The first convocation of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (SZAB) Medical University was held at Pak-China Friendship Centre on Wednesday.
The convocation was attended by students, faculty members and senior military and government officials, said a press release.
SZAB Medical University Chancellor President Mamnoon Hussain conferred degrees to 79 students.
Medical students were also awarded diplomas in Gynaecology and Obstetrics (DGO), Clinical Pathology (DCP) and Child Health (DCH).
Hussain awarded the Chancellor’s Gold Medal to Dr Azamtullah Khan in MS, ENT.
The Dr Javed Akram Gold Medal was awarded to Dr Samia Wazeer Khawaja in Clinical Pathology, Dr Saqib Khalil bagged the Prof Khaleequz Zaman Gold Medal in MS-Neurosurgery while Prof Ghazala Mahmood Gold Medal was awarded to Dr Naila Kalsoom.
Hussain also awarded degrees to Dr Basharat Ali (MS – Orthopaedic Surgery), Dr Anayatullah (MS-Neurosurgery), Dr Muhammad Zahir Shah (MS-Neurosurgery), Dr Farin Zada (MS-Pediatric Surgery), Dr Saqib Khalil (MS-Neurosurgery),Dr Muhammad Yasir Khalil (MS-Urology), Dr Imam Alam (MS-General Surgery), Dr Azmatullah Khan (MS-ENT), Dr Mamoona Malik (Master in Critical Care Medicine), Dr Syed Muhammad Muneeb Ali (Master in Critical Care Medicine), Dr M Taimoor (MPhil).
SZAB Vice-Chancellor Dr Javed Akram said, the university enjoyed the recognition of HEC, Pakistan Medical Dental Council, CPSP and many American and European Medical institutions and its journals were also accredited by these institutes.
Dr Akram announced that the university administration was in the process of negotiations with the finance and planning division for establishment of an international medical and dental school.
Speaking in his brief address, President Mamnoon Hussain said SZAB Medical University would surely help strengthen the field of medicine and research.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 14th, 2014.
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