Seminar on ‘IIUI’s role in strengthening Pak-Arab relations with special reference to Saudi Arabia’
Islamabad—Leader of the House in Senate of Pakistan, Raja Zafar ul Haq has said People of Pakistan, its government and forces consider Saudi Arabia a friend of all weather. International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) plays commendable role and services to unite Muslim Ummah. He was addressing the seminar on” IIUI’s role in strengthening Pak-Arab relations with specific reference to Saudi Arabia” organized by IIUI. The seminar also graced by a renowned scholar, Rector Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University Riyadh Saudi Arabia/Pro- Chancellor IIUI Prof Dr. Sulainman Abdullah Aba Al-Khail as guest of honour. On the occasion Sharif Shaheen Ambassador of Egypt to Pakistan, Dr Masoom Yasinzai Rector IIUI, Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al- Draiweesh President IIUI, Saudi delegation, researchers, intellectuals and faculty members also attended the seminar. In his address, Raja Zafar ul Haq extended high gratitude to Saudi delegation on behalf of government of Pakistan and its people on visiting IIUI and said people of Pakistan has deep rooted spiritual, religious and historical association with Saudi Arabia. He said IIUI is a symbol of unity of Muslims in Pakistan as the university is nurturing youth of Muslim Ummah with quality of education. Leader of the House was of the view that IIUI’s contributions particularly in Central Asian States for revival of Islam are worthwhile. Raja Zafar ul Haq also hoped that government of both the countries would extend their cooperation for progress and development of IIUI. He also proposed the formation of a joint forum comprising of IIUI, Imam Muhammad University Saudi Arabia, Al-Azhar University Egypt and IIU Malaysia for the unity of Muslim Ummah. On the occasion, while addressing the seminar Dr. Sulaiman Aba Al-Khail said that enemy of Islam has set a plot of conspiracies and trying to weaken the Muslim Ummah. He urged Muslim states to put internal differences aside and seek a way of unity and brotherhood. Pro-Chancellor IIUI was of the view that universities are the custodians of the religious and intellectual heritage of Ummah, can play a key role for Muslim unity in the World. Dr Sulaiman also asked scholars and researchers to play their vital role for the welfare and development of the Ummah. He said that universities provide peaceful environment for quality education, training and character building of the youth, so that they can present fine example of Muslim character. Dr Sulaiman Aba Al-Khail said that the anti-Islam elements with the use of media resources are trying to create chaos and anarchy in Muslims societies who can be defeated with solidarity and harmony. Sharif Shaheen said the services of IIUI in promotion of Muslim brotherhood, solidarity and unity are highly acknowledged worldwide. He said that, it was a privilege for me to come to Pakistan and to meet the special instructions of Sheikh Al-Azhar to dedicate affiliation with the IIUI. Dr Masoom Yasinzai Rector IIUI, Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh President IIUI and many prominent speakers also addressed the seminar.