Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, Pir Noor-ul-Haq Qadri has said that education was the foundation of progress and academia must play a role in dissemination of moderation and peaceful co-existence.
He was addressing an international seminar at International Islamic University (IIU) held in connection with 42nd anniversary celebrations of the university titled “the contributions of IIUI in advancing knowledge and way forward through strategic plan 2021” organized by the Islamic Research Institute (IRI) of the university.
The religious minister said that Pakistan will keep progressing and we must deliver to the coming generations so that they may lead the world.
He hailed IIUI President’s initiatives for university’s progress, and hoped that it would achieve its goals in light of its newly prepared strategic plan. He said that he will be looking forward to working with the scholars of IIUI in the Rehmat ul lil Almeen (PBUH) program.
He stressed that educational institutions have vital importance in promoting peace and tolerance. He emphasized on protection of rights of minorities adding that those must be given due importance in the society.
Addressing the ceremony, IIUI President felicitated the Rector, Vice Presidents, teachers, staff and students on the occasion of 42nd anniversary celebrations.
He said that it was the day to reiterate the resolve that IIUI would be among the leading education institutions of the world in future. He said that in the future the university will have the addition of two new faculties.
He added that as part of transformation and advancement, the university has also launched its online portal for open and Distance learning. He said that IIUI management is focused on facilitating on campus 30,000 male and female students in acquiring quality education.