ISLAMABAD - Senate Standing Committee on Education, Trainings and Standards in Higher Education has shown great satisfaction on the progress of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) and said that students at IIUI are being provided an academic milieu free of sectarianism.

The Senate standing committee headed by its Chairman Senator Abdul Nabi Bangash visited IIUI the other day where it also held its meeting. Members of the Senate body include Senator Ch Mohammad Jaffar Iqbal, Senator Ilyas Ahmed Bilour, Senator Engr Rashid Ahmed Khan, Senator Begum Najma Hameed, Senator Haji Khan, Senator Heman Daas and Senator Rozi Khan Kakar while Secretary Education Ahmed Buksh Lehri Chairman Higher Education Commission Imtiaz Hussain Gillani, Rector IIUI Prof Dr Masoom Yasinzai, IIUI Vice President Dr Muhammad Bashir Khan, Director General (AF&P) Gulzar Ahmed Khwaja and deans and directors of the university were also present on the occasion.

The committee was briefed by Rector IIUI Dr Masoom Yasinzai. He made the committee aware about roles, functions, responsibilities, administrative control, scope of work, annual budget, utilisation, allocation of funds and future plans being progressed of the university. He apprised the committee that IIUI generates its 70 per cent revenue from its own resources while faculties of engineering and technology and basic and applied sciences were rapidly grabbing large number of enrolments and producing young professionals possessing high-level professional skills.

The committee decided that recommendations for evolving a system to decrease the attitude of violence and increase the literacy rate would be provided by International Islamic University with a plan that how institutes and academies of the university can help to disseminate tolerance and religious harmony among the masses.

Speaking on the occasion, Abdul Nabi Bangash said, “Problems of teachers and students were actually problems of nation; we have to spend on education without making our education related matters controversial”. He said if Muslims had built Oxford like educational hubs instead of Taj Mahal, they would have achieved distinct status and commendable circumstances in educational ground. He urged that relation with book and pen must be revived to pave the way for success of Pakistan. Ch Jaffar Iqbal said deficiencies in the educational system should be critically analysed because education was the base for the success of nations.

Later, the committee members also visited female campus and central library where they were briefed about the available facilities and performance of different department. Earlier Dr Massom Yasinzai welcomed the chairman of standing committee and its members on arriving at campus.