Islamabad: (Parliament Times) The U.S. Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E) at National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) held its first convocation here on Wednesday. As many as 94 students received Master of Science degrees in Energy Engineering. Federal Minister for Energy (Power Division) Awais Ahmad Khan Leghari was the chief guest at the occasion. US Ambassador to Pakistan, David Hale also attended the ceremony.
The Federal Minister Leghari congratulated the graduates, saying, “You are a highly valuable addition to Pakistan’s resurging energy sector.” He further said that specialized centres like USPCAS-E will be instrumental in providing sustainable and renewable energy solutions.
In his remarks, Ambassador Hale commended the students for their hard work and encouraged them to apply their expertise gained at NUST USPCAS-E to tackle Pakistan’s most vexing energy challenges.
Earlier, Lt Gen Naweed Zaman, HI, (M), (Retd), Rector NUST, welcomed the guests and extended his felicitations to the graduates, their parents and faculty. He hoped that USPCAS-E will continue to set high standards in teaching and research in the energy sector to help resolve energy woes of Pakistan.
The USAID-supported USPCAS-E program is a partnership between Arizona State University and Oregon State University and NUST and University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar
Federal Minister for Energy (Power Division) Awais Ahmad Khan Leghari awarding degree to student during the 1st convocation of USPCAS-E at NUST