The University of Sindh’s Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Chair will initiate MPhil and PhD programmes on the political philosophy of Benazir Bhutto.
This was decided at a meeting chaired by the Sindh Assembly Speaker Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, on Saturday. Sindh Education Minister Pir Mazharul Haq, Adviser to the Prime Minister Begum Shahnawaz Wazir Ali, Dr Neelofar Shaikh and the university’s vice chancellor, Nazir Mughal attended the meeting.
They decided to pursue the matter in the Sindh Assembly to give legal status to the chair. An annual budget of Rs6.4 million was also approved for the initiative. The chair will hold an international conference on April 15, titled “Vision of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto: Democracy and Prosperity”.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 29th, 2012.
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