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President of Pakistan Confers Awards on Two AKU Faculty

<p><span style="font-family: helvetica;">Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain has conferred prestigious awards on two senior professors at the Aga Khan University.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: helvetica;">Professor Syed Ather Enam, Chair of the Department of Surgery at AKU, has been awarded Pakistan’s third highest civilian award, the <em>Sitara-i-Imtiaz,</em> for his work in the field of medicine.
</span></p><p><span style="font-family: helvetica;">Professor Zulfiqar Bhutta, Founding Director of the Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health at the University, has been honoured with a Pride of Performance Award for his contributions to healthcare education.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: helvetica;">The announcement was made on Independence Day, August 14, 2016, where the President conferred awards on a number of Pakistani citizens and foreign nationals for demonstrating excellence in their respective fields.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: helvetica;">Speaking about the awards, Farhat Abbas, Dean of the Medical College at AKU, said: “Throughout their careers, Dr Enam and Dr Bhutta have upheld the highest standards in their respective fields. A generation of surgeons and researchers have honed their skills under their supervision and are making an impact in their chosen fields of service. I congratulate them both on this richly deserved honour.”</span>

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