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Shahin Zafar awarded degree in Hindi by NUML, first time in Pakistan


ISLAMABAD: A university in Pakistan has granted M.phil degree in Hindi for the first time in the history of Pakistan.


The unprecedented milestone achieved by National University of Modern Languages (NUML), a military run university in Pakistan, after awarding the degree.

The student, who is given the degree, is the first student studied and completed her M.phil in none other than Hindi.

Professor Iftikhar Hussain Arif (Professor Emeritus Numl) supervised the student, Shahin Zafar, who completed her thesis after the title of ‘Swatantryottra Hindi Upanyason Mein’. The university approved her hard work and awarded her the degree making her the first ever student in Pakistan that achieved this.


As stated by a NUML spokesperson, owing to shortage of Hindi aces in Pakistan, Zafar’s thesis was assessed by two foreign experts belong to Aligarh Muslim University in India.

Meanwhile, Pakistan has been struggling in increasing an overall literacy rate in the country for many years. However, for previous two decades, there has been observed a significant awareness in getting education not only in common subjects but also in unusual subjects as well. As per the literacy rate in the country, it has increased to 63%, according to Federal Ministry of Education.

However, the federal capital adds maximum in total rate with 96% and the university that achieved the above mentioned milestone is also situated in the Federal Capital.

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