Islamabad - Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) in connection with its 50 years celebrations organised a musical evening to pay tribute to old students on Friday. The event was organised by Quaid-i-Azam University Alumni Association at Earth Sciences Auditorium. The event was organised to pay tribute to old students of QAU, university faculty and employees for their 50-year long dedicated contribution and services.

The vice chancellors of the universities, senior alumni members from all over the country, faculty, staff and students of the University attended the ceremony.

Renowned singer Ghulam Abbas performed on the occasion and captivated the audience with his famous Urdu and Punjabi songs. While sharing his remarks, he lauded contribution of QAU for Pakistan during last fifty years.

On this occasion, Brig (Retd) M Ajaib, President, University of Lahore Islamabad Campus along with officer bearers, senior members of QAU Alumni Association and university faculty, handed over key of ambulance to Dr Javed Ashraf Vice Chancellor (VC) QAU.

VC Dr Javed Ashraf said that he was pleased to see the enthusiasm by the alumni not only came together with university faculty and staff  to celebrate this historic occasion but also the alumni association contributed a lot for the development of their alma mater in terms of scholarships and other new initiatives.

He said that although he was not alumnus of QAU but it is matter of real pride for him to serve this top ranked higher education institution of the country.

President QAU Alumni Association Sikandar Ahmed Rai, Chancellor Preston University Dr Abdul Basit, Brig (Retd) M Ajaib, President, University of Lahore Islamabad Campus, Secretary General QAU Alumni Association Muhammad Murtaza Noor and President QAU Academic Staff Association Dr Muhammad Ishtiaq Ali also spoke on the occasion.

They said that during these 50 years, QAU has contributed a lot as leading institution of higher learning through fulfilling human resources needs and producing quality research.

The officer-bearers of QAU Alumni Association demanded that on occasion of golden jubilee celebrations and as per unanimous demand of all stakeholders, QAU should be declared a flagship institution along with announcement of special bailout package in terms of endowment fund to overcome its financial constraints and raise the position of university among top 300 global universities.

With provision of required funding and support from the government and the alumni, this prestigious higher education institution could win more laurels for the country and meet the growing human resources needs, they added.

Earlier, Quaidain corner established for the old students of QAU was inaugurated at Majeed Huts by officer-bearers and senior members of QAU Alumni Association and reception was organised by the alumni association in honour of senior members who visited QAU from various parts of the country.  

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