KEMU holds farewell reception for Prof. Irshad Qureshi


KEMU holds farewell reception
for Prof. Irshad Qureshi

LAHORE: Speakers paid rich tributes to Prof. Irshad Hussain Qureshi who retired as Prof. of Medicine from King Edward Medical University last week. The farewell reception organized by KEMU was very well attended by faculty members besides present and former Vice Chancellors of the university.

Prof. Irshad Hussain Qureshi remained affiliated with KEMC and later KEMU for almost four decades. He graduated in 1985 from King Edward Medical College. Later he served as a teacher and Dean of Medicine. He also served as Register of KEMU for quite some time. In his speech on this occasion Prof. Mahmood Ali Malik one of the senor most teachers and former Principal of KEMC said that organizing a farewell was an acknowledgement of the services by his Alma mater. Former Vice Chancellor KEMU Prof. Zafarullah Khan said that participation of a large number distinguished faculty member’s show their love and affection for Prof.Irshad Hussain Qureshi.

King Edward Medical University hosted a farewell reception in honour of Prof. Irshad
Hussain Qureshi who retired recently. Picture on left shows Prof. Zafarullah Khan former
VC KEMU alongwith Prof. Khalid Masood Gondal, Prof. Asad Aslam presenting him a
memento. Also seen in the picture are Prof. Amjad, Prof. Sajid Abaidullah and others. On
extreme right Prof. Irshad Hussain Qureshi is photographed alongwith Prof. Khalid
Masood Gondal VC KEMU and other senior faculty members on this occasion.

Prof. Khalid Masood Gondal Vice Chancellor KEMU said that Prof. Irshad Hussain Qureshi served round the clock the ailing humanity and his services were commendable. He was an excellent teacher and above all a good human being. Prof. Shoaib Shafi who represented President of CPSP at the function said that Prof. Irshad Hussain Qureshi lived in the hearts of his students, teachers, friends and professional colleagues. Chief Executive of Mayo Hospital Prof. Asad Aslam said that Prof. Irshad Hussain Qureshi always treated his patients with kindness, paid them full attention and also helped the needy ones. Prof. Bilquis Shabbir termed his era a wonderful time in academic medicine. Others who spoke on the occasion included Dr. Fayyaz Ahmad Ranjha, Dr. Ashraf Nizami and Dr. Azimuddin Zahid.

Prof. Irshad Hussain Qureshi in his speech thanked the Vice Chancellor and all other friends for arranging this farewell reception and gracing the occasion with their presence. I have no words to express the love and affection which I received during my stay here. My emotional attachment with this institution was part of my life, he remarked.