Prof Asghar Zaidi honoured with Tamgha-i-Imtiaz

Prof Asghar Zaidi honoured with Tamgha-i-Imtiaz


LAHORE: The Government College University (GCU)’s Vice Chancellor was honoured with Tamgha-i-Imtiaz award, one of Pakistan’s highest civil awards in a ceremony held at Governor’s House, Lahore on Pakistan Day.

Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar conferred a civil award on Prof Asghar Zaidi in recognition of his services in the field of education for the country.

Commenting on the achievement, GCU VC Prof Asghar said, “It is the proudest moments of my life after years of grit, perseverance and experiences gained in many different parts of the world.”

Asghar Zaidi, 4th and incumbent Vice Chancellor and 31st head of the GCU serving since October 2019, said this award serves as an inspiration for him to accomplish higher goals in the future.

“I want to thank all the people who supported me throughout my journey. I look forward to working with the talented people of GCU,” Prof Zaidi vowed.

Asghar Zaidi is a social policy analyst and population ageing researcher. Earlier, he served as the Professor of Social Gerontology at Seoul National University, South Korea.

He obtained his PhD Degree (1997–2004) in Economics from the University of Oxford, UK under the guidance of Tony Atkinson.

Dr Zaidi penned five books and 25 chapters in several books and over 50 of his research papers have been published in international research journals.

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