Peshawar—The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor, Engineer Iqbal Zafar Jhagra has said if we want to survive as a respectable and respected nation in the world community, we will have to keep pace with the rapidly advancing world. He said the education system also needs to be mobilized to join the struggle efficiently and help it in carving out a respect-able status amongst the comity of the nations.
Addressing as a chief guest at the 20th Convocation of Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute at Topi in District Swabi on Thursday, the Governor stated that the role of engineers becomes highly significant in the present world adding that our homeland needs such professionals who possess the will and the ability to accept the emerging challenges, the dedication to pursue higher goals and the professional competence to play the role of trouble-shooters and problem solvers.
He said Pakistan has immense resources and we only need honest, committed, competent and trained manpower to take up the task of national reconstruction. “I am convinced that part of the product, we require is coming out from this institution”, he remarked. In all 338 graduates, 7 got Gold Medals, Muhammad Arsalan achieved Ghulam Ishaq Khan award while Mr. Talha Bin Asad got Quaid-e-Azam Gold Medal.
Engineer Shamasul Mulk, President, SOPREST and the Chairman of the Board of Governor’s of the Institute also addressed the ceremony besides the Rector, Mr. Jehangir Bashar. The Rector also presented the annual report of the Institute. On this occasion, the Governor announced Rs.1 Million for Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute and Rs.10 thousand each for Gold Medalists.
The Governor while reminding the scholars and the graduates the present day scenario also said that we, in fact are living in a world, which is in a state of perpetual flux.