Honorary doctorate for Sania Nishtar

Updated October 18, 2019

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LONDON: Dr Sania Nishtar receives the degree.—INP
LONDON: Dr Sania Nishtar receives the degree.—INP

KARACHI: Kings Col­l­e­­ge London has conferred the prestigious Doctorate of Science Honoris Causa on Dr Sania Nishtar in London on Wednesday.

Dr Nishtar is a Kings’ alumna and already has got a PhD from the institution, says a press release received here on Thursday.

The college gave this honour in recognition of her work and contribution in the fields of global health and development. Ms Nish­tar is the only Pakistani woman with both a PhD and a DSc.

According to the chairman of Kings College, “honorary degrees are conferred by Kings on persons of conspicuous merit and the highest distinction. Honorary graduands have no formal duties as such, but may of course contribute to the life of the university by sharing experiences and expertise or engaging socially”.

Dr Nishtar while receiving her degree said she was deeply humbled.

Published in Dawn, October 18th, 2019