Professor Mirza Hafeez awarded with the Order of Academic Palms (July 29, 2015)
The Ambassador of France to Pakistan awarded Professor Hafeez Mirza with the Ordre des Palmes académiques (Order of the Academic Palms) honoring his whole career and the many services rendered to France in Pakistan, particularly in Lahore.
One of the first French professors in Pakistan, Mr. Mirza taught French language for almost 40 years in Lahore. He is the author of several textbooks and books, especially "Moalam-e-Francesi" and a tourist guide on Lahore in French and English.
The ceremony, which took place at the French Alliance of Lahore, was also an occasion to pay tribute to the remarkable work achieved by the Director of the Alliance, Mr. Dominique Scobry, who will leave his post at the end of August after passing five years in Pakistan.