Islamabad August 17,
2018 - The convocation for awarding bachelor’s degree in Military Art and
Science to the 5th batch of army officers, from 132 and 133 PMA Long
Courses, was held at the NUST main campus on
August 17, 2018. Islamabad. Adjutant General of the Army, Lt Gen Anwar
Ali Hyder, HI (M), was the chief guest on the occasion. A large number of
parents and dignitaries graced the ceremony.
Principal NIPCONS, Maj Gen Furrukh Bashir, HI (M),
(Retd), in his welcome address said that the focus of
this programme is to provide a solid base of an all-encompassing education and
grooming, with a view to helping the young leadership of the Army on the road
to further learning and higher education.
Rector NUST, Lt Gen Naweed Zaman, HI (M), (Retd), in his address said, “we are extremely glad
and take pride in the fact that we are witnessing the 5th convocation
of this unique multi-campus programme, which is helping to lay a sound foundation for an educated and
enlightened military leadership of tomorrow. He extended his
warmest felicitations to the graduating students on meeting the rigorous
standards of NUST. He pointed out that NUST also has the unique honour of being among the
500 top universities of the world.
While congratulating the young officers, during
his address, the chief guest said, “You are entering the real world at a time
when our country is facing grave security challenges; our security is
threatened, both from within as well outside. Pakistani nation and the army
have paid a heavy price in the war that we are fighting against the anti-state
elements. The commendable performance of our young officers will continue to
provide inspiration to you and shall always remain a golden part of our
history.” He called upon the young officers, to lead from the front in this
battle, with a positive approach imbued with a high sense of dedication, honour
and dignity. He further said that Pakistan Army accords top most priority to
the education of its officers’ corps in producing ‘Enlightened Soldiers’
capable of yielding results in today’s most complex operational environments.
He expressed his pleasure that NUST, which is among the top 500 universities of
the world, is committed to assisting the Pakistan Army towards this end. The chief guest wished the young graduating
officers success in life and a rewarding future.