Islamia College played historic role during Pakistan Movement

Staff Reporter

Pakistan Movement’s history cannot complete without mentioning the historic role of the students of Islamia College Peshawar (ICP) who mobilized denizens of Khyber Pakthunkhwa to complete the Quaid-i-Azam’s mission for Pakistan.

Holding aloft torch of education in KP for 108 years, Islamia College Peshawar (ICP), which saw the Independence Movement, had provided a unique platform to KP’s people to compete with others communities in education, civil service, economy and politics during colonial era besides mobilized them for a separate homeland for the Muslims of Subcontinent.

Established in 1913, a visitor travelling through historic Jamrud Road can’t remain unimpressed while passing under shadows of its tall beautiful domes, lush-green lawns and majestic architecture.

It reminds visitors of glorious role of its students during Pakistan Movement under the leadership of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah who created Pakistan in a short period of seven years on August 14, 1947 after adaptation historical Pakistan Resolution in Lahore on March 23, 1940.

Being a beautiful combination of Aligarh Movement of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan and Deoband School of Thoughts, ICP is a mere testimony to the greatness of its Founder, Nawab Sir Sahibzada Abdul Qayyum Khan.

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