49th Convocation Ceremony of College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan held

Rawalpindi, December 28, 2015 (PPI-OT): The 49th Convocation Ceremony of College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP), was held today at Jinnah Convention Centre, Islamabad. Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif was chief guest on the occasion.

Prof. Zafarullah Chaudhry, President CPSP in his welcome address acknowledged COAS for his historical contributions and strenuous efforts for peace and stability of the country, his remarkable achievements against terrorism and for modernizing the health care system in Pakistan Army. During the ceremony COAS was also conferred upon the honorary fellowship of the CPSP for above achievements. The citation of CPSP also reads that “General Raheel Sharif through his vision, resolve, sincerity and commitment against terrorism has become a leading figure of our times”.

COAS said that today, by the Grace of Allah Almighty, an environment has been created where fear and retribution from the terrorists and criminals has largely been reduced. Relative security needs to be transformed into an enduring peace and stability for the Nation. A Whole of the Nation approach is important to bring our endeavours to a logical end. COAS paid rich tribute to sacrifices of citizens and soldiers in achieving this state of stability and peace.

While congratulating the graduating students, COAS said that to steer this country towards success, we need to invest in our future generations. To this end, every individual, especially the educated professionals, have an enormous responsibility. It is my belief that today’s Fellows will rise and shine as the future of Pakistan. General Raheel Sharif appreciated the College leadership for improving postgraduate medical education and health care services in the country.

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