Source: Daily Times
On April 27, 2005 the Daily Times reported, "Prof John Esposito, an eminent Islamic scholar, was honoured at the Pakistan embassy on Monday evening when Ambassador Jehangir Karamat pinned the Nishan-e-Quaid-e-Azam on him. The citation read out on the occasion said the award was in recognition of his scholarship and his contribution to the promotion of greater understanding about Islam in the West. Author of 30 books, including a four-volume encyclopaedia of the modern Islamic world, he is a professor of Islamic studies and international relations at the Georgetown University, Washington DC. In his introductory remarks, Ambassador Karamat praised Prof Esposito’s outstanding work on Islam and his role in promoting greater understanding between Islam and Christianity. He had also worked to mitigate the unfortunate tendency of linking Islam with violence and terrorism, the envoy, who described himself learnt from the professor’s writing, added."