Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) organised its first convocation on Saturday at the PAF Museum, where 116 students were conferred degrees. President Mamnoon Hussain, along with Sindh Governor Zubair Ahmed, who is also the university's chancellor, and SMIU vice-chancellor Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh, awarded gold medals to seven students and silver medals to six students. Addressing the audience, the president said it is a matter of happiness for him that SMIU is moving forward with success and added that he hopes the university will be more developed in the future. Congratulating the graduating students, the president said he hopes they will serve the nation with great enthusiasm and commitment in their practical life. The president added that the youth will materialise dreams of prosperity of the people and development of national economy through their efforts.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 19th, 2017.