ISLAMABAD: Pakistani scientist Dr. Khalil Chishti, who was detained in Indian jail for two decades, commenced teaching in University of Karachi at Microbiology Department.
Given honorary lectureship, Dr. Chishti will deliver lectures on viral diseases.
The KU’s Microbiology Department Chairperson Dr. Shahana Urooj Kazmi said the department has introduced cell culturing course, adding Dr. Chishti will take three classes a week; however, he sought two-week time for the purpose, private news channel reported.
There is no other teacher better than him, she said.
According to students, Dr. Chishti is a fabulous teacher and it is pride to learn from him, adding his 21 years were wasted in Indian jail and a teacher like him is urgently needed by the university.
The teachers of the department said Dr. Chishti was in the first badge of the department and is the first Ph.D. in Virology, adding he taught viral diseases at a time when there were no basic facilities available. (APP)