The first Dr. Zakia Minhas best medical graduate award worth 5,000 US$ conferred on Dr. Tabish Ikram
Dr. Tabish Ikram, a graduate of Khyber Medical College Peshawar, was coffered with the first Dr. Zakia Minhas best medical graduate award by Khyber Medical University (KMU) Peshawar and Dosti Welfare Organization. The award ceremony was held at KMU multipurpose hall. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Saleem Gandapur, Registrar KMU grace the occasion as chief guest, whereas Prof. Dr. Jawad Ahmed, dean of Basic Medical Sciences, director IBMS Dr. Inayat Shah, director IHPE Dr. Brekhna Jamil, Mr. Irfan Khan representative of Dosti Welfare Organization, faculty, administrative officers and a large number of students were also present at the occasion.
The award, worth 5,000 US$ was given to Dr. Tabish Ikram for his outstanding performance in academic, social, research, and co-curricular activities. It has been decided to give the best medical graduate of the province every academic year for which rules and regulations are being formulated by mutual consultation.
According to details, from next year, the award will be given to the best medical graduate of the province who has shown excellent overall performance in education as well as research, social services, and co-curricular activities. Applications for the award, which will be worth 5,000 US$ will be invited from aspiring students by 31st October of each year; an announcement of the selected candidate would be made on 15th December and finally, the award will be awarded at the KMU Convocation.
Meanwhile, addressing the function, Registrar KMU Prof. Dr. Saleem Gandapur congratulated Dr. Tabish Ikram and said that the medical services of Dr. Zakia Minhas for this province and the entire region are not hidden from anyone. He said that Dr. Zakia Minhas had dedicated her entire life to the service of suffering humanity and she continued this mission till her death.
Prof. Saleem Gandapur said that the decision to award the best medical graduate in the name of Dr. Zakia Minhas, while acknowledging the services of Dr. Zakia Minhas, would also encourage young doctors. "Living nations remember their benefactors and we are proud to be here today in recognition of the services of a renowned gynecologist and social figure of the province," he said.
He hoped that the launch of this award would not only encourage merit and competence but also create a trend of positive competition among the medical graduates of the province. Dr. Inayat Shah and Irfan Khan also addressed the function and briefed the participants about the background and features of the Dr. Zakia Minhas Award.