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5th Batch of Army’s Young Officers graduates from NUST
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.

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