LAHORE: University of Education has awarded PhD degree to Arifa Subha Khan after completion of her research work. The degree was awarded to the scholar after the approval of her thesis entitled “Urdu Tanqeed ka Nia Manzarnama – Jadeed Maghrabi Tanqeed Ke Tanazur me”. The study comprises comparative analysis of criticism from 1911 to 2011. The same scholar in her MPhil thesis had carried out comparative study of five thousand years.

Dr Arifa hit hard the western scholars with proofs. She rejected Plato’s Theory of Imitation. Dr Abdul Karim Khalid was her supervisor while Dr Tehseen conducted her viva. Egyptian scholar Dr Ibrahaim Muhammad Ibrahim and Indian scholar Dr Sharab were the external supervisors. Dr Arifa also authored 12 books and won eight gold medals.–Staff Reporter