President Mamnoon Hussain conferred the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Economics on President of Tajikistan Mr. Emomali Rahmon. In this connection, a Special Convocation of Quaid-e-Azam University was held in the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad which was attended by Governors of Punjab and Balochistan, Federal Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman, Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan, Minister for Commerce and Sartaj Aziz, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs. President Mamnoon congratulated President Emomali Rahmon after conferring him with the Honorary Degree.
President Emomali Rahmon in his address paid glowing tributes to the founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. President Emomali said that conferment of Honorary Degree of Doctorate by the Quaid-e-Azam University is an honour for him for which he is thankful to the people and the government of Pakistan. President Emomali Rahmon stated that friendship between Pakistan and Tajikistan is exemplary and the two countries enjoy warm relations at the governmental and peoples’ level. He further said that Pakistan and Tajikistan are bound together in common historical and cultural ties and the relations are further deepening which would open new prospects for prosperity in the two countries and peace and stability in the region.