Pakistan High Commission in Dhaka on Wednesday inaugurated Sir Syed Corner at the Chancery, space dedicated to the works and life of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan.
The High Commissioner for Pakistan to Bang-ladesh Imran Ahmed Siddiqui opened the corner during a ceremony attended by academia, intellectu-als, Pakistani diaspora, and local journalists.
The event started with the screening of a video documentary about the life and services of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan followed by speeches of renowned historians, writers and professors of Pakistan Studies and History on life of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan. The Professor of Pakistan Studies & History at National University of Modern Languages (NUML) Islamabad Dr. Abid Hussain Abbasi, the Associate Professor at Pakistan Study Centre, University of the Punjab Dr. Amjad Abbas Khan Magsi, the Director of Pakistan Study Centre at University of Peshawar Professor Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam, and the Director Abdul Samad Khan Achakzai Shaheed Chair at University of Balochistan Dr. Abdul Rauf Rafiqui and a famous scholar on Sir Syed Ahmad Khan in their respective video messages highlighted the contribution and services rendered by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan for Muslim renaissance in South Asia.
Pakistan High Commission in Dhaka inaugurates Sir Syed CornerThe speakers emphasized on the social, literary and particularly the educational services of Sir Syed which later paved way for launching an organized freedom movement against the British Rule by leaders emerged from those educational institutions and ultimately culminated in the establishment of Pakistan.—APP