A news appearing in The Nation on page 13 specified my name among other senior professors of the medical profession that were present at the premises of King Edward Medical University on Monday, April, 13, 2009 to discuss whether KEMU be retained or downgraded to become King Edward Medical College again. The news item stated my name among those who favored the downgrading of King Edward Medical University to King Edward Medical College. I totally deny that I was ever present on the occasion and that I ever favored reverting the university status to that of King Edward Medical College. As a matter of fact I was neither invited nor I went to King Edward Medical University for the meeting. My name has been wrongly included among the group of professors who favored this downgrading. This has hurt me very much. King Edward Medical College, now King Edward Medical University is the oldest and most prestigious medical institution in the subcontinent and is now 149 year old. King Edward Medical College was the only medical college in Pakistan that churned out MBBS graduates at the time of partition. Most of the teachers who worked in various medical colleges in Pakistan after partition have been old students of this institution. I have the honour to be its student for five years and later on I joined as a teacher and worked at this institution for 26 years before I retired as professor of Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases longtime ago. I have the highest respect for this institution. The Chief Minister's decision to protect the status of King Edward Medical University has great wisdom. -PROF. ABDUL AZIZ, Lahore, April 15.