Following completion of his Masters of Philosophy (MPhil) degree, a security guard at the University of Karachi (UoK) has been appointed as a Visiting Lecturer in the university’s department of Criminology. Akhtar Nawaz, 35, completed his MPhil while working night shifts and taking classes during the day.
In a video for a news channel, he revealed that his MPhil research thesis was about the challenges that the government and law enforcement face in trying to control street crime.
Nawaz also intends to pursue and earn a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).
Nawaz, who is from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), claims that after starting university, he gained a lot of knowledge and was able to write a letter to the KP government about the water shortage in his hometown.
He stated that he was assigned to the night shift at his request because he wanted to focus on his studies during the day, and that making sacrifices is necessary to achieve one’s goals.
He also stated that, for the time being, he may have neglected his responsibility to his family by focusing on his studies and working night shifts.
Nonetheless, he intends to prioritize his family’s needs because he could not have achieved his goals without their help.
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