Vice Chancellor of GCU Faisalabad Prof Dr Shahid Kamal dies in car accident

FAISALABAD: The Vice Chancellor of Government College University (GCU), Faisalabad Prof Dr Shahid Kamal died on Monday in a Motorway car accident.

According to reports gathered from rescue and local sources, Dr Shahid Kamal was on his way to Faisalabad from Lahore when his car met an accident near Sahianwala. He died on the spot while his driver was critically injured and shifted to Allied Hospital Faisalabad.

Prof Dr Shahid Kamal was an internationally acknowledged scholar in the field of statistics.

He earned his PhD in Applied Biostatistics from the University of Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom (UK).

He had over 30-year experience of teaching, research and administration.

He served as dean, director, principal, and professor at University of the Punjab, Lahore.

He developed many institutes and centers including Operation Research Centre and Statistical Databank.

He initiated many master degree programmes at University of the Punjab. He was the author of two books and contributed a great number of research articles in reputable national and international research journals.

He also supervised many research scholars at MPhil and PhD levels. He had joined GCU Faisalabad as the VC on July 24, 2019.

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