As always you discuss the latest issues concerning medical profession in your ‘off the record ,column. In the recent issue of “Pulse International” April 15th 2021 issue, you chose a really touching and moving topic of Prof Shahryar Sheikh’s son’s death under the heading of Quranic aya “every human being has to taste the death” (translation).

Prof. Shahryar Sheikh a close friend and an acquaintance of decades is a soft spoken thorough gentleman, an experienced professional, highly respected by his contemporaries, friends and colleagues including a host of his students in health community particularly in the field of cardiology. You found him calm and composed as you mentioned in your column. I think it is a strong religious faith that keeps one peaceful in tragic situations which applies to Prof Shahryar being a God fearing and a down to earth religious person. Losing a son at the peak of his career leaving behind his young children and family is not a small tragedy. May Allah bless the departed soul with the best place in Jannatul Firdous and may He grant Sabre Jamil to the family to bear this irreparable loss.

Maj.Gen. (Retd) Ashur Khan
Rawalpindi - Pakistan.

“Medical History:
Written in Haste”

Dear Mr. Shaukat Ali Jawaid,

I hope you are in best of health. First of all, I would like to thank you for sending me a copy of your latest valuable book “Medicine History-Written in Haste”. I have just finished going through it. It was a wonderful reading except that I do not agree with you that it was written in haste at all. It is a very well researched book and contains very valuable information about the pioneers who developed the basic infrastructure of our health services and medical education in our country. I can understand the hard work that you must have gone through in collecting all that information. I congratulate you for such a terrific endeavour.

If you ever happen to visit Rawalpindi, we would be honoured if you can find some time to visit Army Medical College. I would particularly like to show you our MARKS (Multimedia Assessment of Realistic Knowledge and Skills) project that is now fully installed in the College and students are now being assessed on that digital system of examination. We would like to have your opinion and input on that project.

May God Almighty always shower his endless blessings upon you and your family and may you continue to contribute to medical education and our health services in Pakistan. Ameen.

Maj. Gen. Sayed Nusrat Raza HI (M)
Army Medical College,
Abid Majeed Road,
Rawalpindi Cantt-Pakistan.

PharmEvo Research Forum

Dear Shaukat sahib,

I am grateful to you for giving me an opportunity to share my views at the inaugural meeting of PharmEvo Research Forum. While I wholeheartedly subscribed to the Views shared by other speakers including yourself, I appreciated this Initiative particularly when it is emerging with the support of a Pharmaceutical concern. I see this as a move towards building a Research partnership between academia and industry which is very much needed. Such a move will help in ensuring the much-needed support for emerging young talents who quite often find it difficult to kick off the start of their research projects which may be small, but vital for the growth of young researcher. Best wishes and good luck to all.

Anwar Siddiqui
Karachi – Pakistan.
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Many thanks Shaukat sahib. It’s indeed a wonderful thought process & amazing project to help & support our younger generation. Certainly I’ll share with my colleagues.

Prof. Feroz Memon
Hyderabad, Pakistan.
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Certificate in Medical
Editing at UHS Lahore

The story regarding CME Batch Two result announced by University of Health Sciences Lahore published in Pulse International of April 15th 2021 is an excellent report. The future road map of modules 2-4 and Masters looks very practical now when module-1 is tested and has been standardized.

Thank you SAJ for all the efforts.... you take the pains and we enjoy the gains! Best wishes

Prof. Ahmad Bader
Saudi Arabia.

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