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Afghan scholar earns MPhil at KMU

By Bureau report
May 16, 2024
Khyber Medical University (KMU) building. — Khyber Medical University Website/File
Khyber Medical University (KMU) building. — Khyber Medical University Website/File

PESHAWAR: Dr Ihsanullah, hailing from Afghanistan, has made history by becoming the first international scholar to defend his MPhil thesis in Oral Pathology at the Khyber Medical University (KMU)’s Institute of Pathology and Diagnostic Medicine.

Dr Ihsanullah completed his research study titled “A Histopathological Study of Carious Permanent Teeth in the Population of Jalalabad,” under the mentorship of Dr Benish Aleem. Enrolled since spring 2022, Dr Ihsanullah’s academic journey was supported by the Allama Muhammad Iqbal scholarship, granted by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan to facilitate Afghan students.

Prof Dr Rubina Nazli, Dean of Basic Medical Sciences (BMS) at KMU, lauded the institute’s commitment to fostering international collaborations and professional connections between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Dr Yasar Yousafzai, Director of IPDM, emphasized the vital role of academic exchanges in promoting human resource development crucial for Afghanistan’s reconstruction. He highlighted Dr. Ihsanullah’s achievement as a beacon of excellence, showcasing KMU’s commitment to providing world-class education and attracting students from neighboring nations.