Karachi, Oct 12(ANI): Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has been conferred with an honorary Doctorate degree by the University of Karachi.
Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan, who is also the Chancellor of the University of Karachi, conferred the degree upon Malik.
The degree has been awarded by the Syndicate of Karachi University in recognition of Malik’s “matchless services to the country in the war on terror and particularly in restoring peace to the citizens of Karachi.”
Speaking on the occasion, the interior minister expressed his resolve to come up to the expectations of the nation and serve Pakistan in an effective manner.
He told the gathering that his father had advised him to always respect the teachers.
“I paid heed towards this advice and throughout my life, I remained successful in every sphere,” the Dawn quoted Malik, as saying.
Malik, who did his Masters in Statistics in 1973 from the University of Karachi, said that at that time, they all considered themselves as Pakistanis, and that there was no Sindhi, Punjabi, Baloch, Pakhtoon and Mohajir.
He said there is a need to foster the spirit of ‘Pakistaniat’, as they all are Pakistanis.
The Sindh Governor said he was happy that the Karachi University was awarding an honorary Doctorate degree to social scholar Malik.alik’s efforts against terrorism and valuable help in maintaining law and order in Karachi are known to everyone, Dr Ebad said, adding that the interior minister has resolved some of the national issues very amicably. (ANI)