PM Nawaz made ‘honorary professor’ by Belarus university
The PM is one of the few Pakistanis, including Malala Yousufzai, Imran Khan, and squash legend Jahangir Khan, to have been bestowed with an honorary post outside the country.
The prime minister already holds a local honorary PhD, awarded to him by the Government College University (GCU) in January 2014.
Other personalities awarded with honorary degrees include Syed Qaim Ali Shah from the Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah and chief justice of the Federal Shariat Court, Agha Rafiq Ahmed Khan from the University of Sindh.
Controversy had surrounded former interior minister Rehman Malik over his ‘credentials’ when he had received an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Karachi in October 2011.