Professor Kamal Munir, Pro Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, was recently honored with an iftar dinner by Cambridge International, Pakistan, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of education. For the first time in 800 years, Professor Munir is a South Asian holding the prestigious position of Pro Vice Chancellor for the University of Cambridge. Governor of Punjab His Excellency Mr. Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman, as well as former federal education minister Shafqat Mehmood, former HE Minister of Punjab Raja Yasir Humayun, and former federal education minister Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan, all attended the ceremony.

In recognition of his contributions to the area of education, the Governor congratulated Professor Kamal Munir on receiving the coveted Tamgha-e-Imtiaz from the Government of Pakistan this year. The governor emphasized the value of education and how it is the key to securing chances and realizing aspirations throughout his speech. He also praised Professor Munir for his diligence and accomplishments, saying that he is a prime example of the value of education.

Professor Kamal Munir conveyed his appreciation to the Honorable Governor of Punjab, his Cambridge International Pakistan colleagues, and the educational community for their recognition of him. He remarked with pleasure about how his work and affiliation with the University of Cambridge had allowed him to represent Pakistan on a worldwide scale.

Professor Kamal Munir said, “Pakistan has great talent and potential when it comes to students, education, and intellect, I believe that through concentrated efforts from the academia, the government, and other stakeholders, this potential can be increased tremendously. I hope I am able to play my part in pushing the agenda for quality education forward.” 

“Pakistan is home to some of the most brilliant minds in sports, entertainment, education, and sciences. We are proud to have individuals like Professor Munir associated with us and representing the country in a positive light globally. It is no small feat to hold such a coveted position with the University of Cambridge and be the first South Asian in 800 years to do that”. 

The event was attended by members of key Cambridge schools in Lahore, including Beaconhouse School, Lahore Grammar School, Roots, City School, and other educational institutes. Their presence was a testament to the ongoing collaboration and partnership between Cambridge and Pakistan in promoting quality education.

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