IIUI pro­mot­ing unity, faith in the coun­try

Pakistan Observer - - TWIN CITIES -

IS­LAM­ABAD—In­ter­na­tional Is­lamic Univer­sity Is­lam­abad (IIUI) Pres­i­dent Dr Ahmed Yousif AlDrai­weesh and Rec­tor Prof Dr Ma­soom Yas­in­zai has hosted an If­tar dinner in honour of jour­nal­ists.

The dinner - In­ter­ac­tion with Me­dia - held at the Iqbal In­ter­na­tional In­sti­tute for Re­search & Di­a­logue, Faisal Masjid cam­pus of the univer­sity, was also at­tended by Se­na­tors Shi­bli Faraz of Pak­istan Tehreek-i-In­saf and Shahi Syed of Awami Na­tional Party, APP Man­ag­ing Direc­tor Ma­sood Ma­lik, former Pres­i­dent Na­tional Press Club Afzal Butt, an­chor­per­son Salim Safi, AIOU Vice Chan­cel­laor Prof Dr Shahid Sid­diqui, IIUI deans, di­rec­tors and other of­fi­cials.

Speak­ing on the oc­ca­sion, Dr Al-Drai­weesh said the univer­sity had a tra­di­tion to hold such gath­er­ings in ev­ery Ramzan as it gave an op­por­tu­nity to fur­ther pro­mote peace, broth­er­hood and love among Mus­lims.

The univer­sity was not only im­part ed­u­ca­tion, but it was also pro­mot­ing unity and faith in the coun­try, he added.

He said the IIUI was work­ing to es­tab­lish a so­ci­ety, which should be based on peace and pros­per­ity. He spoke on the im­por­tance of the holy month of Ramzan.

He also asked the jour­nal­ist com­mu­nity to fo­cus on the pro­mo­tion of ed­u­ca­tion and dis­sem­i­na­tion of mes­sages of peace.

Ear­lier, Dr Ma­soom Yas­in­zai, in his speech, high­lighted the achieve­ments of Prof Dr Mum­taz Ah­mad (late), an an­a­lyst and re­searcher, say­ing that this If­tar dinner was ar­ranged to pay ho­mage to him.

He said the univer­sity was play­ing a piv­otal role in bring­ing peace and unity among Mus­lims. It was striv­ing hard to por­tray the soft image of the Is­lam to the world, he added.

Other speak­ers at the event also hailed the mer­i­to­ri­ous ser­vices of Dr Mum­taz and urged the par­tic­i­pants to fol­low his vi­sion. They also urged the IIUI to play its due role for elim­i­nat­ing ter­ror­ism and ex­trem­ism from the coun­try. Ex­ec­u­tive Direc­tor IRD Hus­nul Amin, in is open­ing re­marks, shed light on the life of Dr Mum­taz.—APP

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