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Published on: January 15th, 2019

President, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh chaired a meeting of the examination committee for the university’s 11th convocation and reviewed the progress of the examination committee of the mega event.

The university is almost all set to mark the mega event in the month of March, 2019, while a registration process has been announced and online registration for 11th Convocation has been initiated on university website.

On the occasion, Dr. Al-Draiweesh appreciated efforts for finalizing all arrangements and lauded the commitment of all the concerned officials.

The IIUI President was briefed in the meeting that dissemination of advertising of convocation registration has been announced through print media as well. The meeting was attended by Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tahir Khalily, Vice President (AF&P), IIUI, Mr. Inam Ul Haq, Director (Examinations), IIUI and other Officers of Examination Department of the University.


Published on: January 15th, 2019

A meeting of the steering committee of conferences and seminars was chaired by the International Islamic University Islamabad President Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh here at new campus.

IIUI President was briefed by the steering committee relevant officials on the upcoming conferences which included a conference by faculty of Shariah and law on “Legal Education in Pakistan: Opportunities and Challenges”. He was also briefed by the organizers on an international conference on “Sunnah and contemporary Islamic societies” which will be organized by Faculty of Ussuludin.

Dawah Academy officials apprised about the theme and preparation plan of conference on “Dawah Ila Allah in the contemporary world: principles, methodologies, difficulties, and its solutions”.  Faculty of Engineering Technology officials briefed on “ PDSRET 2019” conference holding in collaboration with Turkey.

The IIUI President stressed for expedite and exquisite efforts to meet the deadlines and showed satisfaction over the themes of conferences. He was of the view that these important conferences are mirror of IIUI vision, caliber and exposure. He said that all main events must be top priority of the steering and sub committees. The meeting was attended by Vice Presidents, Dean, DGs, EDs, relevant officials of the conference organizing faculties.


Published on: January 11th, 2019

International Islamic University Islamabad appoints Prof Dr Ayaz Afsar as new Dean of Languages and Literature (FLL). Prof Afsar has served as the Chairman Department of English during 2015-2018 as well. He also is the founder and Editor of Journal of Contemporary Poetics of the Department of English.

Prof Afsar did his M.Phil. in Applied Linguistics (2000) and PhD in English Literature (2004) from the University of Manchester in the UK. He did post-doc from the University of Manchester (2012) and another post-doc from the University of Birmingham in the UK (2014). He has also taught in those university during his stay in the UK.He did his BA (Hons) and MA English from the University of Karachi.

He is internationally recognized for interdisciplinary research in Biblical and Quranic literary narrative discourse. He has written widely in interdisciplinary areas combining classics, theory, cultural identity, language, linguistics, stylistics and narrative studies. He has got a long series of journal articles to his credit published in peer-reviewed journals internationally. He has also presented his readings in Manchester (UK), Birmingham (UK), Hong Kong (China), North Carolina (USA) and numerous other international fora. His two books will appear in 2019. He has had several overseas fellowships and editorial positions.

Prof Afsar said he is working on his goals for the faculty for the 2019-2020 academic year and is excited to continue supporting students and working with the faculty and staff at IIUI.

“Languages and Literature are significant studies because these studies can lead to a nuanced understanding of complex world. The ability to read carefully, think critically and communicate clearly are the skills students need to master to be successful in the global workplace. Prof Afsar said, “My goal is to continue to support the excellent work being done by the faculty and the staff as they energize students in the study of languages and literature”.

“I look forward to advancing our reputation and connections across the faculty, university, city and beyond. I am passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion and will encourage the faculty to build on its progress to be an exemplar of the best practice in this area.”

He further said, “I want to really get known for the quality of our work and for the wide-ranging connections and partnerships from which we can build further.”

“I am an interdisciplinary scholar by instinct and I am excited to be able to support all the departments within the faculty of Languages and Literature.”


Published on: January 11th, 2019


A surprise visit by Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tahir Khalily, Vice President (Academics), International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) along with Mr. Inam Ul Haq, Director (Examinations), IIUI was conducted a surprise visit of Examination Centers of Faculty of Engineering & Technology (FET) and International Institute of Islamic Economics (IIIE), IIUI where they inspected the process of final examination.

On this occasion Vice President (Academics), IIUI showed satisfaction over strict discipline at examination centers. Dr. Khalily, appreciated the efforts of the faculties provided to students during examination and also made few recommendations for further improvements as well.


Published on: January 11th, 2019

International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) President Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh visited the male campus and reviewed the process of examination.

IIUI President was accompanied by Dean of Arabic, Dr. Hafiz Bashir, Dean of Shariah and Law, Dr. Tahir Hakeem and other senior officials. IIUI President visited faculties of languages and literature, Shariah Law, Arabic and other departments of the faculties. He urged that strict discipline be maintained during examinations, while he also stressed upon deans to keep supervising the process vigilantly. IIUI President was briefed by relevant officials about exam coordination, invigilation and timings.


Published on: January 11th, 2019

Prof. Dr. Tahir Muhammad Khalily, Vice President (Academics), International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) along with Mr. Inam Ul Haq, Director (Examinations), IIUI  conducted ‘surprise visits to Examination Center of Faculty of Basic & Applied Sciences where they reviewed and inspected the process of final examination.

On this occasion VP (Academics) showed satisfaction over strict discipline at examination centers. IIUI VP also made few recommendations for further improvements as well. Dr. Tahir Khalily urged that students must be provided every possible facility for quality education. He hailed the faculty to maintain best decorum in the examination halls.


Published on: January 11th, 2019

The Department of Children Literature, Dawah Academy of International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) organized “Seerat Competitions-2019” at Auditoriums of Faisal Masjid Campus of the university in which more than 150 students of 1st and 2nd Year classes from around 24 schools of twin cities participated in various categories of the competition. The competitions were divided in five categories, the categories included; Husne Qirrat, Naat Khwani, Seerat Quiz, and Calligraphic art.

Prof. Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, President International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) was the chief guest of the concluding ceremony of the Seerat Competitions-2019, which was held at Allama Iqbal Auditorium of Faisal Masjid Campus of the University. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Draiweesh congratulated the organizers and coordination team for organizing the Seerat Competitions of the year successfully and said that Youth is our future and providing them training in the light of Quran and Sunnah is our prime responsibility so that that they can become a useful member of the society who can further deliver for the upcoming generations.

Dr. Draiweesh added that Muslims should always take guidance from Quran and Sunnah while, they should also adopt the behavior of tolerance and moderation as Islam is a religion of peace, harmony and co-existence.  International Islamic University’s Dawah Academy is providing best services by holding such activities which nurture the youth in best Islamic manners. Dr. Draiweesh urged that Quran is solution to all problems and youth should seek guidance from the Holy book while, such competitions be held with more frequency so that youth can get more involved by learning from teachings of Quran and Sunnah.

Winners of the competitions were awarded prizes, books and certificates of participation during the concluding ceremony while, Dr. Sohail Hassan, Director General, Dawah Academy, IIUI  presented a souvenir to the Prof. Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, President, IIUI on this occasion. The ceremony was also attended by Dr. Tahir Mahmood, President, Department of Research, Dawah Academy, Dr. Zaheer Ud Din Behram, Hafiz Abdul Manan Zahidi, In-Charge, Dawah Media, Dawah Academy, IIUI, Nasir Farid, In-Charge, Protocol & Public Relations, IIUI, parents and teachers of students from schools of twin cities.



Published on: January 10th, 2019

Newly elected members of University Staff Welfare Association (USWA) of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) took oath in a ceremony held at Quaid-i-Azam Auditorium, Faisal Masjid Campus of the University. Raja Khurram Nawaz, MNA Islamabad administered the oath on this occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, chief guest, Raja Khurram Nawaz hoped that the elected members of the association will struggle their best for the rights of all university community as ensuring the rights is undoubtedly one of the first duties. He added that IIUI is contributing valuable input national and internationally for education and research while, Islamic identity of the university highlights its unique character as it associated with Islamic identity of Pakistan. He assured full support to the development of the university by the support of government and said that IIUI would be the top standard university with our joint efforts. MNA also congratulated newly elected members of USWA and wished them for their future success.

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Munir, Vice President (AF&P), IIUI said that performing of duties and responsibilities are an important aspect of every employee. Vice President assured to provide all possible support for the welfare and improvement in this regard. Dr. Muhammad Munir also congratulated the newly elected body members of University Staff Welfare Association and hoped that the elected members will deliver their associated role up-to their best for the welfare and prosperity of the institution. He reiterated that the university will remain committed to solve all the problems of the employees on priority bases and all available resources would be utilized in this regard.

The oath taking ceremony was also graced by Prof. Dr. Farkhanda Zia, Vice President, Female Campus, Deans of the faculties, President, Academic Staff Association (ASA), Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Bashir, newly elected President, Officers Welfare Association (OWA), Syed Asif Kamal along with the elected OWA Executive body members, former President (ASA), Dr. Zafar Iqbal and a larger number of faculty members employees and officers of IIUI.

Newly elected USWA President, Samar Iqbal and General Secretary, Maqsood Khattak also spoke on this occasion and said that the association is committed to work for the welfare of employees of grade 1-16 and for the development and progress of the university, undoubtedly each tier of any organization is the backbone and all of us are committed to provide possible support for the welfare and development of university community. They also thanked to the community for providing support in recent election of the welfare association. The elected body of USWA included Mr. Samar Iqba, President, Mr. Muhammad Maqsood Khattak, General Secretary, Rana Riaz, Senior Vice President, Haji Iqbal, Vice President-I, Sard Ali Khan, Vice President-II, Raja Amjad Mahmood, Additional General Secretary, Muhammad Jahangir, Finance Secretary, Mariya Rehman, Press and Information Secretary, Naseer Abbas, Joint Secretary, Tanvir Anwar, Office Secretary, Ghulam Ahmed, Social Welfare Secretary, Zahid Khan, Sports Secretary, while, Tajamal Chattah ,Chief Executive, Syed Iqbal Shah, Senior Head and Zahid Malik, Chairman nominated for the honorary positions.


Published on: January 10th, 2019

38th Faculty Board Meeting of Faculty of Management Sciences (FMS) of International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) held here at New Campus of the university, which was chaired by Professor Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, President, IIUI.

The board discussed research proposals of the MS and PhD scholars who have already defended their synopses before their respective Boards of Research. IIUI President stressed in the meeting that research must be relevant to the needs of the society and students and scholars must be urged to explore new and advanced avenues in the field of research. Board members also issued relevant recommendations and suggestions for further improvements.

The meeting was also attended by Professor Dr. Muhammad Bashir Khan, Syed Zulfiqar Ali Shah, Deputy Dean Faculty of Management Sciences, FMS, IIUI and members of the board.


Published on: January 9th, 2019

Professor Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al Draiweesh, President, International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) called on Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training, Shafqat Mahmood at his Office on Tuesday. During meeting Federal Minister expressed his gratitude to the Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s government for its continuous support for the country steadfastly, while both nations have strong brotherly relations and always love to enhance bilateral relations in all spheres of life. He urged that universities must prepare our youth in such a way that they could meet the challenges of modern era and play their constructive role in progress and prosperity of the country.  Education Minister lauded role of Dr. Draiweesh for his continuous efforts for the development of the International Islamic University Islamabad.

During meeting with the Minister, Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al Draiweesh said that through the platform of International Islamic University, our efforts to spread true teachings of Islam and its values will remain continue and development in all sectors is motto of both nations. Dr. Draiweesh hoped that under leadership of the Education Minister, we will achieve the desired goals in spreading quality education throughout the country. He added that development is directly linked with quality education while, educational institutions must make all possible efforts to impart quality education to meet the international standards.

During meeting with the Education Minister, Director, Distance Education, IIUI  and Legal Advisor to the President, IIUI were also present on this occasion. At the end of meeting, Dr. Draiweesh  presented a university crest to the Education Minister.