Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has been awarded an honorary fellowship by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) in recognition for his contribution to cancer services.
The fellowship has been awarded for his contribution through the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre.
The RCPE is a professional membership organisation with a membership of over 10,000 “fellows” in 91 countries.
The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh was founded in Edinburgh, receiving its Royal Charter in 1681. The college acts in an advisory capacity to the UK government as well as to other organizations on many aspects of health and welfare and medical education.
It was instrumental in founding the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in 1729 and, over the years, has influenced the development of medical schools in North America, Australasia, Asia and Africa.
The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh now has over 10,000 Fellows and Members and maintains strong links with many other countries, where more than half of them live and practice medicine.
This prestigious honor has previously been awarded to people like John Anderson Strong, George Baker, Rezvi Sheriff, William Overend Priestley, William, Tennant Gairdner, Charles Symonds, Janaka de Silva, Ahmed Okasha, Alan Langlands, Robert Winston, Colin Blakemore, Naguib Pasha Mahfouz, Bruce Keogh, Robin Coombs, Marion Fraser.