By: Muhammad Nauman [December 21st, 2017]

Role of universities is imperative in success and utilization of CPEC, Said Rector International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI), Dr. Masoom Yasinzai.

This he said during his meeting with a Chinese delegation of Shanghai Feiyun Company of China which was headed by the CEO Peter Xie.

The Rector said that there is a dire need of mutual cooperation and exchange programs between Pakistan and Chinese universities while adding that Pakistani human resource must be focused who could be able to work in the projects.

Dr. Masoom also briefed the delegation about IIUI and told that university was keen to dissemination Islam’s message of peace and love. He said that a large number of Chinese students were studying at the university and IIUI was keen to enhance its educational ties with Chinese universities in various disciplines.

The delegation thanked IIUI Rector for assuring cooperation and said that CPEC will bring a lot of opportunities for both sides to work together in various fields.


By: Muhammad Nauman [December 20th, 2017]

President International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI), Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh and Ambassador of Egypt exchanged views on mutual interests here at Faisal Masjid campus of the university.

The Egyptian Envoy lauded IIUI for its services to Muslim world and said that IIUI and Egypt will keep strengthening bilateral relations.

Dr. Al-Draiweesh thanked the envoy of Egypt for support through Al-Azhar University in shape of faculty members while adding that they were performing best duties at IIUI. He also briefed him about the role of IIUI in maintaining peace and also about his experience at Egypt during the IAG meeting he had couple of weeks ago in Cairo on eradication of polio..



By: Muhammad Nauman [December 20th, 2017]

International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) commemorated the World Day of the Arabic Language here at Faisal Masjid campus on Wednesday.

During a ceremony held to celebrate the occasion, President International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI), Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al- Draiweesh urged the Muslim societies to devise a strategy for promotion of Arabic language to have best comprehension of Islamic values and achievements.

Dr. Al-Draiweesh added that Arabic is a source of unity among the Muslims which introduces them to their legacy. He said that Arabic language was imperative to be taught to youth and vowed that IIUI would be found available in this regard to cooperate with all the institutions.

The ceremony was also attended by the Deputy Ambassador of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Ambassador of Sudan, Cultural attaché of KSA, Representative diplomat from  United Arab Emirates (UAE) , Senator Talha Mehmood, University Vice President Dr. Aqdas Naveed Malik, Dean Arabic Dr. Muhammad Bashir , foreign and local faculty members and a large number of students.

Senator Talha hailed IIUI for its services in promotion of language of Arabic and said that Muslims have immense love for this language which is the language chosen by Almighty Allah. He assured maximum support in terms of legislation or inclusion of Arabic as compulsory subject at various level of study.

Students presented tablos, skits and Arabic Nasheed on the occasion. Meanwhile, a calligraphy exhibition was also held on the occasion where students showcased their talent and were hailed by the visitors.


By: Muhammad Nauman [December 19th, 2017]

Prof. Dr. Ahmed Shuja Syed, Executive Director of Centre for Advanced Electronics & Photovoltaic Engineering & Advisor to the Rector  & President on Engineering Programs at International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) has clinched international research grant for the university.

A research project entitled as Development of Stretchable Supercapacitors for Energy Storage Systems was bid against the Pakistan Science Foundation-National Science Foundation (PSF), China Joint Call earlier this year.

This international joint research grant program received a large number of projects from scientists from both the countries; which went through detailed scrutiny and review by relevant subject experts of PSF and its Chinese counterpart. Only 12 projects including the subject proposal got approved for funding after considering the technical merit and quality.

“Joint Research & Development Projects under this program are aimed to contribute towards development of Industry, Technology, Process, Techniques, Prototype, Commercialization and Innovation, leading to socio-economic uplift of both the countries” told Dr. Ahmed Shuja.

During the course of this project, the International Islamic University, Islamabad’s team comprising of Prof. Shuja, Dr. Imran Murtaza and RAs/PhD students will be partnered with their co-proponents from Peking University, China; to develop a tangible solution to an applied and interdisciplinary problem lying at the heart of energy storage systems.

The IIUI Rector and IIUI President have congratulated Prof. Prof. Shuja on this achievement.



By: Muhammad Nauman [December 18th, 2017]

Faculty of Management Sciences (FMS) of International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) held its meeting of board of Faculty which was chaired by President, International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI), Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh .

The meeting was also attended by Vice President IIUI, Dr. Muhammed Bashir Khan, Deputy Dean FMS, Syed Zulfiqar Ali Shah and members of the board. The board discussed research proposals of the PhD scholars and MS students and issued relevant recommendations and suggestions for further improvements.

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.


By: Muhammad Nauman [December 18th, 2017]

The International Islamic University (IIU) annual Sports Gala commenced on Monday which was inaugurated by the University’s President, Dr Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, where he announced that university will introduce special quota for the sports seats.


The students demonstrated a colorful flag march at the football ground of the male campus. In the opening ceremony of 14th annual sports gala of the university, a number of events such as first-aid race, sack race, three-leg race and a 200-metre race were held in which the students, the facu


lty members and the employees participated.

The inauguration ceremony was also attended by Vice Presidents, deans, directors, students’ advisor (male) Dr. Tariq Javed, Sports Incharge Chaudhary Khalid and organizing staff of the students’ advisor office, employees and a large number of students.

“IIUI is working to build an international level stadium to further polish the skills of university players,” said Dr. Al-Draiweesh, adding proposal for including sports auota seats would be entrtained on priority basis. He further said youth were omen of bright future of Muslim Ummah, and they must be provided opportunities to take part in positive activities.

President IIUI stressed upon the students to make country progress as their top goal and added that progress of Pakistan was the progress of Muslim world. Earlier, Dr. Tariq Javed welcomed the President and said sports activities were as important as academic activities. He vowed to continue efforts for providing sports facilities to the varsity students. At the end, winners of the race met with the President IIUI , they were awarded on their success.



By: Muhammad Nauman [December 15th, 2017]

Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, Rector International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) has called upon the researchers and academicians to promote interdisciplinary research. He stressed that linkages between industry and academia is a pre-requisite to have constructive results.

He was addressing at the 5th conference on biological and computational sciences organized by the Capital University of Science and Technology.

In his speech in the opening ceremony as chief guest, Dr. Masoom said that bioinformatics has reached the finest stage and through computational biology the scientists are doing wonders in specified manners because the computer based programs can identify and specify the molecules for the intended result. He urged the students that they should emphasize on the amalgamation of Pharma industry and biotechnology. The IIUI Rector said that the university has launched a center for inter disciplinary research where researchers are conducting research across the disciplines and exchanging their experience. The IIUI Rector also discussed diagnosis of diseases, issues of genetic mutation and industry of medicine. He also shared his experiences of research with the participants.


By: Muhammad Nauman [December 15th, 2017]

Department of Psychology, International Islamic University Islamabad in collaboration with Aid to Leprosy Patients (Rawalpindi Leprosy Hospital) organized an orientation session on “Community Mental Health” at Basic Health Unit (BHU) Sui Chemian Tehsil Gujar Khan District Rawalpindi.

Dr. Kehkashan Arouj, Acting Chairperson Department of Psychology (Female) was the facilitator of the session. The orientation session was attended by the Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) staff, Lady Health workers, Basic Health Unit and the Local community.

In her talk, Dr. Kehkashan highlighted the importance of mental health and common psychological problems prevailing in the community. She further emphasized on the role of the health care profession to create awareness regarding the mental health in the local community.

Participants have actively participated in the question answer session. At the end of the session, Dr. Tariq Pervez Janjua, Program Officer CBR-Project has thanked the resource person for sparing his precious time and sharing her thought. He further thanked Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tahir Khalily, Chairman Department of Psychology/ Director Academics IIUI and said his special considerations made this event successful.



By: Muhammad Nauman [December 14th, 2017]


Participants of an international seminar at International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) rejected the US stance on the issue of Al-Quds saying that the decision by President Trump was illegal, unacceptable and against the resolutions of United Nations.

The seminar titled “Al-Quds, its significance, history and role of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia in the resolution of Palestinian conflict” was held here at Faisal Masjid campus of IIUI on Thursday, week after US President Donald Trump declared Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Ambassador of Palestine, Walid A.M. Abu Ali , Ambassador of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Nawaf Al-Malki including Ambassadors of  Egypt, Yemen, Indonesia and political figures, Senator Raja Zafar ul Haq, Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed, Chairman Council of Islamic Ideology, Qibla Ayaz, Senator Sehr Kamran, Maulana Tahir Ashrafi, Rector IIUI Dr. Masoom Yasinzai and  President IIUI, Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh all condemned the US decision on Al-Quds and termed it as an unacceptable action.

Speakers said that unequivocal public, moral, and political support of the Palestinian nation will continue and announced Jerusalem as capital of Palestine.

Palestinian envoy, Walid A.M. Abu Ali said that announcement by US President to move the US embassy to Jerusalem was an action which was totally illegal. He thanked the Muslim world for the solidarity with Palestine and said that it was not only about Palestine but the whole Muslim world was hurt on this move. He also hailed KSA for active role in Palestine cause and said that still there were thousands of people of his country who were staying at Kingdom just like their own land. Walid Ali also appreciated IIUI for its role in voicing concern over unacceptable US decision. He also called on the UN to end the Israeli occupation.

Nawaf Ahmad Al-Maliki, The KSA envoy voices serious concerns over US decision and said that it was against UN resolutions. He reiterated his resolve that his country would continue support of Palestine cause until people of the land get a sovereign state free of Israeli occupation. He hailed IIUI for bringing all the diplomats, political quarters to bring on platform to devise a policy to deal with the unacceptable move of US.

Leader of the House, Senator, Raja Zafar ul Haq called for stoppage of illegal Israeli settlements in Palestine saying that the occupation would have to end. He said Palestinians have strong will and devotion to cause and that was the reason they were even fighting the occupiers being weaponless. He also lauded KSA for positive role in resolution of Palestine cause.

Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed called upon the Muslim world to come out of the game of words and devise an action plan to address the atrocities happening on the land of Palestine. He said that soon defense committee of senate would visit the land of Palestine and will record the protest against illegal occupation and discriminatory decision of US.

Maulana Tahir Ashrafi said that American announcement was akin to terrorism and few elements want to divide the Muslims which is a lethal plan. He added that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have voiced concerns openly against the US contradictory decision and both states were on the same page in this regard.

Qibla Ayaz said the President Trump annoyed the Muslim world and now debate against his discriminatory, unacceptable decision had reached in the US parliament and various western countries.

Dr. Masoom stressed upon media and teaching fraternity of Muslim world to sensitize use about the importance of Palestine cause and added that higher education sector should play role in addressing the issue.

President IIUI, Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Darwieesh said that Palestine issue was not a political one but it was a religious issue and recent US decision has stunned the world as it had nothing to do with the attributes of justice and impartiality and peace. He said Pakistan and KSA have both strongly condemned the move and this must be revisited. On the occasion, teachers of different countries at IIUI and Pakistani faculty presented papers on the issue.




By: Muhammad Nauman [December 13th, 2017]

An Intra-University Super colossal event of more than 50 competitions “SPECTRA-17” kicked off here at International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) at new campus.

The event includes competitions in documentary, debates, Drama, sports, essay writing, calligraphy, Qiraat, Naat and many other competitions. The event is being organized by the students’ advisor office of the university which commenced with an inaugural ceremony here at male campus.

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r. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh was the chief guest who termed the SPECTRA as vital event while saying that such constructive activities are necessary for grooming of students. He said that curricular and extracurricular activities are sign of talented youth at any campus. He also felicitated the organizers on conducting such a successful event. IIUI President added that university is committed to provide balanced and harmonious personalities well aware of contemporary disciplines and embedded with teachings of Islam. He said that IIUI is being hailed at national and international levels for its role in education.

“SPECTRA-15 is aimed at providing a platform to all competitive and confident students of IIUI for curricular and extracurricular activities and to prepare them for Twin city and All Pakistan Competitions” said Dr. Tariq Javed, the Students Advisor (male). He added that the event would help students to polish their skills and showcase talent and potential. He reiterated his resolve that IIUI would keep providing opportunities to its talented youth. He announced that soon his office would  commence  sports gala on December 18 .

Students performed in dramas, presented national songs and mime in inaugural ceremony. “We are all set to showcase talent in the mega event and we worked hard to perform best” said Muneeb, an IIUI student and Head Dramatic Society of the university. SPECTRA-17 would continue till December 26.