The 16th Annual Convocation of the Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) Karachi was held on 8th December 2019 at the Expo Centre. Chief Guest of the occasion was Mr. Saleem Mandviwalla (Deputy Chairman, Senate of Pakistan). Madam Chancellor Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho opened the Convocation and degrees were conferred to 1163 students including 7 PhD students from the disciplines of Management Sciences, Social Sciences, Education, Media Sciences, Biosciences, Mechatronic Engineering and Computer Science. This is the highest number of degree recipients from SZABIST Karachi Campus in its 24-year old history.
Eleven Gold Medals were awarded; recipients were Tooba Mirza, Maha Lakhani, Syeda Fatima Rizvi, Maheen Shamim, Rimsha Erum, Sidratul Montaha Khan, Sarah Baig, Muhammad Mustafa, Abdul Raziq Khan, Sarah Nadeem Shaikh and Rida Fatima Farooqui. Fifteen Silver Medals were awarded; recipients were Anusha Naz Alam, Asraa Khan, Bilal Hussain, Zainab Mehdi Millwala, Syed Babar Ali, Mudassir Ali, Camilla Able Dean, Noor Ul Ain, Daniyal Shaikh Mehwish Khan, Kiran Fatima, Laraib Nasir, Manisha Kumari, Muhammad Shabbir and Syed Muhammad Sarim Sajid.
The Convocation Ceremony was attended by more than 4000 people comprising of SZABIST Board of Governors, Board of Trustees, Management, Faculty, Staff, Graduates, Parents, Educationists, Guests, Print/ Electronic Media and Supportive/ Committed Partners.
The Convocation Ceremony was covered by SZABIST Radio broadcasting service (ZABFM). Live coverage of the event was broadcasted on SZABIST official YouTube and Facebook page.