A PhD Public Defence of Ms Sonia Firdaus was held on 12th Sep. 2013 in the department of English. The topic of thesis was “Comparative Concepts of Marriage in the Fictions of Jane Austen and Bapsi Sidhwa”. Ms Sonia completed her research work under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Zahir Jang Khattak, (Ex-Chairman of English Deptt. IUB) and currently working as a Chairman Deptt. of English Sargodha University. Prof Dr. Saiqa Imtiaz Asif Chairperson Deptt. of English BZU Multan and Dr. Zia Ahmad, Associate Professor Institute of Social Sciences BZU Multan graced the occasion as external examiners. Both examiners appreciated the work of Ms Sonia Firdaus and recommended her for the award of the PhD degree. They expressed their gratitude for the quality work produced by the department of English IUB.