UET Lahore Alumni Arranged Centennial Celebrations in Islamabad
The UET alumni arranged a function to celebrate 100th anniversary of their alma mater at Tulip Marque in Islamabad. Around 400 alumni of the university attended the event. The Vice Chancellor of the university Prof. Dr. Syed Mansoor Sarwar was the chief guest. Chairman of Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) and PTI MNA from Karachi, Mr. Najeeb Haroon was the guest of honour. Other notable alumni present in the function were former Minister of Planning and former Deputy Chairman Pakistan Planning Commission, Dr. Muhammad Akram Sheikh and former Chairmen PEMRA Mian Javed and Kamal Uddin Tipu. The event was fully sponsored by Engr. Azhar ul Islam Zafar, a graduate of the 89-Civil Engineering batch of the university and an an elected member of PEC.
The Vice Chancellor the organisers and briefed the audience about UET’s progress in academics, including its continuously improving world and Asian rankings. He also informed the participants about tuition-free PhD offered by the university as well as its policy to not let go any student admitted on merit due to proven case of financial hardship. He thanked all those who have contributed to university’s fund for the needy students.
Mr. Najeeb Haroon congratulated the university on completing 100 years of academic excellence. He pledged to improve the status of engineers in the country as well as create more job opportunities for them during his tenure.
Dr. Akram Sheikh, Mian Javed, Mr. Kamal Uddin Tipu, Mr. Azhar ul Islam, and others narrated their memories of their university days and pledged to help their alma mater in any way they could. Mr. Azhar pledged to help strengthen university’s relations with its alumni to improve quality of graduates as well as help the university in its financial affairs.