President stresses educational institutions' role for building anti-terrorism narrative

ISLAMABAD, Apr 17 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain Monday said

that educational institutions and intellectuals had an important
role to play in building a counter narrative against extremism and
terrorism in the light of Islamic teachings.
Chairing the 12th meeting of Board of Trustees (BOT) of
International Islamic University (IIUI) at Faisal Mosque Campus
here, the President said that IIUI was playing an important role in
this regard and appreciated the institution for imparting quality
religious and contemporary education.
He underscored that no nation could achieve progress in the
world without excelling in the realm of education particularly
science and technology.
He called for promoting culture of research at educational
institutions for strengthening the innovative and intellectual
capabilities of the students to enable them to win laurels for the
President Mamnoon stressed the need for coordination between
IIUI and universities in Gulf countries and Central Asia which, he
said, would be mutually beneficial for all.
He also expressed the desire that IIUI should establish its
campuses in other Muslim countries.
He highlighted the significance of BOT in managing the affairs
of the university and called for holding it on regular basis.
The meeting also reviewed the implementation of decisions
taken in the last BOT meeting.
The President hoped that the decisions taken in the 12th BOT
meeting would further complement the development of the university.
Earlier, Rector IIUI Professor Dr. Masoom Yasinzai presented
report of the activities of the university.
He also presented 10 years strategic plan (2016-25) of the
IIUI and apprised that a center for teaching Arabic language would
also be inaugurated on Tuesday by pro-chancellor of the university.
The President appreciated the interest shown by the members of
the BOT in the affairs of the university and hoped that they would
work with the same spirit in future too.
He thanked the members especially those who arrived to attend
this meeting from abroad.
Pro-Chancellor IIU Dr Sulaiman Ibn Abdullah Aba Al-Khail,
President IIU Dr Ahmed Yousif Al- Draiweesh, Rector IIU Dr Masoom
Yasinzai, Federal Secretary Education Haseeb Athar, Chairman HEC Dr
Mukhtar Ahmed, Former President Islamic Development Bank Dr Ahmed
Muhammad Ali and Chairperson National Commission for Human
Development Razina Alam and others also attended the meeting.