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August 19, 2016

Two AKU professors receive national awards

Karachi

 
August 19, 2016

Prof Syed Ather Enam awarded the Sitara-i-Imtiaz, while Prof Zulfiqar Bhutta

receives ‘Pride of Performance’ honour

Karachi

Two senior professors associated with the Aga Khan University (AKU) have been awarded prestigious national awards as part of the Independence Day tradition.  

Professor Syed Ather Enam, chair of the Department of Surgery at AKU, received Pakistan’s third highest civilian award, Sitara-i-Imtiaz, for his work in the field of medicine.

Similarly, Professor Zulfiqar Bhutta, founding director of the Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health at AKU, has been honoured with a ‘Pride of Performance’ award for his contributions to healthcare education.

President Mamnoon Hussain conferred the prestigious awards on Independence Day, and he also announced awards for a number of Pakistani citizens and foreign nationals for demonstrating excellence in their respective fields.

Commenting on the honours for AKU doctors, Farhat Abbas, dean of the medical college at AKU, said: “Throughout their careers, Dr Enam and Dr Bhutta have upheld the highest standards in their respective fields.

A generation of surgeons and researchers has honed their skills under their supervision and are making an impact in their chosen fields of service.”