmal Khan was shifted to a private hospital after chest pain late Friday night.
Dr Ajmal’s body has been shifted to Edhi’s mortgage from the private hospital. His funeral prayers will be offered after Asr prayers at KU’s central masjid, Masjid-e-Ibrahim on Saturday.
Dr Ajmal Khan was awarded ‘Pride of Performance’ in 2001 for his contributions to the science department and was also conferred with ‘Sitara-e-Imtiaz’ in 2007.
Dr Ajmal Khan had also served as the head of department and as a visiting faculty in different institutions of numerous countries.
He was appointed as the vice chancellor of Karachi University in January, 2017 and was the 17th VC of the varsity.
According to the KU spokesperson, all the classes and examinations scheduled for Saturday were suspended.
Sindh Governor Imran Ismail expressed his condolences on Twitter and termed the death of Dr Muhammad Ajmal Khan a great loss for the country. “He was a prominent Botanist and had been working hard to improve the standard of the university. He shall be missed. May his soul rest in peace.” he wrote.