AJK going through a phase of economic transformation: Masood

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MIRPUR: AJK President Sardar Masood Khan has said that our Government is focusing on investing in research-based quality education and developing a culture of meritocracy in educational institutions throughout Azad Kashmir.

ISLAMABAD: President of Azad State of Jammu & Kashmir, Masood Khan awqarding degree to a graduating student during the 19th Convocation of Bahria University at Jinnah Convention Center.

The President who is also the Chancellor of public sector universities of AJK made these remarks while addressing the 3rd Convocation of Mirpur University of Science and Technology (MUST) here in Mirpur. The President on the occasion congratulated the students on the successful completion of their degrees. He also extended his felicitations to the leadership, management, faculty and the parents of the students. He said that this is indeed a milestone in their academic careers and today also marks a beginning of a new journey. He said a challenging new life of professional competition awaits them.
Reiterating the need to invest in their education, the President said that you should be problem solvers and attain the latest knowledge based on research and innovation. He said that we need to also invest in developing our human resource in order for them to compete in the ever-changing international job market.
President Masood Khan said that promotion of science and technology will play a pertinent role in nation-building and economic progress of our country. He congratulated the University on the establishing a state of the art Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, which is the 13th of its kind in Pakistan.
He also commended the efforts of the University for their effective consultancy in Mangla Dam, introducing Chinese language courses for its students and helping provide technical and medical facilities through its Tele-Medicine Services in collaboration with Healthcare for All International, UK. The event was attended by Vice Chancellor MUST Prof. Dr. Habib-ur-Rehman, Vice Chancellors of other AJK Public Sector Universities, Registrar MUST Engr. Prof. Muhammad Waris Jiraal, Dean Science Prof. Dr. Rehana Asghar, Dean Engineering Prof. Dr. Anwar Khataab, Dean Faculty of Arts Prof. Dr. Maqsood Chaudhry, Commissioner Mirpur Division Muhammad Tayyeb, DIG Police Mirpur Division Sardar Rashid Naeem, faculty members, a large number of students and their parents.