KU teachers demand cancellation of Rehman Malik's honorary PhD degree

Teacher says the degree issued to Malik was against the rules of the university.


Express October 23, 2011

KARACHI: The Karachi University Teachers Society (KUTS) demanded the cancellation of the honorary PhD degree awarded to Interior Minister Rehman Malik, Express 24/7 reported on Sunday.

The president of the society Hasnain Abid, while talking to the media said the degree issued to Malik was against the rules of the university.

He said that the university syndicate was not consulted over the issue and a commission should be formed to investigate the process through which the degree was issued.

The association has announced strike on October 26 to protest the issuance of degree to the interior minister.

As reported earlier, the teachers society had passed a unanimous resolution asking the chancellor, Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad, and the vice chancellor, Dr Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui, to revoke the honorary doctorate degree.

The University of Karachi conferred the honorary doctorate degree on Malik at a special Convocation held at Governor House, 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 and pro-vice chancellors Dr Shahana Urooj Kazmi and Dr Nasiruddin Khan.

COMMENTS (17)

KHALID MASOOD | 9 years ago | Reply

Request to The Chancellor, Governor Dr. Ishratul Ibad and The Vice Chancellor, Dr. Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui of The University of Karachi.

I have independently created "TIME THEORY OF EVERYTHING". It has been published in different magazines and websites of the world e.g Zimbio, Nature, The Times of India, and World Time etc. With reference to the tradition of the university, giving honorary PhD degrees, I shall request for my theory to be considered for the honorary PhD degree. Please see the absract of my theory on line.

Salman Orangiwala | 9 years ago | Reply

Whoa ! A whole lot of ungrateful people . You may love to hate Mr.Abdur Rehman Malik but you cannot deny the very fact that he brought peace , no matter how short live this might be , to this city .

University teachers who have been appointed on the basis of the urban-rural ( ! ) quota system , themselves ,should think twice that had it not been for Mr.Malik many of them and us ,would have ended up in gunny sacks by the terrorists by now ..

Atleast have some gratitude to this man for sanity's sake

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