Condolence meeting of KU botany department

KARACHI: University of Karachi’s (KU) Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mohammad Qaiser said on Thursday that respectable nations don’t forget their gems; Prof Dr Abdul Ghaffar was a distinguished researcher and kind teacher. His services are highly commendable not only for KU but for the entire Botanical community.

“He remained always engaged in teaching and research activities and was a role model for all of us. He joined KU Botany Department in 1963 and retired in 1997 as Professor. He was the founding Editor in Chief of Pakistan journal of Botany which was being published in his editorship since last half a century.”

Prof Qaiser was delivering his address in the Condolence Meeting in the memory of Prof Dr Abdul Ghaffar former Chairman Botany Department KU and renowned Botanist.

Prof Dr Ehtesham ul Haq Chairman Department of Botany KU said that deceased was a very kind and humble teacher and we can’t forget his great deeds. 15 students completed their PHD course work under his supervisions and there are more than 250 publications on his credit which were published in several national and international research journals.

Dr Ajmal said that his life was a great role model for us and the students. We all must take guidance from his life and play a greater role in the field of research and academics.

Dr Shakeel Farooqui added that Dr. Abdul Ghaffar possessed a great character and every aspect of his life is admirable.

Dr Ehsan Ilahi said that he always emphasized on the prime focus on research work, such teachers are born in centuries.

Dr Hafeez ul Rehman said that he was not only a distinguished scientist but a very well regarded human being and his research work would always be written in golden words.

Dr Mahmood in his concluding remarks threw some light over his humbleness and great academic professionalism skills.