KARACHI         -        Sindh Governor Imran Ismail on Tuesday said that in there was always a lesson in every failure. The need was to learn from failures and to remain steadfast in achieving success. He expressed these views while addressing the 18th Convocation of Iqra University.

The governor said, “Today you are entering a phase of life where you are in dire need of hard work and dedication”.

He said that you should always prioritise the security and stability of the country. All your actions should reveal your affection and honesty with the country.

Appreciating the services rendered by Hunaid Lakhani in education sector of the country Sindh Governor Imran Ismail said that the Iqra University was one of the leading educational institutes of Sindh which was also recognised internationally. Giving away scholarships to needy and deserving students was the praiseworthy move of Iqra University and imitable for other universities.

Ismail said that it was impossible to develop the country without education. We have to create modern educational institutions like Iqra University so that the young people who are still deprived could attain higher education and serve the country. He cited the example of Jack Ma, the owner of China’s private website, saying he was a middle-class citizen, but with diligence and dedication he was today included in the list of the richest and most successful people in the world.

Earlier, Vice Chancellor and President Iqra University Professor Dr Waseem Qazi in his welcome address said that Iqra University had maintained a leading position in the national universities for many years and this year among the international universities also. Medical faculty had been established this year by the varsity under which the pharmacy program had been started. Iqra University’s was also about to establish a Medical College and set up a 350 bed hospital for which amount of Rs 750 million had been allocated. In addition, a 50-acre campus was being set up in Malir, which would be equipped with modern state-of-the-art facilities.

He said that Iqra University was the first university in the country to launch a post-doctoral fellowship program in which teachers and researchers from around the world will participate.

Later, the governor distributed certificates among 840 students of the varsity who were conferred degrees in Bachelors, Masters and PhD credentials in Business Administration, Computer Science, Engineering, Media Sciences, Fashion Design and Education.

On the occasion, Chancellor Erum Lakhani, Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Wasim Qazi, Karachi University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Khalid Mehmood Iraqi, faculty and students in large number were present.