Islamabad: 23rd December 2017: United Nations and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South(COMSATS) will establish a Chair on Sustainable Development Goals SDGs at Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad. This was announced during the reception hosted by Quaid-i-Azam University Alumni Association and Dr Abdul Basit in honor of Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific at Islamabad Club. Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, while speaking on the occasion endorsed the proposal shared by visionary educationist Dr. Junaid Zaidi, Executive Director, COMSATS and agreed on working together with Quaid-i-Azam University on this important initiative. Being a prestigious alumnus of the University, Dr. Shamshad also shared her memories attached with QAU Islamabad. Dr. Javed Asharaf, Vice Chancellor, Quaid-I-Azam University, during his welcome remarks said that QAU has ranked as top University for the last several years of the country and has all the potential and capabilities to be at the top-ranked University at international and national levels. He said that Quaid-I-Azam University feels proud of its alumnus who are contributing continuously for the development and welfare of enrolled students. Dr. Dr. Abdul Basit, President, Preston University, thanked Dr. Shamshad for accepting the invitation out of her busy scheduled in Islamabad. Dr. Basit said that QAU has given us the vision and ways to make our benchmarks in our professional lives. The reception was attended by the United Nations Resident representative, alumnus serving at highest prestigious positions in various national and international organizations.