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Professor Riaz ul Islam passes away

KARACHI, Aug 14: Prof. Dr Riaz ul Islam, a historian and professor emeritus of the University of Karachi, passed away Monday after a brief illness. He was 88. A statement from the university said that he will be laid to rest at the University Graveyard on August 14.

The vice-chancellor of the university, Prof. Dr Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui, has expressed his grief for the loss. He recalled Riaz's contributions to the field of education, especially in the discipline of history. Prof. Riaz was considered an expert in the history of Central Asia and was also the author of a number of publications. He had also served as the chairman of the department of general history at the university for various years between 1960 and 1979. app
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