Renowned educationist Dr Ismail Saad passes away at age of 90

Renowned educationist and writer Dr Ismail Saad passed away at his residence in Karachi on Monday morning after a period of a brief illness.

Saad, 90, played a pioneering role in establishing the Department of Special Education at Karachi University, where he served as the project director from 1988 to 1996.

He also served as the chairperson of the Department of Education, Karachi University, from 1987 to 1990.

The deceased held distinguished positions in universities around Karachi, retiring in 2020 from the position of dean Faculty of Education and Learning Sciences, Iqra University, which he joined in 2005.

He also served as the vice-chancellor, Hamdard University, where he served as the dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. He had also served as the registrar of the University of Karachi from 1976-1979.

The deceased’s wife, Geti Naseem Saad, 83, said his “biggest accomplishment” was establishing the department of special education.

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