Swiss varsity confers honorary doctorate on Khawaja Asif

Observer Report


Switzerland’s Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations (GSD) has conferred an honorary PhD to Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif for his services as a parliamentarian for over two decades.
“Geneva School of Diplomacy decided to honour Minister Asif with the Doctorate degree, honoris causa, for his dedication and commitment, as a veteran politician and lawmaker, to the true betterment of Pakistan both at home and abroad; as Minister for Water and Power, for his reduction of energy poverty and chronic blackouts – and thus for his real contribution to the welfare of the ordinary people of Pakistan; for his enhancement of regional security as Minister of Defence and thus, for his genuine, valued and vital contribution to domestic and regional peace and stability,” the GSD said in a statement on it’s website.
Asif was in Geneva on a two-day visit to present Pakistan’s report of the 3rd Cycle of Universal Periodic Review (UPR), at the United Nations Human Rights Council. Besides the students and the faculty of the GSD, ambassadors of Bhut an, Malaysia, Qatar, Thailand, Turkey, Turkm enistan, Sri Lanka, Syria Vietnam, as well as senior diplomats from a number of other countries also attended the event.

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