Graduates should work to bring peace and harmony back to Gilgit: Governor Karam Ali Shah
KIU is a precious asset of Gilgit – Baltistan: GBLA Speaker, Wazir Baig
New departments being established in KIU: VC Dr. Najma Najam
Gilgit, November 24: The Karakuram International University held its 5th and 6th convocations together, enabling hundreds of students from different departments to get their degrees for different classes. GB Governor Pir Karam Ali Shah and KIU Vice chancellor, Dr. Najma Najam, distributed the degrees among the students in a formal ceremony held today. Speaker GBLA, Wazir Baig, was also present at the convocation ceremony.
Students enrolled in the 2006-10 (honors), session 2007 – 2011 (honors), 2008-10 (Masters) and 2009 – 2011 (Masters) were among the graduates who got their degrees today.
Addressing at the convocation ceremony as chief guest, Governor Syed Karam Ali Shah said that the graduates of KIU should work to bring peace and harmony back to Gilgit. He said that the social fabrics of GB have weakened and there is lack of unity among inhabitants of the region. He urged the graduates to play an important role in stability of the region.
Speaking at the occasion GBLA Speaker Wazir Baig said that KIU is a precious asset of Gilgit – Baltistan. He emphasized on the graduates and students to not confine their process of education to accumulation of skills only. He stressed on the students to contribute to the region’s development.
Dr. Najma Najam, Vice Chancellor of the varsity, said that KIU is progressing despite of financial hurdles. She said that there are plans to open new departments at the university.
Speaking to Pamir Times after the convocation, Naeema Gul, hailing from Gojal (Hunza) and a Gold Medalist in MA – International Relations, said that her success is a result of the prayers of her family members and her hard work. She said that the determination of students to excel in their respective fields of study can help overcome all the other hurdles. She topped all her semester at KIU during the course of her studies for the Masters degree. Naeema also spoke during the convocation ceremony, on behalf of the students.
Other Gold Medalists include Samina Safdar and Piyar Ali Sagi, a social activist and one of the founders of Hunza Students Federation (HSF). Piyar Ali, while talking to Pamir Times, gave the message of unity and love to all the students of Gilgit – Baltistan. The complete list of Gold Medalists could not be obtained despite of efforts.
The absence of GB Education Minister, Ali Madad Sher, at the convocation ceremony was felt by many students. Health Minister Gulbar Khan, MLA Mutabiat Shah and MLA Shirin Fatima attended the convocation, along with members of the KIU Senate and other notables of the Gilgit.