Islamabad - National University of Modern Languages (NUML) conferred the coveted PhD degree in English Linguistics on Dr Ilyas Chishti here at the university’s main campus on Tuesday.

He was an HEC scholar. Dr Ilyas Chishti was declared as doctor of philosophy after he successfully defended his thesis before a panel of veteran academicians. His thesis was titled “discursive construction of local culture in Schimmel’s analysis of Sufi poetry.” He conducted his research under the supervision of Dr Samina Amin Qadir, Vice Chancellor FJWU.

Dr Aalia Sohail Khan and Dr Nighat Ahmed were the external and the internal examiners respectively. Currently, he is serving at National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST).