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BNU Pays Homage to Founding Vice Chancellor, Late Mr. Sartaj Aziz

Beaconhouse National University (BNU) solemnly hosted a Condolence Reference on February 15, 2024, honoring the indelible legacy of its esteemed founding Vice Chancellor, Late Mr. Sartaj Aziz. The poignant event unfolded on Thursday, February 15, 2024, within the serene confines of BNU's Campus.

In attendance were esteemed members of the Board of Governors, Vice Chancellor, deans, faculty, as well as members of Mr. Aziz's family. Distinguished guests, including Mrs. Nasreen Mahmud Kasuri, Mian Khurshid M. Kasuri, Mr. Kasim Kasuri, Mr. Mueen Afzal, Mr. Nassir Kasuri, Dr. Moeed W. Yusuf, Professor Salima Hashmi, Dr. Tariq Rahman, Dr. Ruhi Khalid, Professor Rashid Rana, Ms. Tahmina Aziz Ayub, Brig. (retd.) Kamal Aziz, Ms. Nighat Kamal Aziz, Ms. Rukhsana Shafqat Kakakhel, Amb (retd.) Shafqat Kakakhel, Lt. Gen. (retd.) Imtiaz Shaheen, Mr. Ahmer Bilal Soofi, Amb. (retd.) Shahid Malik, Former Governor of Punjab, Mr. Shahid Hamid and Mr. Shahid Amjad Chaudhry, graced the event with their presence.

Mrs. Nasreen Mahmud Kasuri, Chairperson of BNU's Board of Governors, opened the ceremony with the lighting of a memorial candle, symbolizing the enduring flame of Mr. Sartaj Aziz's contributions to the university. In her address, she eloquently acknowledged Mr. Aziz's profound impact on BNU. Distinguished speakers and former colleagues, including Professor Salima Hashmi, Professor Dr. Ruhi Khalid, Professor Dr. Tariq Rahman, Mrs. Farzana Shahid, and Mr. Zaeem Yaqoob Khan, shared heartfelt personal tributes. The audience was moved by a touching video-montage commemorating BNU's 20 th Anniversary, featuring an audio message from the late Mr. Sartaj Aziz.

Family members of Mr. Aziz, notably Brig. (retd.) Kamal Aziz, shared touching remembrances. Mr. Mueen Afzal, Member of the Board of Governors, reflected on Mr. Sartaj Aziz's enduring legacy within the institution and lastly, Mr. Sharez Aziz, grandson of Mr. Aziz paid homage to his grandfather remembering his life and impact. Dr. Moeed W. Yusuf, BNU's Vice Chancellor, delivered closing remarks, and the event concluded with a Dua-e-Maghfirat, offering prayers for the departed soul. This event stands as a testament to the lasting impact of Mr. Sartaj Aziz on BNU and the broader community it serves, ensuring that his legacy continues to inspire future generations.

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