STAFF REPORT ISB: The 14th convocation of the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Taxila, has been held at the Jinnah Convention Centre in Islamabad.
Punjab Governor Muhammad Rafique Rajwana in his capacity as chancellor of the UET, Taxila, awarded degrees and medals to the passed out graduates and outstanding performers during the ceremony.
In his address as chief guest, the governor said that academic excellence in science and technology is a stepping stone for Pakistan towards development and prosperity.
“Brilliant students should do justice to their education and make Pakistan proud by doing extraordinary work in their respective disciplines,” said he said.
He mentioned the opportunities the incumbent government is creating, especially for engineers, by initiating projects such as Pak-China Economic Corridor.
Earlier, UET Taxila Vice Chancellor Dr Niaz Ahmad Akhtar gave a welcome address to those present at the convocation.
He credited UET Taxila for its interactive engineering programmes while simultaneously providing students with excellent academic, sports and co-curricular activities.
He expressed the hope that the graduates will play their due part in the socioeconomic development of Pakistan.
Later, Governor Rajwana awarded shields to former UET vice chancellors Dr Sharif Bhatti, Dr Habibullah, Dr Muhammad Javed, and Dr Muhammad Abbas Chaudhry.
He also presented degrees to graduates from the bachelors, masters, and doctoral programmes in engineering.