KARACHI - Renowned nuclear scientist Dr Sammar Mubarak Mand has said that power crises will ultimately be overcome in the country after the completion of the Thar Coal Project. He stressed the need for acquiring state-of-the-art technology to face the emerging challenges in the country, said that the production of the power through the coal project would cut the power prices in the country. He was speaking at the 18th Convocation of the Nadirshaw Edulji Dinshaw (NED) University of Engineering and Technology, held on Thursday at the NED main campus. The university has awarded the Bachelor of Engineering (BE) and Master of Engineering (ME) degrees to 977 students. The university also conferred Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees to two candidates, while around 14 candidates, performing extraordinarily in their studies, were honoured with gold medals; as many as 28 candidates were conferred with merit certificates. Dr Mubarak said, We have to promote education in every corner of the country to get control over the crises prevailing in the country. Pakistani students have more potential than others in the world. Pakistan became the only nuclear Muslim power just because of tireless efforts of our nuclear scientists. Vice Chancellor NED University Engineer Abul Kalam said that the University is making all out efforts to raise its standards through teaching excellence and quality research. These efforts are carried out with involvement of the entire university work force to obtain utmost possible satisfaction of its customers. Several research and developmental projects were being carried out by the university in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC), he said. Mismanagement The mismanagement was seen at the NED convocation, as the convocation ceremony started nearly one hour later than the scheduled time, while Governor Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan did not attend the programme.