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.