We need to identify persons who deserve national honour

Published on: 03/02/2018 | Comments: 2 comments 

Chitral : In times when there is a mad rush and a rat race everywhere and nobody has time to look for genuinity in things, it becomes all the more important to point out that we have some jewels in Chitral who have so far been overlooked. Now they deserve due recognition by the government. Shahzada Dr Sardar Ul Mulk is one such personality who has given so much of his life to the sick and needy people but has never advertised his services.

Born in 1935 Dr Sardar graduated from King Edwards Medical College Lahore as the first MBBS doctor of Chitral. Upon his appointment as medical officer in Chitral hospital he also had the distinction of being the first government civil servant from Chitral. Dr Sardar Ul Mulk has served as the first and lone medical officer in Chitral for five years in the the 60s during which he relentlessly worked for the pitiable poor and sick people with profound affection and kindness. The trust of the people in him was to such an extent that people would not hesitate to get childbirth delivery process of their women folk carried out by him, and he fully lived up to the nobility of his profession and his personality.

In his 20 years of service in Chitral he worked for eradication of goiter and leprosy which are no more to be seen now.? His research paper on the subject was published in the journal of the Royal College of Physicians.

Dr Sardar ul Mulk retired as Director General Health NWFP in 1995. Even after his retirement he fervently took up volunteer service in the tribal belt with Afghanistan towards eradication of Polio. It is because of such honest and noble doctors like Dr Sardar that medical profession enjoys respect in the eyes of the people.

Dr Sardar Ul Mulk? is now an octogenarian but never boasts or brags about his services to the country. It is upon the patriot people in authority to identify such valuable souls and duly reward them.

The Chitral authorities should initiate a case for a national award for his exceptional and outstanding services and the political leaders should support it. There cannot be a more deserving case to receive a national award based on his service to humanity, dedication and performance. .. CN report, 01 Feb 2018