Governor congratulates new UCP graduates over completion 

of degrees

LAHORE  -  Punjab Governor Ch Sarwar said on Tuesday that economic instability in Afghanistan would benefit terrorists which would be catastrophic for the world.

He expressed these views while addressing the 23rd convocation of University of Central Punjab (UCP) and talking to media here. UCP Pro Rector Dr Nasar Ikram, Prof Sohail Ahmed and others were present on the occasion.

Degrees were awarded to 934 graduates of three faculties in the convocation and the Punjab governor congratulated all the graduating students including the position-holders on their success.

The governor said that the USA should restore the frozen assets of Afghanistan and provide unconditional assistance to them as people would starve to death due to economic instability in Afghanistan.

“Even today Pakistan is working on the frontline for peace in Afghanistan and also playing a role in providing basic facilities to the Afghan people. Peace in Afghanistan will benefit not only Pakistan and the region but the whole world,” he observed.

Ch Sarwar said that the United States and its allies including the NATO, had not been able to defeat the Afghan Taliban, and the world must understand that war was not a solution. “It creates more problems.”

He said that the Afghan leadership stood for peace, and therefore, it was imperative for every country, including the United States and Europe, to help them financially to save Afghanistan from a major humanitarian catastrophe because the economic situation was deteriorating with each passing day which would not be in anyone’s interest.

Ch Sarwar said that nothing was impossible in life, adding that hard work was necessary and key to success. “Pakistan belongs to all of us and for its development and prosperity every Pakistani has to fulfill his responsibility,” he said. “We are working to bring transparency and merit in the institutions for the very first time. In order to move forward in the changing world, we have to focus more and more on education and research. As Chancellor, I have appointed all the VCs on merit and transparency and merit in the university is being fully ensured,” he maintained.

Addressing the convocation, the governor said that youth of the nation was a precious asset. “The current government is trying its best to equip our youth with modern technology to compete with the nations of other developed countries,” he said. “Today is a milestone in the lives of students where an educational journey is coming to a successful end and my message for all the students is that this is the beginning of the future. Play an effective role in development of society because time waits for no one,” he advised the students.

Ch Sarwar also asked them to choose a field in which they could truly perform well. He asserted: “I sincerely hope that you will play your role for the glory of this country. Whatever you do, do it with passion and make this country proud of you.”