LAHORE: Islamia University Bahawalpur research scholar Asim Saeed has been awarded MPhil (Urdu) degree on account of his research paper on literary services of Mr Absar Abdul Ali, intellectual, poet, journalist and director of the Hameed Nizami Press Institute of Pakistan. He wrote the paper during the 2011-13 academic session under the supervision of Prof Dr Liaquat Ali. Earlier, a University of Education student Kashif Nazir was also awarded MA degree for his paper on Absar Abdul Ali.–Staff Reporter