Jha­gra wants coun­try’s pace with ad­vanced world

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL - STAFF RE­PORTER

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 re­spectable 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 im- mense 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.

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