Bukhari reviews arrangements for Al-Qadir University’s foundation laying ceremony

APP83-04 JEHLUM: May 04 - Zulfikar Bukhari Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis & HRD talking to media on the site of Al Qadir University Suhawa. APP

ISLAMABAD, May 4 (APP):Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis & Human Resource Development Sayed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari on Saturday visited Pir Sohawa to review arrangements for the foundation laying ceremony of Al-Qadir University for Sufism.
Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to lay the foundation stone of the university on Sunday.
Speaking at the site of university, the PM’s special assistant said the Al-Qadir University would give both Islamic and scientific education to the students and help them become morally, intellectually and spiritually accomplished persons.
He said the concept of setting up the Al-Qadir University was to realize the prime minister’s dream of providing equal opportunities of education to the youth.
Prime Minister Imran Khan had a vision to transform Pakistan into a welfare state on the pattern of State of Madina and establishing such institutions to impart Islamic teachings to the youth showed his commitment in that regard.
Bukhari said besides contemporary studies of religions with emphasis on Sufism in order to revive the Islamic research culture among the youth, the university would also have focus on science and technology.
He said no university existed between Gujrat and Rawalpindi and therefore, Sohawa had been selected to establish Al-Qadir University to cater to the educational needs of area youth.
Bukhari said the total area of the university would have 500 kanals, while a board of governors comprising persons of good repute would be constituted to run its affairs. The institution would be a gift for the people of the area from the prime minister, he added.
The special assistant said the university would be a state of the art centre of higher education which would produce future leaders. The teachings of Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) would be focused in the educational courses, besides the contemporary subjects of science and technology, he added.
He said establishing such a university during its initial eight months was a great success for by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government. More institutions of higher education would be set up in other areas of the country also, he added.
He said Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain would also attend the inaugural ceremony.