Embassy hosts an event to celebrate life & contributions of Dr. Hafeez Malik

Embassy hosts an event to celebrate life & contributions of Dr. Hafeez Malik

An event was organized at the Embassy of Pakistan, Washington DC in collaboration with American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS) and the Centre for Public Policy and Governance (CPPG) at Forman Christian College Lahore to celebrate the life and contributions of Dr. Hafeez Malik, a veteran scholar and renowned academician.

A panel of eminent academics paid rich tribute to the accomplishments of Dr. Malik, while highlighting his remarkable efforts in establishing an academic identity for Pakistan and Pakistani Americans. The panelists recalled his contributions that laid the foundation of American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS), which since its establishment has been instrumental in promoting academic exchanges between Pakistan and the United States.

Speaking on the occasion, Senator Waleed Iqbal, recounted a number of his scholarly writings, particularly the ones he had authored and co-authored on the works of Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal. He appreciated Dr. Malik’s quality writings and research which aim at establishing Pakistan’s unique identity and have paved the way for people to understand Pakistan better in the United States.

In his remarks on the occasion, Dr. Asad M. Khan, Ambassador of the Pakistan to the United States acknowledged the services of Dr. Malik. He emphasized the importance of Pakistan-US cooperation in the field of education which is an important pillar of our bilateral relationship. He applauded the critical role played by the AIPS over the years in promoting the rich history and culture of Pakistan. There is a need to explore more educational opportunities and to intensify our efforts to have cooperation to foster growth of academics, writers and thinkers in the sphere of education, the Ambassador added.

The event was attended by a large number of educationists, researchers, academics and members of the Pakistani-American community as well as the State Department officials.

Washington DC,
July 13, 2019

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