Karachi: A large number of graduates hailing from Gilgit-Baltistan shined at the convocation of the Aga Khan University, Karachi, held on Tuesday. The 26th convocation and 30th anniversary of the university was presided over by founder and Chancellor of AKU His Highness the Aga Khan, who conferred degrees upon graduates of the university.
Governor of Sindh Dr. Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan and Chief Minister of Sindh Qaim Ali Shah were also present during the convocation. Graduates hailing from GB and Chitral received degrees in various disciplines, including MBBS, BSCN and education.
“As Chancellor, I am delighted, first of all, to extend my warmest congratulations to our graduands and to your families. Bravo! We wish you enormous success in your future careers, knowing that your success will be a mark of our success,” His Highness the Aga Khan said while addressing the convocation.
During his address, President of the Aga Khan University Mr. Feroz Rasool shed light on the professional competence and capacity of AKU, which he said has enabled the university to solve the problems it faced over the long haul.
His Highness the Aga Khan also talked about the strategic plan of AKU for the coming 30-year. He said the university plan to enter other spheres of education, including Leadership and Management, Leisure and Tourism, Architecture and Human Settlements and Government, Public Policy and Civil Society in addition to dozens of others.
“The School of Leadership and Management will develop the capacity of its students to guide business organizations, but also social enterprises and civil society institutions amid the complex challenges that face developing countries,” His Highness said.