LAHORE - Dr Shaukat Mahmood commonly known as Maxim has been awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan for his services to Islamic architecture and arts. Dr Shaukat pas-sed his MA (Fine Arts) from the Punjab University standing first and winning a gold medal. Same year he was awarded Academic Roll of Honour by Government College, Lahore. Dr Shaukat did his MSc in Architectural Conservation from the Heriot-Watt University and Ph.D from the University of Edinburgh. He was awarded Presidents medal for Pride of Performance in 2001 when he was serving at the International Islamic University Malaysia. There beside professor he also held the AlBukhary Chair for the promotion of Islamic arts and culture. He was the first Pakistani and first non-Malaysian to hold this Chair. Dr Shaukat was also awarded gold medal for his research in Islamic calligraphy. He has published over 300 papers and research papers on Islamic architecture and Islamic arts. He has been teaching at various international universities. Dr Shaukat started his career from UET, Lahore as a lecturer, became professor, then head of Architecture Department and then he became Dean of Architecture & Planning. Currently he is working as HEC Professor at the Research Centre, College of Art & Design, Punjab University, Lahore.