KARACHI: Sindh Governor Kamran Tessori, being the chancellor of public-sector universities in the province, conferred an honorary PhD degree on Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on behalf of the University of Karachi during his visit to the metropolis on Tuesday.

The governor awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) to the Iranian president in a ceremony held at CM House.

In his address, the Sindh governor said that the KU move came in recognition of Iranian president’s services for bolstering ties between the two nations.

“It is in fact an honour for the University of Karachi to confer the honorary degree on the Iranian president,” he said.

“There’s a need for ideal relationship among the Muslim countries and I wish for that particular objective that ties between Iran and Pakistan be further strengthened. There are many venues on both sides of the borders which can be explored for new dimensions in our brotherly relations.”

He invited the Iranian business community to invest in Pakistan and take advantage of favourable and business-friendly environment in the country.

“Pakistan’s climate, geographic location and mostly importantly business regime offer best investment opportunities,” said the governor.

He also advised Iranian investors to join the Special Investment Facilitation Council projects.

“We have to learn from each other’s experience,” he said. “We both can use each other’s resources to develop our economies.”

Published in Dawn, April 24th, 2024

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