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Murad lauds DHA Suffa University for its focus on entrepreneurship

By Our Correspondent
May 31, 2024
Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah addresses participants during the Annual Convocation ceremony of the DHA Suffa University at Gold Club in Karachi on May 30, 2024. — PPI
Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah addresses participants during the Annual Convocation ceremony of the DHA Suffa University at Gold Club in Karachi on May 30, 2024. — PPI 

The universities should function as technology and knowledge incubators where innovative ideas are discussed and future leaders are nurtured.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said this on Thursday evening as he addressed the 4th convocation of the DHA Suffa University at the DHA Golf & Country Club.

DHA Suffa University Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Ahmed Saeed Minhas, Sindh Higher Education Commission Chairman Dr Tariq Rafi, Dr Abdul Bari and others also spoke on the occasion.

The CM said it was satisfying for him to see the DHA Suffa University coming a long way since it started in 2012. The varsity had taken rapid strides in a very short period and continued to progress at an unrelenting pace, he added.

Shah congratulated the VC, senior management, and faculty members for their efforts in shaping the futures of young graduates. “Your vision has been a beacon of guidance and has infused determination among students,” he said and added that the DHA Suffa University was well on its way to become a globally recognised institution for higher education and research.

He also appreciated the postgraduate programmes of the varsity offering PhD in engineering, computer and management sciences.

The CM said the varsity was also trying to make its graduate become job providers instead of job seekers through its entrepreneurship centre, Aghaz.

He said that the self-employment trend being conceptualised and pursued by the DHA Suffa University shared the Sindh government’s vision of providing jobs and affordable business opportunities to the youth of the province.

Shah wished all the graduates the best in their professional pursuits and urged them to play their respective parts in nation-building. “My advice to you is that after starting your professional career, you must remain sharply aware of the changes in the world around you,” he said and added that in today's modern artificial intelligence (AI)-driven age, graduates must remain eager to embrace new opportunities being created by rapid technological advancements and socio-economic changes, both nationally as well as globally.

The CM also announced a grant for the establishment of two state-of-the-art AI labs at the DHA Suffa University.