Islamabad: No stone will be left un-turned to achieve the aims and objectives of the foundation of International Islamic University, Islamabad and we will try our best to bring this university at par with the prestigious and remarkable universities of the world. It was said by Prof. Dr. Ahmad Yousif A. Al-Draiweesh, the newly appointed president of the university in a reception in his honour, after his arrival in the university.
Earlier on his arrival to the university he was warmly welcomed by the Academic and Administrative Officers of the university and flower bouquet was also presented on the occasion.
Dr. Ahmad Yousif A. Al-Draiweesh has also served as a Vice-Rector of Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University, Saudi Arabia and President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari on the recommendation of Search Committee and in consultation with Rector IIUI, appointed him as a President of International Islamic University, Islamabad.
Dr. Al- Draiweesh thanked the President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari for his appointment as President, IIUI and said that He will try his best to come over the expectation of the President of Pakistan. He also thanked the Khadim ul Harmain Sharifain who choose him for the service of Pakistani peoples. He said that Islamic University is the nucleus of the hopes and expectations of Islamic world. In order to fulfill these expectations such a generation will be produced in the Islamic University which will be free from the passions of extremism and terrorism and will be provided a better and balanced leadership to Islamic world.
He further said that he will try his best to bring this university at par to the prestigious and remarkable university of the modern world. But he added that this goal can not be achieved without sincerity and mutual cooperation. In order to start this journey towards this destination he directed the heads of all the departments to come with short term and long term plans. Dr. Al-Draiweesh said that cooperation will enhance with the remarkable universities of Islamic world, mutual visits of the teachers and students will be arrange and mutual experiences in the fields of teaching and research will be shared. Referring towards the importance of training programmes he said that in order to uplift the capabilities of teaching and administrative staff, in door training programmes will be arranged and in order to acknowledge the outstanding performance of the participants they will be awarded with prizes. He said that to increase the financial sources of the IIUI the Philanthropists will be invited to cooperate with IIUI and finance its programmes and projects.
Dr. Al-Draiweesh further added that in order to introduce new disciplines chairs will be created in IIUI and for the promotion of research no stone will be left unturned. In order to attract the foreigner students Dr. Al-Draiweesh announced that a special fund will be generated for this purpose and the educational expenditures of the foreigner students will be met out of this fund. He said that although Islamic university is based on Islamic disciplines but beside these disciplines other sciences and disciplines will also be introduced in the university because these sciences are also the part and paved of our religion.
He said that in order to get benefit from the knowledge and experiences of the scholars of international repute they will also be invited in conferences and seminars. The President said that after assuming of the charge the university he wished to see visible changes in the routine of the university. He directed the academic and administrative staff to work hard with devotion and Islamic spirit. He said that Pakistan is my own home and I feel no alienation and beside IIUI, I will try my best to serve Pakistani people.
Earlier Prof. Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, Rector IIUI warmly welcomed his appointment as a president and considered it a good omen for the university and hoped that a new era will be started in Islamic University on his arrival as a president.
He lauded the role of Saudi Government and highlighted which was played in the past and hoped that they will support Islamic university effectively in the future and will bring visible changes in the university. He also hoped that under the dynamic leadership of Dr. Al-Draiweesh the IIUI will became such a lighthouse which will enlightened the whole Islamic world.
Dr. Sahibzada Sajid ur Rehman, Vice President IIUI, Director General, Deans, Directors, Faculty members and a large number of administrative officers were also present on the occasion.