An 80-year-old man from Balochistan has completed his Ph.D. in political science at the University of Balochistan. Haibatullah Halimi proved that age is just a number if one resolves to achieve their dream.
Haibatullah Halimi, who hails from Mastung, was just like any other doctorate recipient at the varsity’s convocation held last week — until his name was called out and Balochistan Governor Zahoor Ahmed Agha, the chief guest, could not hold back his commendation for the octogenarian committed to pursuing education while defying age barriers.
The governor embraced the man — who walks with a stick and came up the stage with the support of two people — before bestowing him with the degree.
A few years after retiring as a superintendent of police in 2005, following 40 years of service, Halimi got enrolled at the university. He secured his MPhil in 2011. Deciding he was not done yet, he went on to earn his Ph.D. in 2019. However, the convocation scheduled a year later was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Adil Zaman Kasi, the dean of the Department of Political Science at Balochistan University, heaped praise on the graduate for his commitment to education.
“Haibatullah Halimi, despite being aged, remained determined to pursue his goal. We did not expect him to complete his Ph.D., but he persevered till the end and succeeded in his mission,” Kasi said.
Halimi’s research is about traditional and modern policing in Balochistan. The scholar earlier belonged to the police department where he served as the deputy superintendent.
The elderly man, who walks with a stick, proved that age was no barrier when it came to following your dreams and materializing them.
Age is just a number
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