June – 10

Professional Competency Enhancement Program for Teachers at IIUI
The Department of Education, International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) arranged opening ceremony of a workshop on “Professional Competency Enhancement Program for Teachers (PCEPT)” in collaboration with National Academy of Higher Education (NAHE) project under Higher Education Commission (HEC).

The 24- day workshop that will be conducted by the renowned resource persons across Pakistan, to cover seven modules: Teaching as a Profession, Academic Planning and Management, Curriculum Development, Assessment & Evaluation, Learners’ Psychology, Andragogical Skills, Communication Skills and Research Methods and Skills. It aims to enhance pedagogical and research skills of the Higher Education Faculty through conducting professional development programs. Thirty five higher education faculty members from different universities of Rawalpindi/Islamabad are participating in the workshop.

The Chief Guest of the opening ceremony, Prof. Fateh Muhammad Malik, Rector, IIUI stressed on the continuation of such activities for teaching techniques and skill development of the higher education faculty of universities across Pakistan. Guest of honor Ms. Parveen Qadir Agha, Director Female Campus, IIUI emphasized the importance of all aspects of education particularly value education. Dr. Samina Malik Program Coordinator (PCEPT) enlightened the objectives of program and said that a great responsibility has been given to them as a course coordinator of (PCEPT) Program to conduct this activity in International Islamic University, Islamabad. Ms. Noor Amna Malik Director General Learning Innovation Division, HEC said that Learning Innovation Division and National Academy of Higher Education are working very hard to build the skills of higher education teachers for the betterment of the education level in the universities of Pakistan and also highlighted the importance of such exercises for the enhancement of teaching competencies of University teachers.

In the end, the head Department of Education Prof. Dr. A. R. Saghar appreciated the efforts of HEC for training university teachers.

Prof. Fateh Muhammad Malik, Rector, International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI), Mrs. Noor Amna Malik, Dir General Higher Education Commission (HEC), Mrs. Parveen Qadir Agha, Vice President IIUI, Prof. Allah Rakha IIUI & Asst. Prof Samina Malik addressing at the opening of "Professional Competency Enhancement Program for Teachers (PCEPT)" at Islamic University


Ambassador of Palestine Visits IIUI
Mr. Hazeem Hussain Abu Shanab, Ambassador of the State of Palestine, visited the International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) on Tuesday. He was received by Dr. Anwar Hussain Siddiqui, President IIUI and Dr. Zafar Ishaq Ansari its Vice President.

Dr. Anwar Hussain Siddiqui briefed the guest that the IIUI is spreading largely needed education to the youth keeping in view trends and requirements of the modern day. He briefed the honourable guest on objectives, history and achievements of the university in last 25 years of its functioning. Dr. Siddiqui added that the university is not only imparting traditional education but it also instructs students in contemporary fields of knowledge.

The Palestinian Ambassador showed keen interest in IIUI Educational Programs and hoped for further strengthening cooperation between the IIUI and the Palestinian academic institutions. The Ambassador congratulated Dr. Anwar Hussain Siddiqui on the successful completion of 25 years of the university, which is celebrating its Silver Jubilee this year.

Mr. Hazeem Hussain Abu Shanab, Ambassador of the State of Palestine, exchanging views with Dr. Anwar Hussain Siddiqui, President, International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI)


Dr. Anwar Hussain Siddiqui Spells out IIUI Achievements

Dr. Anwar Hussain Siddiqui, President International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) said that the university has shown unprecedented growth both academically and physical infrastructure during last few years. He stated this in a special message to the IIUI Newsletter which appeared here today.

The Message:

By the grace of Allah we have come to the close of another Academic Year and shall soon be saying good bye to about 1,700 students who will be receiving their degrees in the 8th Convocation of the International Islamic University, Islamabad. This year the University saw an unprecedented growth both academically and by way of physical infrastructure. Amongst our academic activities are the inception of new departments, those of Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Statistics and a programme of Islamiat in Urdu (Evening Classes) while the Department of Urdu has initiated a literary Journal (Mey’ar) which has received all round appreciation.

The New Campus of H-10 Sector is giving a new look with the construction of many buildings provided in its Master Plan. The Administration Block of the University has been completed to the extent that the entire University Administration including the Rector and the President has their permanent offices here. Two Academic Blocks have been added namely those for the Faculty of Engineering and Technology and for the Faculty of Basic and Applied Sciences. The Faculty of Basic and Applied Sciences has started shifting in it from the Spring Semester. An entire new Academic Block has also been added to the Women Campus to accommodate at least 1,000 students from Faculties of Science and Technology. The Faculty Guest House is also nearing completion. A highlight and a long awaited decision is the initiation of the construction of the Central Mosque of the University to be called the “Jamia’ Masjid” which is to be financed initially from our own contributions.

This year the University celebrates its Silver Jubilee (1985-2010) with many events being planned by each Faculty in addition to Mega events. The number of enrolled students has increased; four buses have been added to our existing fleet of 57; about 26,680 trees have been planted at the New Campus and efforts to make the Campus as green as possible are visible. We were able to do all this despite the unfortunate set back of the twin blasts in our sacred University which resulted in the loss of precious human lives of our dear students as well as of physical damage to some of the buildings. Here I would like to appreciate the untiring efforts of my team consisting of the Vice Presidents, Deans, faculty members and the officers and staff of the International Islamic University who have supported me in the above achievements. We are no longer a team, but a University ‘family’.


IIUI TV Studio Inaugurated

Inauguration Ceremony of the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) TV Station and Media Lab at Center For Media Studies (CMC), IIUI was held Friday. Prof. Fateh Muhammad Malik Rector IIU was the chief guest while Mrs. Parveen Qadir Agha Vice President IIU was the guest of honor at the occasion. A large number of teachers, staff and students were present on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion Prof. Malik said that “The provision of latest technology and equipments to the students is the first priority of the university, because the IIUI has realized the importance of latest media tools” He added that the media make or distort any nation. He hoped that the media center of the IIUI shall play its positive role to train youth to shoulder their responsibilities towards their nation.

Prof Fateh Muhammad Malik, Rector, International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI), inaugurating the newly built TV studio at the university.


IIUI Summer Newsletter 2010 Released
The latest edition of the Newsletter of the International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) was released on Wednesday. The Newsletter consists of 40 pages. In this Newsletter, the details regarding visits of the university by Federal Ministers Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Hamid Saeed Kazmi, Sardar Assef Ahmed Ali, Senator Dr. Muhammad Azam Khan Swati, and leading personalities Ch. Shujat Hussain, Mushahid Hussain Sayyed, Chairperson of the National Commission for Human Development Ms. Nafeesa Shah, Executive Director Higher Education Commission (HEC) Sohail Hussain Naqvi, Secretary of Ministry of Women Development (MWD) Ms. Batool Iqbal and advisor of MWD Mrs. Yasmeen Rehman, Envoys of Saudi Arabia, People Republic of China and Palestine in Pakistan Abdul Aziz Al-Ghadeer, Leo Zhauohvi and Hazeem Hussain Abu Shanab respectively and Rector of Religion University, Iran Syed Abu Al-Hassan Nawab have been given. The message of the President IIUI Dr. Anwar Hussain Siddiqui is also part of this Newsletter in which he spread light over the future planning of the university.

The memorial references regarding leading personalities like Former Head of Al-Azhar University of Egypt Dr. Sheikh Muhammad Sayyad Al-Tantavi, Director of Seerat Center of IIUI Professor Abdul Jabbar Shakir and Zawar Hussain Zaidi, staff members of the university and their relatives who died recently are one of the important parts of this Newsletter.

Readers can also find Admission Notice regarding current admission session, details of Cultural Week, Conferences etc. News Items regarding activities of Dawah Academy, Shariah Academy, Iqbal International Institute of Research and Dialogue and Iqra Center are also given in this Newsletter.

Dr. Anwar Hussain Siddiqui President IIUI is Patron-in-Chief, Mrs. Parveen Qadir Agha Vice President IIUI is Patron, Gulzar Ahmad Khwaja Director APC is Advisor, and Syed Muzammil Hussain Deputy Director P&PR is its editor.


IIUI Holds Seminar on “War of Words”
Faculty of Language & Literature (FLL) and Islamic Research Institute (IRI) of the International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) has arranged a Seminar on “War of Words: American Media and Popular Narratives since 9/11” by Dr. Muhammad Safeer Awan and “9/11 and Urdu Literature: Images and Illusions” by Dr. Najeeba Arif, to be held on Thursday, 24th June, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. at the Islamic Research Institute Auditorium, International Islamic University, Faisal Masjid Campus, Islamabad.


New IIUI Librarian

Ch. Muhammad Rafiq, Principal Librarian has taken over the charge of Central Library, International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI). Ch. Muhammad Rafiq has a very sound knowledge and experience of 30 years in the field of Library & Information Science. Earlier the Chief Librarian of IIU Ch. Yaqoob Ali was retired after attaining an age of 60. 




51st Shairah Course concluded at IIUI

Mr. Justice Shakir Ullah Jan, Judge, Supreme Court of Pakistan, Prof. Fateh Muhammad Malik, Rector, International Islamic University, Islamabad & Prof. Dr. Muhammad Yusuf Faruqi, Director Shariah Academy IIUI at the Concluding ceremony of 51st Shariah Course at IIUI


IIUI to start MA Islamiat in Urdu


Farewell of Chief Librarian

Mrs. Parveen Qadir Agha, Vice President, International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI), Mr. Muhammad Yaqoob, Chief Librarian, IIUI and Mr. Sajid Mirza, Senior Librarian, IIUI addressing a ceremony on the retirement of Ch. Muhammad Yaqoob Ali, Chief Librarian IIUI

Mrs. Parveen Qadir Agha, Vice President, International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI), Dr. Abdul Jabbar Provost IIUI, Dr. Shabbir Ahmed, Principal Medical Officer and Mr. Sajid Mirza, Senior Librarian, IIUI presenting a gift to Ch. Muhammad Yaqoob Ali, Chief Librarian IIUI on his retirement from service


Condolence News


Establishment of Research Office at IIUI
The Office of Research has been established and fully functional under the Directorate of Development & Strategic Planning, IIUI. The main functions/activities of the subject office are;

  1. Identify research opportunities for faculty members
  2. Facilitate faculty to apply for research grants
  3. Legal, administrative and financial management support of research grants
  4. Support commercialization, licensing etc, of the university research products
  5. Promotion of the research culture
  6. Encouraging the publishing of the subject journals
  7. Focal point for all the research related works in connection with funds/liaison with the funding agencies

In the light of above mentioned functions/activities, the Office of Research is responsible for providing assistance and guidance to the faculty members/Ph.D scholars in the research projects and also responsible to interact with Higher Education Commission, Islamabad, and other funding/donor agencies in respect to above mentioned functions/activities.

Faculties/Departments /Institutes of IIUI are therefore requested to send/route all research grant applications/ funding requests for research activities to any funding agency through Office of Research.


Dawah Academy Radio Celebrates 6th Anniversary
Professor Fateh Muhammad Malik, Rector, International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) has said that the media, especially electronic media have an extremely vital role to play in the progress of Pakistan. He said, the Media have been rendering highly commendable service for the nation, but they need to do much more to prepare people for facing the emerging challenges.

Prof. Malik expressed these views while delivering presidential address at a function held at the Da’wah Academy to mark the 6th Anniversary of University’s FM Radio. He said that the Media can play a very crucial role in promoting awareness among people about the emerging challenges with a view to preparing them to play their historic role. He appreciated broadcasts of IIU FM Radio and expressed the hope that it would do better in future.

Director, Da’wah Academy, Professor Dr. Sahibzada Sajid-ur-Rahman in his welcome address touched on special features of IIUI’s FM Radio, saying it was greatly promoting objectives of the Academy and meeting educational needs of the University. He stressed the need for closer cooperation among educational FM Radio stations. “They should prepare a joint long term strategy to make the broadcasts more useful and in tune with national objectives”. The function was attended among others by the Mr. Qasim Haider President Educational Broadcasters Forum and faculty member of the academy.

Prof. Fateh Muhammad Malik, Rector, International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) and Prof Sajid ur Rehman, Director Dawah Academy IIUI at a ceremony to mark 6th anniversary of the IIUI FM Radio


Somali Ambassador Visits IIUI
Mr. Abdi Salam Haji Ahmed Liban Ambassador of the Somali Republic in Pakistan called on Dr. Anwar Hussain Siddiqui, President International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) who briefed him about objectives, functioning and achievements of the university over the last 25 years. He told the visiting Ambassador that IIUI started with just thirteen students and a single faculty in 1980 but now it has over 20,000 (Twenty Thousand) Male & Female students spread over 9 faculties covering almost all disciplines except medicine. The Somali Ambassador expressed his satisfaction over the performance of the Islamic University and said that IIUI is playing a constructive role in educating youth in general and the Somali students in particular.

H.E Mr. Abdi Salam Haji Ahmed Liban, Somali Ambassador to Pakistan called on Dr. Anwar Hussain Siddiqui, President, International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI).


ICTE Students to get their Diplomas Equivalence from IBCC
Lahore High Court RWP, Bench orders.


Dawah Academy IIUI publish the Audio CD of Dr. Hamid ullah