Posted on 2021-01-25

GCU recommends Honorary PhD degree for social worker Anwaar Khan

The Government College University Lahore has recommended to the Chancellor/Governor Punjab that an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Philosophy may please be conferred upon to the country’s one of the top philanthropists and a dedicated social worker, Mr. Anwaar Ahmad Khan, for his meritorious services to the society. 

Mr. Anwaar A. Khan’s Ghani Foundation spends over Rs. 400 million per annum on marriages of daughters of laborer class, serving food to 10,000 families daily, provision of financial assistance to widows and orphans, operating 175 first aid points in glass markets and provision of clean drinking water nationwide. 

He is also member Board of Directors of 600-bed hospital which provides indoor and outdoor free medical treatment to over one million individuals annually. He is General Secretary of Jamiat Taleem ul Quran Trust which is providing basic and Islamic education to 80,000 students in over 2000 maktabs and 69 jails. 

The agenda for conferment of honorary degree was placed before the Syndicate through circulation under section 2(i) of GCU Business Rules 2004. The Syndicate via majority decision approved the agenda which has been now forwarded to the Chancellor/Governor Punjab. 

GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi emphasized the fact that the GCU is breaking away from a tradition of granting honorary degree to eminent foreign dignitaries and politicians only, and this year it is acknowledging a person who has been doing good to the society and country. 

He said that people like Mr. Anwaar A. Khan are role models for our youth, especially to our students in placing value to philanthropy and social work. He also said that Mr. Anwaar A. Khan also did exemplary social work for people affected by COVID-19 in the last year, and this honorary degree would be a token of recognition to his great services to the society.

Old Ravians and GCU Academic Staff Association appreciated the decision of GCU to acknowledge the services of country’s one of the top philanthropists and a dedicated social worker, Mr. Anwaar Ahmad Khan.

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