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Sania Nishtar conferred honorary doctorate in London

ISLAMABAD: Dr Sania Nishtar has been conferred the prestigious Doctorate of Science Honoris Causa by Kings College London.

Dr Nishtar is currently serving as Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation and Chairperson BISP. She is a Kings College alumna and already holds a PhD from Kings College.

This honour was conferred upon her for her work and contribution in global health and development. She is the only Pakistani woman with both a Ph.D and a D.Sc.

According to the Rt. Hon the Lord Geidt, Chairman of Kings College, London “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 received her degree in person in London.

“I am deeply honoured and humbled to receive the honorary Doctorate in Science from Kings College London, today,” she said on Twitter after receiving the award.

“Receiving this on #worldpovertyday reminds me of the scale of the challenge posed by poverty in my country. I am humbled by the responsibility I have been entrusted with in relation to @Ehsaas_Pk May we all have the strength to do the right things for the right reasons.”


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