Proud moment for Gilani as son gets degree at UK varsity

LONDON: Amidst the academic caps tossed high in air by the students adorned in gowns, it was a proud moment for Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani as he attended the convocation ceremony of his son Qasim Gilani here at the UK’s prestigious Brunel University on Tuesday.

As parents, Prime Minister Gilani and his wife Fauzia Gilani along with their daughter Fizza and other sons witnessed the graceful ceremony held at the 40-year old university based in Uxbridge in West London. Qasim Gilani has passed his graduation in Bachelor of Science (Economics and Finance) and plans to do Graduate Diploma of Law.

The convocation ceremony started in the university’s main hall as the Vice Chancellor entered the arena flanked by faculty and outgoing students, proceeding in form of an academic procession.  Qasim Gilani along with fellow students took oath for playing positive part towards society and utilize their energies for the benefit of humankind.At the end of ceremony, Prime Minister Gilani mingled with the cheerful parents of the graduating students and felicitated them. He also exchanged pleasantries with his son’s classmates and congratulated them on their success.The Prime Minister attended the event as part of his private engagements as he arrived in London on Monday on a four-day visit and also held meetings with British leadership including Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Foreign Secretary William Hague.  – APP