Former VC Preston University passes away

June 19(The News): A renowned scholar and dedicated teacher, Dr. Syed Riaz Ahmad, the former vice chancellor of the Preston University passed away here.

Dr. Syed Riaz Ahmad has served as member, Directing Staff at the Pakistan Administrative Staff, Lahore, for many years. He has served in the Pakistan Banking Council, the Askari Bank and many other institutions. He has supervised a number of dissertations and theses and is the author of several books on politics in Pakistan.

Besides being a renowned political scientist and a dedicated teacher, Dr. Syed Riaz Ahmad was also a man of literature and has several books to his credit on Urdu poetry. His masterly translation of the Urdu poetry of Noon Meem Rashid, the famous Urdu poet, into English will be well remembered by literary circles. May Allah bless his soul in the hereafter.

Dr. Anwar H. Siddiqui, President of the International Islamic University, has expressed his deep sorrow on the sad demise of Dr. Syed Riaz Ahmad and expressed his condolences to the bereaved family.

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