9th Convocation 2012
The convocation of Szabist was held on 13th October, 2012 at Expo Centre. Respected President Dr. Saqib Rizavi, honorable Chief Guest, Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, Madam Chancellor Dr Azra Fazal and honorable Keynote speaker Mr. Mazhar Ul Haque Siddiqui, with SZABIST Board of Trustee Vice Chairperson and Treasurer Mr. Aftab Shahban Mirani were all present on this auspicious event.
In his welcome address, President Dr. Saqib Rizavi extended his heartiest congratulations to the Szabist graduates. He applauded efforts of those students who have won many prizes and awards in several curricular and co-curricular activities, both at the national and international level.
Then the chancellor, in her speech stated that, ‘I feel honored in carrying forward the mission of our founding Chancellor, Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto. We at SZABIST are fully committed to her lofty ideals and her vision of a Pakistan that is educated and prosperous’. She congratulated the graduates on accomplishing the major milestone of graduating. She said the graduates should rejoice as they have now joined the ranks of those who possess the potential of turning around the fortunes of millions of lives.
Followed by the chancellor’s address, the keynote speaker Mr. Mazhar Ul Haque Siddiqui said, ‘I am happy to be among you this evening to share the pride, which today’s event would impart on faculty of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology and I am grateful for having been afforded the opportunity of addressing fresh graduates’. He stressed on the importance of the state to provide justice to all, rich or poor, “So that the people of Pakistan may prosper and attain their rightful place amongst the nations of the world and to make their full contribution towards international peace and happiness of humanity”.
Then the valedictorians gave their speeches and relived their memories of joy, effort and expressed their sentiments on acquiring a degree from Szabist.
The Chief Guest Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro in his address stated that, ‘It is a matter of great privilege being here at the stage of SZABIST, a great institution founded by the daughter of the East Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Sahiba Shaheed. He said he felt proud to be amongst the representatives of the young generation of Pakistan’. He congratulated all graduates, their parents and faculties.
Followed by this, the over 750 degrees including a PhD degree, were conferred to all the Szabist graduates. The 2 merit gold medalists and 84 corporate gold medalists received their gold medals amidst the air of jubilation.
Dinner was then sampled by all to bring this auspicious event to the perfect conclusion.