Governor Balochistan Syed Zahoor Ahmed Agha called on International Islamic University (IIU) President, Dr. Hathal Homoud Alotaibi at Faisal Masjid Campus on Wednesday.
In a meeting held at the office of IIU President, issues of mutual interest and role of educational institutions in country’s progress was discussed.
Both the dignitaries agreed to boost academic cooperation between IIU and educational institutions of Baluchistan.
They also discussed initiatives for promotion of quality higher education and role of universities in society building.
The meeting was also attended by Director General, Islamic Research Institute (IRI) Dr. Muhammad Zia ul haq.
On the occasion, while appreciating the role of IIU in society building and services, Governor assured of maximum cooperation to promote quality education.
He said universities must promote exchange of experiences through mutual cooperation. He appreciated the role of IIUI for providing special facilities to the Balochistan students.
Talking on the Pak-Saudi ties, the Governor said that Pakistan gave great importance to relations with Saudi Arabia as both are time tested friends.
During the meeting, IIU President apprised the Governor of the university’s vision, newly approved strategic plan and goal of academic excellence. He said Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have longstanding fraternal ties and IIU is true example.
IIU President said that IIUI is a unique hub of learning and it has a vital responsibility of nurturing Muslim youth according to the prevailing challenges in the light of Islamic teachings.
Dr. Hathal said that the university has provided special scholarships to the students of Balochistan, while all the students of far flung areas and needy students are university’s top priority.