The Habib University held its fourth annual convocation virtually on Saturday conferring degrees upon 162 students.
The event was streamed live online and was attended by the varsity's leadership, faculty, students, parents, alumni, staff and the large community of supporters.
Renowned scriptwriter, satirist and television presenter Anwar Maqsood gave the commencement speech. Speaking in his distinct style, he spoke about the country's current travails, including an ongoing tussle with corruption and an economic nosedive.
Wasif Rizvi, President Habib University, congratulated the graduating students and praised them for their diligence and work ethic throughout the pandemic. He also praised the faculty, families of the graduating batch, and the University's leadership for helping persevere through the pandemic.
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He noted that the Pathfinders carry an extraordinary responsibility after graduating from Habib University.
"My message to you is that your parents and your faculty have provided you with the education. From here it is up to you to strive and struggle," he said.
The Chancellor, Rafiq M Habib remarked: "As you embark on the new part of your journey, make sure you adhere to the principles of Yohsin, and I am confident that whether you pursue further education or a career, you are ready to face any adversity that might come your way."
Published in The Express Tribune, June 15h, 2021.