Karachi– Dr Inayatullah Padhiar was honoured with Sitara-e-Imtiaz in recognition of his services rendered to dentistry in Pakistan. The prestigious civil award was conferred by the President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Dr Arif Alvi, in the ceremony held at President House on March 23rd 2019.
Dr Inayat’s academic journey and professional career make an inspirational story not only for his countrymen but for any and every person associated with dental profession, and academic and medical writing.
After graduating with Bachelors in Dental Surgery from Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences in 1974, he began to show eager and active participation in organized dentistry in the country. He had immense interest in the academic field as well. In 1983, Dr Padhiar worked as editor-in-chief for PDA Newsletter. He remained a major contributor in Pakistan Dental Association Congresses that took place throughout the country in all major cities. In 1987 he became an editor for Journal of the Pakistan Dental Association as well. Dr Padhiar is greatly respected for initiating Monthly Clinical Education Program at Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi, which continued till 1992.
In 2012, Dr Padhiar was rewarded with lifetime achievement award from Pakistan Dental Association.
Currently, Dr Padhiar owns his private practice; he is an editor for Journal of Pakistan Dental Association (JPDA), and a senior teacher at Fatima Jinnah Dental College. His professionalism, skill and compassion has earned him immense respect and appreciation among his colleagues, students and patients.
On receiving the Sitara-e-Imtiaz, the publisher, editors and all staff members of Dental News Pakistan offer their heartiest congratulations to Dr Inayat Padhiar and his family. His noble contributions to dentistry and the dental community are admirable.