The first group of Master’s Degree students graduate fromthe U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water at Mehran University  [HamariWeb] 09 Jan, 2018

Karachi: U.S. Consul General Grace Sheltonparticipatedin a convocation ceremony at Mehran University in Jamshoroon January 8, during which she joined Vice Chancellor of MUET, Dr. Muhammad Aslam UqailiChief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in handing handed out diplomas and medals to the studentsgraduating from the U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water at Mehran University. These graduates are the first group of graduating studentswho also participated in an exchange program with students and professors from the University of Utah, a program supported by the U.S. Government. The graduates also received scholarships from the United States Government.

Vice Chancellor of MUET, Dr. Muhammad Aslam UqailiThe Chief MinisterSindh Syed Murad Ali Shah while speaking at the occasion expressed his appreciation for USAID support and thanked the people of the United States for supporting education and health projects in the province.

Consul General Shelton while congratulating the graduating students said, “Each one of you has the talent, motivation, and dedication to help solve many of the water-related problems facing Pakistan today. With your newly acquired skills and knowledge, you are ready to make important contributions to:enhance access to clean water, sanitation, and proper hygiene; protect water-related ecosystems; and, help Pakistan adapt to the threats posed by climate change. So, I congratulate you, but I also challenge you - From this day forward: Make a difference and be the change that builds Pakistan’s tomorrow!”
Vice Chancellor of MUET, Dr. Muhammad Aslam Uqaili, and Minister of Education Jam Mahtab Dahar were also present at the ceremony.

The U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water at Mehran University is one of four new research centers the United States Government has built and continues to support at Pakistani universities. The four U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies are one component of the U.S. Government’s$127 million program that supportsapplied research to find innovative solutions for Pakistan’s water, energy, agriculture, and food security challenges.

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