Dr Chishti begins teaching at KU


Pakistani scientist Dr Khalil Chishti, who was detained in India for over two decades, on Friday commenced teaching in University of Karachi’ 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 had introduced a cell culturing course and Dr Chishti would take three classes a week. “There is no other teacher better than him,” she added. According to students, studying under Dr Chishti’s guidance would be a fabulous experience and said that it was a proud to them all. The teachers of the department said Dr Chishti was in the first badge of the department and was also the first Ph.D. in Virology. They added that he taught viral diseases at a time when no basic facilities were available.