The five Pakistani students completed their Masters from SAU in diverse disciplines, including Biotechnology, Computer Science, Law, and International Relations, the high commission said in a statement.
Speaking to the Pakistani graduates separately, Mahmood extended warm felicitations to them and their families and wished them well in their professional pursuits in the future.
He also emphasised the "pivotal" role that the SAU could play in bringing the youth from South Asian nations together for grooming and higher learning.
He hoped that more Pakistani students would be able to join SAU in the coming years -- enriching its multi-national character and contributing to the success of this collaborative SAARC project.
This year, a total of 161 students received their Master's degrees, while 10 got M.Phil and four PhD degrees.
Mahmood also expressed the hope that SAARC, a "symbol of hope and collective aspirations for the people of South Asia", would make progress as an effective instrument of regional cooperation and promote the goals of socio-economic development.
India had also stepped up diplomatic pressure on Pakistan. Nineteen Indian soldiers died in the attack
The summit was called off after Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan also declined to participate in the Islamabad meet.
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