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History University of Peshawar
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In its inaugural year it had an enrollment of 129, of whom one was a female. Although the university was established in 1950 it was initially Islamia College. There were many requests to establish a University, however the British were reluctant to do so. It was only after Pakistan's Independence in 1947 that the request could be implemented. The founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, who had visited the College in 1928 had great admiration for it. He would refer to it as ‘My College’ and adopted it as one of the three heirs to his rich fortune, along with Aligarh University and Sindh Madrassa (his own school) in 1939. For Jinnah the university was a gift to students of the province, in recognition of the part played by them in the making of Pakistan, and how it was the Pathans who had fought the Indians and captured Azad Kashmir.[4]


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