Karachi: University of Karachi (UOK) awarded two honorary doctoral degrees to the sitting members of its syndicate on Wednesday, ignoring the strong condemnation over this matter by Karachi University teaching society (Kuts).
The decision of granting two honorary doctoral degrees to the sitting members of its syndicate generates controversy among other faculty members.
The two doctoral degrees were granted to Haji Hanif Tayyab and Sardar Yasin Malik at a ceremony held at Governor House.
Admiring their services, Governor of Sindh Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan, who is also a chancellor of Karachi University, said the honorary degrees were being granted as a result of united decision of the university syndicate.
He moreover said “Both these two persons have served society greatly in a lot of various ways and it is undoubtedly a happy moment that university is acknowledging their work by this honour”.
Haji Tayyab had played an impressive role in interreligious harmony whereas Sardar Malik had delivered notable services for the poor, particularly in the conditions where the government had limited resources, he added.
Haji Tayyab and Sardar Malik in their short speeches show gratitude for the chancellor as well as for university and highlighted that how they took the steps for the betterment of society.
KU vice chancellor Dr Mohammad Qaiser was also present at the event.