Dr Tariq Banuri, Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC), has expressed deep condolences over the death of Karachi University VC Muhammad Ajmal Khan on behalf of the entire higher education sector.
Dr Khan passed away early Saturday morning.
The HEC chairman appreciated services of Dr Khan to the higher education sector. He prayed for the departed soul and fortitude for his bereaved family to bear the loss.
Dr Khan, an eminent Botanist, did his PhD in Physiological Ecology from Ohio University in 1985. He served the higher education sector for about 40 years. In recognition of his services, HEC recognised him as a Distinguished National Professor in 2005. He was also awarded Pride of Performance in 2001, Sitara-e-Imtiaz in 2007 and Distinguished Scientist of the Year 2008 in Botany. He was appointed as Vice Chancellor, University of Karachi in January 2017.
May his soul rest in peace and his family be granted the fortitude to bear this loss.