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Published on: October 16th, 2018

A training and awareness session on Microsoft Office (MoS) training and certification was held here at female campus of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI.

Senator Rukhsana Zuberi was the resource person in the event who apprised about assessments of skills and knowledge to  students about understanding of Microsoft Office.

She also talked about value of certification, registration for the MoS  exam and fee exemption for the registration.

On the occasion, Vice President Female Campus Dr. Farkhanda Zia, Dean FBAS Dr Arashad Zia, Director Exams Inam ul Haq, Students Advisor Dr. Nyla Jabeen, heads of computer departments of both campuses, HoDs, faculty members and students.

Dr. Arshad Zia lauded the initiative of HEC and appreciated the dedication of Senator Zuberi. He also apprised the audience about vision and achievements of the university.

Earlier, Inam ul Haq, Director Exams welcomed the guests and briefed about the objectives of the program.


Published on: October 11th, 2018

Department of Sociology of the International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) Organized one Day Seminar on the “Right to Information”.

The seminar was arranged by the department in collaboration with Sustainable Social Development Organization (SSDO) at Lincoln Corner of Central Library.

The Seminar was attended by Faculty members, female and male students from the Department of Sociology.

On the occasion, Syed Kausar Abbas from SSD delivered a detail lecture on the Right to Information. Earlier, Dr. Farhan Naved Yousaf welcomed Mr. Syed Kausar Sbbas (guest speaker) from SSDO.

The seminar was carried out by an interactive session. Dr. Hazir Ullah (Chairman Department of Sociology & Deputy Dean Faculty of Social Sciences) appreciated SSDO team for working jointly with the Department of Sociology. He also extended vote of thanks to Syed Kausar abbas ,students and faculty members for actively participating in the seminar.


Published on: October 11th, 2018

 The President of Pakistan Library Association, Islamabad, Azim Khan Marwat has expressed complete solidarity with International Islamic University Islamabad and its administration. In a letter of solidarity written by the President, PLA, to Rector and President, IIUI, the Pakistan Library Association has showed its serious concerns over erroneous media reporting about IIUI Library. Affirming solidarity with IIUI, President, PLA described in his letter that media misreporting has the potentiality to make public at large believe and accept an untrue fact, but they must cross check the source and information to maintain attribute of accurate information.

Prof. Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al Draiweesh, President (IIUI) in a message, appreciated timely response by the Pakistan Library Association’s Executive body, for its fair expectations on probing the matter in authorities meetings and condemning the mala fide news dissemination in print and electronic media. He added that media has a great responsibility of revealing facts to the public and any fake news without authentications yields doubts on credibility of media.


Published on: October 11th, 2018

The second round of 18th all Pakistan inter-universities competition for the award of “Allama Iqbal Shield” was held here at International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) at its Faisal Masjid campus.

Second round of regional competition for the Allama Iqbal Shield was attended by more than 40 contestants from 19 universities in which students of National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) and National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Comsats, MUST  and IIUI clinched top position in English and Urdu Categories of the contest.

According to the results, In the English category of the competition, Ms. Muqaddsa Gul of NUML clinched first position and Mr. Ahsan Kamal of same university got 3rd position,  while second positions was won by comsats’ Aiman Butt. In the Urdu category, MUST’s Ms. Farrukh Awais stood first while second one was also clinched by Mr. Abdul Rehman of IIUI. Third Position of the Urdu category was taken by Mr. Attiq ur Rehman from NUST.

The event’s judges were Dr. Abid Sial from NUML, Director Publications NUST Muhammad Ilyas Chishti, Dr. Fozia Janjua Department of English IIUI and Dr. Umaima Kamran Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad and Dr. Zafar Hussain Zafar, AIOU, University, Islamabad.

Third and final round of the competition would be held at Higher Education Commission (HEC) in coming months where 30 students across the country from Urdu and English categories would compete.


Published on: October 10th, 2018

Arabic Language Scientific Lab was inaugurated here at Faculty of Arabic ( Female Campus ) by President, International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) Dr. Ahmad Yousif Al-Draiweesh.

The Arabic Language Scientific Lab has been equipped and furnished under the Higher Education Commission (HEC)’s project namely “Provision of grants to repair & maintenance /up gradation of scientific equipment “granted to Dr. Ghazala Shaheen, Faculty of Arabic.

Inaugural ceremony was addressed by President IIUI, Dr. Ahmad Yousif Al-Draiweesh who congratulated the faculty.

He said that communication becomes effective with the proper usage of language. He urged that students must make best use of lab to improve communication skills. He also visited Arabic Resource Centre at Female Campus of Arabic Faculty, and hailed the faculty over its achievements.

Dean, Faculty of Arabic, Dr. Muhammad Bashir extended the closing remarks & vote of thanks to all those who contributed to make this project a success.

Dr.Aliya Akram, Chairperson of the Arabic Faculty ( Female Campus ) also shared her views on this project, and  apprised about the objectives and vision of the Faculty in her speech. She also briefed about the achievements of the Arabic Faculty.


Published on: October 9th, 2018

President, International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI), Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh presided a closing ceremony of a workshop titled “Reconstructing the Pakistani Islamic Society in the Light of the Paigham e Pakistan” at Islamic Research Center at the University of Gujrat (UoG).

The workshop was joint venture in cooperation with Department of Islamic Studies, University of Gujrat.

The ceremony was also attended Prof. Dr. Ziaa Al-Qayyum, Prof. Dr. Mohammad Zia Al-Haq, Director General of the Islamic Research Academy and a number of professors at the University of Gujrat.

At the beginning of the ceremony, Dr. Mohammed Zia Al Haq presented a brief summary of the workshop’s activities and objectives. He said that Pakistan’s mission is an important document agreed upon by scholars of various religious groups. It was announced at the presidential palace in the presence of former president, which dealt with the problem of extremism and religious extremism.

The workshop was organized by a group of scholars, imams and faculty members, and thanked His Excellency the President of the University for his And thanked Dr. Zia Al-Qayyoum for hosting the workshop.

Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh thanked Dr. Ziaa Al-Qayyum, and Prof. Dr. Mohammad Zia Al-Haq, for holding this workshop. He added that Pakistan is proud of Muslim world and thousands sacrifices for its creation will never be forgotten.

He urged for spreading peace and love in the society so that sectarianism and terrorism and other negative attitudes be discouraged. He said Islam is religion of peace and scholars have a vital role in construction of the society. He also highlighted Paigham e Pakistan, its creation, dissemination and its appreciation in the country and across the world.

On the sidelines of this visit, draft of a memorandum of understanding was also discussed between International Islamic University in Islamabad and the University of Gujrat which aims at building bridges of cooperation between the two sides in their fields of interest and enhancing scientific cooperation and exchange of knowledge. Both sides agreed for joint academic and research programs and projects.


Published on: October 6th, 2018

International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) marked the World Teachers’ Day and conducted a walk at its new campus on Friday.

IIUI President, Prof Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh led the walk which was organized by education department in the supervision dean Faculty of Social Sciences Dr. Samina Malik.

A large number participation of Chairpersons, HoDs, faculty members and students was observed to mark the day. The participants of the walk were carrying banners and placards which highlighting the status of teacher as a nation-builder.

“The day highlights the fact that teachers must be empowered as a critical step towards quality education and sustainable societies” said Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh.

IIUI President, in his address congratulated the students and faculty members for holding successful event to celebrate the day. He urged that teachers’ services should be highly acknowledged by all the corners of the society and students must cooperate with teachers to build a strong and prosperous nation.He was of the view that teachers play vital role in imparting quality education and they are the source of guarantee to a bright future.




Published on: October 4th, 2018


Speaking at the welcome party arranged for the new students at the new campus of the University Prof. Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, President International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) said that youth was ray of hope for Muslim World, he welcomed the students and congratulated them on achieving this milestone in their academic career. Dr. Draiweesh, ensured the new students about provision of all available resources as well as provision of best learning atmosphere at the campus. He added that Pakistan has great significance to the world because of its geographical, regional, cultural and religious strengths; it is the responsibility of students to head the country towards the path of success, said President IIUI.  This university is an exemplary seat of learning which has credit to produce great names of World and it is focusing with full enthusiasm to nurture the bright young minds of Muslim Ummah in the light of Islamic teachings while, producing balanced and harmonious personalities who acquire quality education at IIUI. Appreciating newly enrolled students President said that, education & Research should be top priority of the students as they are precious asset of nation. The welcome party was organized by Dr. Muhammad Tariq, Students’ Advisor (Male) in Students Activities Center while, Deans, faculty members and a large number of students also attended the program.


Published on: October 3rd, 2018

A discussion for promotion of interfaith harmony and co-existence in the light of Paigham e Pakistan between International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) high ups and delegation comprising of British Members of Parliament and National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) was held here on Wednesday at new campus of the university.

The participants agreed that Paigham e Pakistan narrative was a true omen of tolerance, , justice, equality and protection of rights. They opined that peaceful co-existence was imperative to be promoted and Islam’s true message of peace be promoted across the world.

The discussion session was attended by Lord David Alton, Member House of Lords, UK, Jim Shnanon, Member House of Commons, UK, Marie Rimmer, Member House of Commons, UK, Professor Javaid Rehman, Brunel University, London and UN special Rapporteur, Councilor Morris Johns, APPG for Pakistan Minorities, Amro Hussain, APPG for religious Freedom of Belief, Justice Retd Ali Nawaz Chohan, Chairman NCHR, Fazila Alliani, Member Baluchistan NCHR, Dr. Masoom Yasinzai , Rector IIUI, Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, President IIUI, Vice Presidents of the university, Director Generals, Deans and senior faculty members.

Lord David said that world must combat the giant of ignorance and attitudes such as prejudice be discouraged across the globe.  He hailed university for the initiative of Paigham e Pakistan and appreciated suggestions made through this narrative such as inclusion of the subjects of interfaith harmony and tolerance in curriculum.

Jim shanon told about the representation of Muslims and Pakistanis in the British Parliament and administration. He also highlighted the aspects relevant to the topic such as opportunities to further promote inter-faith harmony, mutual respect and tolerance.

Marie Rimmer said that social media can be utilized as constructive tool in the societies and this can further be used for dissemination of mutual cooperation in peace and tranquility.

Justice (R) Ali Nawaz Chohan maintained that Islam was misunderstood and Muslims would have to devise a well prepared strategy to let the world know about its actual message. He reminisced his students life at IIUI and said he was happy that his alma mater was playing key role in promotion of peace and Islam’s true message of peaceful co-existence.

“Islam is all about hugging not pushing, Islamophobia was due to stereotypes and misrepresentation of facts against Islam” said IIUI Rector. He added that Islam is staunch supporter of human rights, equal opportunities to all including Muslims and non-Muslims. He said that Islam asks for dialogues, tolerance, mutual respect and this must be disseminated to all the nations. Informing about the university, he apprised the delegation that IIUI has a vision to give special opportunities to female students and a separate campus for them was built and all the students were imbedded with the Islamic charterer so that they let the world know that minds nurtured as per Islamic values can bring balanced and harmonious personalities.

Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh said that Islam has nothing to do with rigidity, violence, extremism and hatred as it was religion of love for humanity. He added that universities of Muslim world and west could play a vital role in promotion of peace through mutual cooperation. He reiterated his resolve that IIUI would keep disseminating Islam’s message of peace and its true image of dialogue and peaceful co-existence.

Dr. Farkhanda Zia, Vice President Female Campus and member of the Council of Islamic Ideology also spoke on the occasion and apprised about the varsity’s initiative of ‘Dukhtaran-e-Pakistan’. She told that the initiative was focused on the role of women in bringing up children and nurture minds in a way that they may form an inclusive society to fight extremism collectively.

Earlier, the delegation also watched introductory documentary and were briefed by the Rector IIUI about its various faculties.



Published on: October 2nd, 2018

Protocol and Public Relations (P&PR) Directorate of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) has signed an MoU of cooperation with Pakistan Bil Arabia.

The MoU will focus on sharing experiences and cooperation in the field of media and communication and academic spheres.

According to MoU both sides will work together to organize seminars and conferences on Arabic literature, Pakistani society and culture. It was also agreed that IIUI through Pakistan Al-Arabia will coordinate with Muslim world and will work for creating a network for dissemination of Islam’s message of peace across the world.

The ceremony of signatures was held at the office of IIUI President Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, While Nasir Farid, Incharge P&PR and Mr. Rasikh from Pakistan Bil Arabia.