Islamabad: 17 May: International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) Has announced that “Saudi Government wants that IIUI should be the source of knowledge with the combination of modern and ancient studies and for the achievement of this goal Saudi government is ready for every possible help” This was said by Dr. Sulaiman Abdullah Abal-Khail, Pro-Chancellor of the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) in a reception which was organized in his honour at IIUI. Ambassador of Saudi Arabia in Pakistan Dr. Abdul Aziz Al-Ghadeer was also present on the occasion. Dr. Mohammad Masoom Yasinzai, Rector IIUI, Prof. Dr. Sahibzada Sajid ur Rehman, President IIUI, Deans, Faculty members and administrative officers also attended the reception.
Dr. Sulaiman said that people of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia love each other because of Islam. He said that it is the time that the Muslims should coordinate and discuss various issues of mutual interest to work for the betterment of Muslim Ummah. He was please to know that shariah and modern education are taught at IIUI. Dr. Sulaiman also thanked the president of Pakistan for his appointment as Pro. Chancellor IIUI. Dr. Sulaiman said that universities are the hub of knowledge and intellectual. He further said that Islam is the religion of peace and harmony for everyone. He further added that everyone should share suggestions and opinions to improve the education system in IIUI. He also hoped that there will be visible change in IIUI in near future.
Dr. Masoom Yasinzai while talking to the media persons said that Pakistanis have more love and devotions to Saudi Arabia as compare to homeland. He said that knowledge and expertise of Dr. Sulaiman will contribute a lot for the development of IIUI. Dr. Yasinzai hoped that IIUI will achieve its objectives under the guidance and supervision of Dr. Sulaiman Abdullah.
Earlier Prof. Dr. Sahibzada Sajid ur Rehman welcomed the delegation and briefed the university and its progress. He said that IIUI offered Islamic as well as modern educations. He said that we feel proud to say that IIUI was started at the Historical Faisal Masjid which is a gift from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the people of Pakistani. Upon the relations between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia Dr. Sajid said that Saudi Arabia and Pakistan have very strong friendly relations.
At the end Dr. Sulaiman Abdullah Abal-Khail presented souvenir to Dr. Masoom Yasinzai. Later the delegation visited various departments of the university and was briefed about the progress and future plans. Delegation offered Zuhar prayer at Faisal Masjid, Islamabad and also attended lunch which was organized by Dr. Masoom Yasinzai in honour of delegation.
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