The Government College University Lahore has announced the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Awards to be bestowed upon ten of its distinguished alumni who have made significant contributions to society in their respective fields.
The university's Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Asghar Zaidi, made the announcement on Tuesday, stating that the awards will be presented during the 21st convocation of GCU scheduled to be held on March 17 and 18.
The list of honorees includes renowned personalities from diverse fields, such as religious scholar Javed Ahmad Ghamidi, former foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri, lawyer and TV personality Syed Naeem Altaf Bokhari, singer Shafqat Amanat Ali, and former education minister Shafqat Mahmood. Other recipients are Ch. Akhtar Rasool for his contributions to sports, Usman Peerzada for his work in theatre, Mian Misbah-ur-Rehman for his contributions to philanthropy, Prof. Dr. Mahmood Shaukat for his work in healthcare, and Mirza Athar Baig for his contributions to literature.
Announcing the Lifetime Achievement Awards, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Asghar Zaidi said that GCU has a long tradition of recognizing its accomplished alumni, and these Lifetime Achievement Awards have now become an integral part of this tradition. "The awards are a symbol of the university's appreciation for the achievements of our alumni, and they serve as an inspiration for future generations of students to follow in their footsteps," he added.
In last two years year, the University conferred Lifetime Achievement Awards on S.M. Zafar, Mustansar Husain Tarar, Dr Pervez Hassan, Zia Mohyeddin, Syed Babar Ali, Dr. Muhammad Amjad Saqib, Aitzaz Ahsan, Dr. Arfa Sayeda Zehra, Hadiqa Kiani, Dr. Samar Mubarakmand, Ramiz Raja, Prof. Dr. Javed Akram, Shamshad Ahmad, Prof. Khurshid Rizvi and Professor Ahmed Rafique Akhtar.