UET Graduates 13 get PhD and 53 MPhil Degrees
13 get PhD, 53 MPhil degrees
UET graduates at the university convocation.
‘Afghanistan stability vital for regional peace’
By Our Correspondent
CHAIRMAN Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) Mehmood Khan Achakzai has said peace is not possible in the region without stability in Afghanistan anil having cordial relationship with neighbouring country India
“It is not possible to envision peace in the region without stability in Afghanistan, amicable relations with India and a resolve by India and China to desist militarisation of the Indian Ocean,” stated Achakzai while addressing the Lahore High Court Bar Association.
In his characteristic unguarded manner Achakzai spoke about the Pakistan China Economic Corridor (CPEC), relations with Afghanistan, India and the significantly poised geo-strategic position of Pakistan.
Invited by LHCBA president Masood Chishti, chairman PkMAP Achakzai’s stringent articulation of political unbalance in the country captivated the legal practitioners and the media, whose terminal exposure to ‘manipulated politics’ had demonised politicians.
Mehmood Khan Achakzai said he had suggested Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to assume the role of a patron to settle the distrust amongst people and provinces created by the Pakistan China Economic Corridor (CPEC).
“I asked Mian Sahib to act as the patron and hold talks with China with the people of this country acting as adjudicators.
CPEC should be transparent and acceptable to all the provinces. Currently, the deal with China is viewed with suspicion and should not have turned into a national controversy. It would not have if the government had kept its negotiations open to the people and their elected representatives,” asserted Achakzai.
Achakzai pivoted peace in the region on non-interference in Afghanistan and cordiality between Iran and Saudi Arabia The rivalry between Islamic countries, particularly Iran and Saudi Arab, will endanger the peace in the entire Muslim world.
“I fear great instability not just in this region but globally”. You are a witness to what is happening in the rest of the world. Vying for global or regional supremacy can never ensure peace.
By Our Correspondent
THE 22nd convocation of University of Engineering & Technology was held here on Monday in which 13 PhDs, 53 MPhil, 187 MSc, 44 MBA and 1,380 bachelors degrees were awarded among the graduating students.
Excellent performance medals were awarded to 58 students while the first ever Iranian student Ms Sharia IIussaini was also awarded PhD in Architecture.
Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) Chairman Engineer Javed Salim Qureshi was the chief guest. Speaking on the occasion, he said that engineering education played a key role in the progress of a country. He added that keeping litis view the government was taking various measures with the collaboration of other institutions to equip the youth with different technical skills.
Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) Chairperson Dr Mohammad Nizamud-din, UET faculty, students and parents attended the convocation. Javed Salim Qureshi further said in order to be in the ranking of developed countries it was essential to modernise the engineering education and other pedagogical techniques.
UET Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Fazal A. Khalid said UET graduates had proved their mettle nationally and internationally. He added it was hoped that new engineers would not only follow the footprints of their seniors but would also establish a modern society. He briefed the participants with significant statistics about the performance of UET in research, training, construction, expansion, development of curriculum, and different MoUs with various organisations for the betterment and progressive activities of the university. He said that UET was developing concrete liaison between academia and industry resulting constructive change in the nation building and help in reducing the ratio of unemployment.
Ms Ayesha Liaqat from Chemical and Hafiz Ahmad Waqas from Civil engineering got six gold medals each for different distinctions.