Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Chancellor Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan has advised the medical graduates of Khyber Medical University and Khyber Girls Medical College to continue their efforts and achieve the basic objective of their study as their teachers, parents and the society have great expectations from them and after qualifying medical graduation with distinction they owe the society a sacred duty and that is to serve the ailing people.

He as addressing a reception arranged on the lawns of the Governor’s House, Peshawar for those graduates of KMU and Khyber Girls Medical College who had received gold medals in different examinations. Vice Chancellor of KMU Prof. Dr. Hafeezullah, Registrar Dr. Fazal Mahmood, KMU deans, faculty members and parents of the graduates were also invited to the reception.

The governor said now the time had come that those gold medalists should utilize their capacities in supporting the ailing humanity with devotion and to excel further in their career.

He said they had every right to further their professional career and also strive for worldly gains but in such pursuits, they should not forget the code of ethics of medical profession. He said the degree they had obtained was an acknowledgement of the knowledge they had attained in these esteemed institutions.

The governor expressed gratitude to Prof. Dr Muhammad Hafizullah Vice Chancellor of the Khyber Medical University, Principal of the Khyber Girls Medical College Prof. Dr. Abid Hussain, the Faculty and Staff for their better efforts and commitment that enabled many students to get distinctions in their academic life.

He also urged the students to go ahead of the academic opportunities so far provided by the KMU and KGMC and get in touch with the advanced studies not only for their own interest but also for the society especially the poor, needy and ailing community.

Governor Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan said there were multiple issues in the health profession and emphasized the new graduates to be ready for those challenges and utilize their capabilities in a better manner to overcome all such health challenges and to reduce the load of ever increasing diseases.

He advised the graduates to keep the service to humanity as their prime objective in professional life. He congratulated all the graduates on their outstanding achievement and said their parents and teachers should be truly proud of them.

Earlier, VC KMU Prof. Dr. Hafeezullah presented welcome address and thanked the Governor Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan on acknowledging efforts of the KMU and KGMC. He pledged that they would continue to work with more zeal and enthusiasm under the leadership of the governor as their chancellor in future as well.

Later, cash prizes of Rs. 10,000/- each were given to 119 gold medalists. In overall student Khush Bakht was awarded 1, 60,000/- for 16 gold medals she had received during the KMU 1st convocation.

Similarly, Syed Hashim Ali Shah received Rs. 1, 00,000/- for his 10 gold medals. Nargis Jabeen and Shumaila received Rs. 60,000/- each for six gold medals they were awarded on the convocation day. Amber Kazmi was given Rs. 30000/- for her three gold medals. The gold medalists were also served with high tea on the Governor’s House lawn.