Three complete post doctorates from abroad

HEC post-doctorate scholars Dr Wajid Aziz Loun, Dr Muhammad Imran Yousuf, Dr Qazi Abdul Rehman Abid complete studies.

Express August 28, 2011


Three post doctorate scholars of Higher Education have completed their post doctorate studies from different foreign universities, said a press release issued by HEC here on Saturday.

HEC post-doctorate scholars Dr Wajid Aziz Loun, Dr Muhammad Imran Yousuf and Dr Qazi Abdul Rehman Abid completed their studies from the University of Leicester (UK), University of Dundee (UK) and University of Heidelberg (Germany).

Dr Abid, an Associate Professor at the Department of Urdu in Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan completed his research on “Post-colonial Study of Early Urdu Criticism”. Franz Fanon and Edward Said are considered to be pioneers in this fairly new field of academia. In the framework of post-colonial discourse Abid analysed early Urdu criticism. He participated in the dialogues and lectures at South Asia Institute University of Heidelberg and presented two papers on Iqbal and Faiz Ahmad Faiz in seminars. He wrote five research articles which will be published this year. He also intends to publish a book on the topic.

Loun, an assistant professor at Azad Jammu and Kashmir University, specialised in Biomedical Information Systems with a focus on Biomedical Signal Processing. His post-doctorate research was an extension of his PhD work, where he applied HRV analysis techniques to investigate the risk of coronary heart disease in growth restricted children and asphyxia monitoring.

Dr Yousuf, an Assistant Professor at Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, worked on teacher education and the focus of his project was to seek the peace perceptions of prospective teachers in UK and Pakistan. He attended the Islamic Studies Network Regional Workshop and analysed possibilities about the current picture and future possibilities of teaching Islamic Studies in Scotland.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 28th, 2011.