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News and Events – May 2015
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MR. HAMMOD AL-ZEEB INAGURATES MUNEERA CENTRE FOR MEMORIZATION OF HOLY QURAN AND ITS SCIENCES at IIUI
Report By: Hafiz Atiq ur Rehman
Mr. Hammod Al-Zeeb, Member of Board of Trustees International Islamic University Islamabad inaugurated ”Muneera Centre for Memorization of Holy Quran and its Sciences“.

On the occasion of inauguration ceremony, Mr. Abdul Aziz Al-Mahmoud, Vice Rector Imam Muhammad bin Saud University Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Advisor to Rector IMSUR, Dr. Abdul Aziz Jummah and President IIUI, Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh graced the ceremony. It was also attended by the faculty members of Faculty of Usulddin, Faculty of Shariah & Law and students.

The worth mentioning is here that, the cost of construction of the building of the centre, an amount of one hundred thousand US $ has been donated by Mr. Hammod Al-Zeb. The expenditures of furniture items and all the other accessories for the centre to make it functioning will also be paid by him. Dr. Al-Draiweesh paid high tribute to Mr. Al-Zeb for his co-operation and dedication for the service of Islam. He also urged that, in future such co-operation will also be extended to the university. Dr. Haroon ur Rasheed Deputy Dean Faculty of Usuluddin thanked over this generous donation for the cause of Quran and service of Islam. He also assured that it will be an excellent centre for the service of Quran and Islam under the flag of Faculty of Usuluddin IIUI. Later on, the Planning section of the varsity also gave presentation on whole project of the centre.

ISLAMIC ORIENTATION PROGRAM CONCLUDES AT DA’WAH ACADEMY
Report By: Hafiz Atiq ur Rehman
Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, Rector International Islamic University Islamabad has said contemporary tasks and challenges demand some hard work and additional dedication to meet them. Young students are the asset of Umma who have talent and abilities to deal the present hardships and difficult time.

He was addressing to the concluding ceremony of 20th Islamic orientation program for talented students of Baluchistan. A one week long program was organized by children literature department Da’wah Academy IIUI in which 40 students from Baluchistan participated. In his speech he further advised students to excel their capabilities, invest their best of time in education and organize their lives according to the principles of Islam.

Dr. Muhammad Imtiaz Zafar, Dy. Director General Dawah Academy also addressed the ceremony. At the end certificates were distributed by the Rector IIU to the participants.

IIUI HOLDS AN EVENING WITH JUSTICE (R) TAQI USMANI
Report By: Muhammad Nauman
International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) organized an event titled “an evening with Justice (R) Taqi Usmani” where he delivered a detailed lecture and discussed contemporary situation, Islam and responsibilities of Islamic Scholars.

“Islamic scholars have responsibility to provide solutions of the issues in the light of Islamic teachings “said reputed Islamic scholar Maulana Justice (retd) Mufti Taqi Usmani.

Talking about the importance of knowledge, he said that knowledge is beneficial when it is reflected in a person’s practical life. He was of the view that Islamic teachings must be disseminated with a blend of contemporary requirements as a layman would be able to understand these in better way. He added that influence of exploiting system has cut off a layman from Islam’s message.

Talking about the role of IIUI, Mufti Taqi Usmani said that he has strong bond with the university since its inception. He told that basic objective of the university was to produce experts of Islamic knowledge who also poses a good view of contemporary situation. He added that IIUI is playing meaningful role as it is providing quality education integrated with teachings of Islam.

Mufti Taqi Usmani said, unfortunately religion is confined to Islamic rituals only while its absence in politics, economics and society has resulted in several complexities.

Earlier, Dr. Masoom Yasinzai thanked Mufti Taqi Usmani for sparing time and hoped that in future more session with him would be conducted. He also appreciated Maulana Taqi Usmani for his services in the fields of Fiqh and Islamic economics.

Dr. Al-Draiweesh said that thoughts of Maulana Taqi Usmani are a way to solutions of issues being faced Muslim Ummah. He urged that Islam must be brought in the practical life.

At the end, university souvenir was presented by the Rector and President IIUI to Maulana Taqi Usmani

DR. SAJID MIRZA URGES UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES FOR DEVISING PLANS TO PROMOTE RESOURCES
Report By: Muhammad Nauman
Dr. Muhammad Sajid Mirza, Principal Librarian Islamic Research Institute presented paper titled: “Marketing of Library Resources and Services at Pakistani Universities” in the “4th International Conference of Asian Special Libraries” held in National Assembly Library, Seoul, South Korea.

In his research, Dr. Mirza has concluded that university libraries in the country are far behind in marketing of their resources and services. They have no marketing policy and plan to attract their users toward their products.

“University libraries should chalk out their marketing policies and plans to promote their resources and services” he added. He was of the view that Marketing scope should not be limited within university premises but information should be pulled to other universities, institutions, industry, government and non-government organizations, etc. University libraries may offer institutional/individual membership on payment of annual membership and security deposit.

SEMINAR ON RECENT TRENDS IN BIOINFORMATICS
Report By: Muhammad Nauman
A seminar titled “Recent Trends In Bioinformatics” was organized by the Bioinformatics Biotechnology department in which was addressed by known scientists and researchers.

The seminar was an effort of students of the Department who successfully managed it under the supervision of Ms. Tahira Noor & Ms. Iffat Farzana Anjum.

Dr. Saira Alvi, Director Medical & Scientific Affairs (USA), Dr. Sajid Rashid from Quaid e Azam University and Dr. Saima Zubair from University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden were the guest speakers for this seminar. Vice President IIUI Dr. Mohammad Bashir Khan gave the welcome note of this seminar and he appreciated the efforts of students and Acting Chairperson Dr. Naveeda Riaz for organizing this seminar. Dr. Saira Alvi addressed the recent knowledge & research on Cancer Genetics and Diagnosis. Dr. Sajid Rashid & Dr. Saima Zubair addressed the latest advancements in the field of Bioinformatics.

Professor Dr. Zafar Mahmood Khalid, Chairman Department of Biotechnology & Bioinformatics (Male Campus) concluded the seminar and admired the talks of the guest speakers& encouraged the students for actively participating in this seminar.

Meanwhile, a poster competition was held for students and they were given certificates for the Best Posters. At the end, University Souvenirs were presented to the speakers and organizers by Dr. Zafar Khalid and Dr. Naveeda Riaz.

A GLIMPSE INTO BRIGHT FUTURE: IIUI STUDENTS EXHIBIT INNOVATIVE PROJECTS AT 6TH OPEN HOUSE
Report By: Muhammad Nauman
International Islamic University (IIU) students provided solutions to the prevailing issues including energy crisis in annual 6th open house of Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET) where more than 80 projects were exhibited in both male and female campuses of the university.

During the open house, 62 projects were exhibited at male campus, 12 at female campus and 14 were exhibited by the Iqra collage of technology of the university.

A guided tour to the Final Projects (FYPs), Industrial Product Exhibition stalls, interviews of the students by experts and other attractions for the science and technology lovers were displayed in different labs and halls of FET.

The event was inaugurated by the Rector IIUI Dr. Masoom Yasinzai and President IIUI Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh while ex-education minister Sheikh Waqas Akram also joined the inaugural ceremony. The students briefed the chief guests about their projects in the presence of Dean FET Dr. Aqdas Naveed Malik, and heads of the departments Dr. Muhammad Amir and Dr. Saeed Badshah and Saba Hameed. The projects stalls were also visited by a delegation of Imam Muhammad Bin Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Cricket Bowling Machine project by the students of mechanical engineering at male campus was the most visited project where Talha Atta, Bilal Arshad and Farooq Mustafa demonstrated the prototype performance by throwing a cricket ball with 155 km per hour with an option to adjust line, length and speed of the ball.

Female students also came in the event with number of innovative projects such as GSM based smart stick for blinds, electromagnetic active suspension system and many more. “We are determined to provide a convenient and safe method for 2 million blind people of the country to overcome their difficulties in daily life” told Anum Waheed a member of project which was designed to facilitate blind people.

Rector and President IIUI both lauded the talent of the students and vowed that IIUI would keep providing such useful platforms to its talented students. Sheikh Waqas Akram, said on the occasion that the Open House has proved that Pakistan has no deficit of talent while nation has a bright future as it has such bright, intelligent minds who have solutions of core problems.

The stalls were placed both indoor and outdoor in the lawns of FET. Despite the warm temperature, students gathered from all faculties of the university to see the open house. Students took keen interest in every stall and loved the creativity and innovation of the Islamic Engineers. Stalls were also visited by the experts of different educational institutions including SASSI, PIEAS.

 

PREVAILING BANKING SYSTEM EXPLOITATIVE, LACKS SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: DR. TAHIR MANSOORI
Report By: Muhammad Nauman
Prevailing conventional banking system is exploitative which lacks social responsibility and it’s a strong tool of injustice in terms of banking, said Dr. Tahir Mansoori, Vice President Higher Studies and Research, International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI).

Dr. Mansoori expressed these views while presiding over a four-day training workshop on “Islamic Banking and Finance” organized by the Shariah Academy of IIUI which is being attended by more than 30 scholars hailing from different institutions of twin cities. The inaugural session was also joined by Dr. Sohail Hassan, Director General of the Academy.

Talking about the Shariah compliant Islamic banking, he said that Shariah compliant system can help in stopping the injustice and inequalities created by the capitalistic system. He also elaborated thoughts of Allama Iqbal while criticizing the capitalistic approach and maintained that Islam abhors from Riba as it creates constraints and hurdles in development of its affectees.

Dr. Shoail Hassan welcomed the participants in his opening remarks and vowed to keep arranging such constructive programs for dissemination of true teachings of Islam in various fields.

On the first day, lectures were also delivered on other topics related to the training workshop such as Mr. Abubakar Siddique’s lecture on prohibition of Riba & alternative system, was lauded by the participants. The workshop would conclude on Friday.

6TH OPEN HOUSE TO KICK-OFF ON WEDNESDAY
Report By: Muhammad Nauman
Students of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) would showcase their talent by displaying and demonstrating their innovative projects in 6th “Open House” which is being organized by Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET) of university.

The event would commence on 11:30 am today (Wednesday) at new campus with its opening ceremony which would be attended by Rector IIUI Dr. Masoom Yasinzai and President IIUI Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh.

IIUI ENGINEERING STUDENTS SHINE AT EMCOT
Report By: Hafiz Atiq ur Rehman
The teams of students of Department of Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering & Technology International Islamic University Islamabad brought fame by winning 1st and 3rd positions in the national event EMCOT at COMSAT Abbottabad. The EMCOT is a national engineering project exhibition where total 77 groups of different universities participated. Two IIUI teams participated and presented their engineering projects in the competition under the supervision of Engr. Haris Anis and Engr. Tila Muhammad.

The team clinched first position in poster competition was appeared with the project titled “Self-Stabilizing Platform” and it comprised Syed Hasnain Kazmi, Syed Muhammad Ali Zaidi, Muhammad Nauman and Raja Atif Yaseen while it was supervisored by Engr. ZahoorudinShaikh and Engr. Muhammad Asad.

The second team Got 3rd Position in Project Competition presented its project with title “Pure Sine Wave Multilevel Inverter” comprised Muhammad Luqman, Muhammad Billal Satti, Muhammad Faisal Khan and Muhammad Aqib while it was supervised by Dr. Adnan Umar and Engr. Tila Muhammad. The faculty members, students and university officials highly appreciated and encouraged IIUI teams and supervisors.

 

SERIES OF IPD TRAINING PROGRAMS CONCLUDES
DISSEMINATION OF PEACE MUST BE TOP PRIORITY OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, DR. AL-DRAIWEESH
Report By: Muhammad Nauman
A series of training programs for the professionals of educational institutions organized by Institute of Professional Development (IPD) of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) concluded here at Faisal Mosque campus with a closing ceremony of the fifth batch of the training programs.

The series of training programs was titled as “Indigenous on-Campus Training under the Modern University Governance Program” which was organized by the institute, in collaboration with Higher Education Commission, Pakistan (HEC).

Training sessions were joined by the officials of IIUI, and number of professionals hailing from various universities and colleges of the capital where participants were introduced with various significant skills.

During training, they attended lectures regarding stress management, time managements and many other vital topics. Concluding ceremony was presided over by President IIUI Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, while it was also attended by Khwaja Zahid Hussain, Advisor Finance HEC, Project Director IPD Dr. Saeed ul Hassan Chishti, Program Coordinator Kashif Sohail Malik and Training Management Specialist IPD Saneeha Khalid.

Dr. Al-Draiweesh hailed efforts of IPD and termed the training program as a constructive activity. He added that training sessions also provided a platform to the professionals of IIUI to have networking with the other relevant professional of their profession. He was of the view that dissemination of peace must be the top most priority of the educational institutions. President IIUI furthered professional skills are necessary to excel in any profession. He added that such courses are necessary to equip the professionals with skills. Dr. Al-Draiweesh said that every worker and employee should make justice with assigned responsibilities.

Dr. Saeed ul Hassan Chishti and others also spoke on the occasion and vowed to continue such activities in the future.

DR. WIQAR ALI SHAH ADDRESSES LECTURE AT IIUI
Report By: Muhammad Nauman
Famous Historian Professor Dr. Sayed Wiqar Ali Shah, Director, National Institute of Historical & Cultural Research, Center of Excellence, Islamabad as well as Chairman, Department of History, Quaid-i-Azam University, addressed a lecture here at International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI).

Lecture titled “Reforms and Rebellion in Afghanistan, 1919-1929″ was organized by the Department of History & Pakistan Studies of Faculty of Social Sciences.

Dr. Sayed Wiqar Ali shed light on the formation of Afghan constitution, reforms of the then Ammanullah Khan, his steps for education and agitation he faced during his regime amid his efforts for secular state.

He also discussed the culture of tribes in Afghanistan, their traditions and response against the actions of emperor such as civil war which broke on the issue of sending females for higher education to the foreign countries.

A large number of Students and Faculty Members of the IIUI attended the lecture. Dr. Saif Abbasi, Deputy Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences lauded efforts of the department in his vote of thanks and termed the activity as a constructive one saying that interaction with the veteran historian would help the students to broaden their exposure.

RDC OF IIUI ORGANIZES LECTURE ON PERSONALITY BUILDING
Report By: Muhammad Nauman
Regional Dawah Centre (RDC), Sindh of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) organized a lecture on “Personality Building” which was attended by 170 teachers.

Lecture was addressed by the renowned intellectual and Head of Mass communication Department, Karachi University, Prof. Dr. Mehood Ghaznavi. He said that teachers are the selected people of society who nurture the minds of youth and play pivotal role in character building of youth. He furthered teachers can play positive role by leading students towards the constructive aims and ultimately it results in success of nation.

The event was also addressed by Incharge RDC Dr. Shehzad Channa who highlighted the activities of centre and apprised the participants about Dawah Academy and IIUI while he also lauded Hafiz Abdul Samad for coordination and arrangements of lecture.

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY CONCLUDES FETEX 15
Report By: Hafiz Atiq ur Rehman
Faculty of Engineering and Technology International Islamic University Islamabad organized its 6th Annual event TETEX 2015.

This year the theme of FETEX’15 was “Where Excellence Gets Engineered” and it was successfully completed very nicely by the indefatigable hard work of the students of Faculty of Engineering & Technology.

The 6th FETEX was the biggest industrial & academia interaction of the capital by FET students ever, which was collaborated with IEEE, IIUI students Branch.

The event touched its peaks this year by registering more than 300 teams in 26 events from the reputed institutes of the country, NUST, FAST, UMT, Federal Urdu University, COMSATS, and many other institutes sent their teams to participate at International Islamic University Islamabad. The event FETEX included seminars & workshops and many competitions including technical events like speed wiring, microcontroller interfacing, and events regarding maths & robotics and indoor/outdoor games were highly encouraged by everyone. The opening ceremony was led by Dr. Aftab Maroof Chairperson IEEE Islamabad Section. In his opening remarks he said that it’s an achievement of IIUI to hold such an event to bridge the gap between academia and practical life by combining corporate, professionals and students on one platform. He further said that the event would inspire participants to work self-reliantly in order to refresh their vigilance, intellectual skills and brain-power.

The concluding ceremony was graced by the Vice President Academics IIUI Dr. Muhammad Bashir Khan, Dean Faculty of Engineering & Technology Dr. Aqdas Naveed Malik, Chairman DEE Dr. M. Amir, and Chairman DME Dr. M. Saeed Badshah.

The Chairman DEE Dr. M. Amir appreciated the efforts of Event Supervisor Engr. Adil Farooq & team including Mian Junaid, Manzoor, Syed Adil Zahoor, Engr. Ubaid Umar, FET Alumni Mr. Usman M Ali and Mr. Babar Sultan from NUST. He also wished that next year’s FETEX will come up with International participations and will be an international Event. At the end souvenirs were given to more than 60 teams to participate in FETEX’15.

IIUI FEMALE VOLLEYBALL TEAM GOT 2ND POSITION IN 15TH NASCON
Report By: Hafiz Atiq ur Rehman
International Islamic University Islamabad Female volleyball team secured 2nd position in all Pakistan volleyball championship under the banner of 15th NASCON competitions organized by the FAST National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences Islamabad.

The IIU team played with great courage and best of their skills and was honorably defeated by Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Lahore. The performance of IIUI team was highly appreciated by the authorities.

HUNGARY TO PROVIDE 80 SCHOLARSHIPS TO PAKISTANI STUDENTS
Report By: Muhammad Nauman
Hungary is aiming to provide 80 fully paid scholarships to the Pakistani students, said Janos Lastofka, Hungarian Deputy Head of Mission to Pakistan on Tuesday.

This he said while addressing a lecture on “bilateral relations between Pakistan & Hungary” held here at Department of Politics and International Relations (P&IR) of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI).

Talking about the Hungary’s cooperation to Pakistan in the field of education, he said average 60-70 bright students are enrolled in Hungarian universities on government sponsored scholarships.

“We are now looking at developing mutual contacts between research institutes and universities and hope to increase scholarships up to 80 Pakistani students who will be provided fully paid scholarships” he said.

Hungarian diplomat said that bilateral trade between both countries is improving and there is huge potential in Pakistan for Hungarian companies in many fields. He also focused on history of Hungary, its geography and foreign policy.

Dr. Nabi Bux Jummani, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences, lauded the efforts of Department of P&IR while saying that lecture was the most relevant activity to provide opportunity to the students to interact with diplomats and experts of international affairs.

Earlier, Manzoor Khan Afridi, Head of the Department said in his opening remarks that department is focusing to broaden the exposure of students and department would keep arranging such activities in future also.

The lecture was also joined by the faculty members of the department including Mr. Masood ur Rehman Khattak, Mr. Muhammad Nawaz and a large number of the students of department.

COMPETITIONS OF SPORTS GALA CONTINUE IN FEMALE CAMPUS
Report By: Hafiz Atiq ur Rehman
The annual sports competitions of Sports Gala 2015 are going on with full bloom in Female Campus International Islamic University Islamabad amid at number of sports, games and athletics events. The very energetic participation of female players from different faculty departments is witnessed enthusiasm and with tremendous preparation. The faculties are taking part in the competitions to win the team trophy of Sports Gala 2015.

The Badminton competition won by team of Faculty of Basic and Applied Sciences while Faculty of Shariah & law stood runner-up and 3rd position went to Faculty of Social Sciences. In Basketball competition, Faculty of Social Sciences clinched 1st position while Faculty of Economics secured 2nd position and Faculty of Basic and Applied Sciences secured 3rd position.

The Lawn tennis competition won by Faculty of Social Sciences, while Faculty of Economics got 2nd position and Faculty of Basic and Applied Sciences received 3rd position. In the Cricket tournament, Faculty of Basic and Applied Sciences clinched 1st position, Faculty of Management Sciences secured 2nd while Faculty of Arabic got 3rd position.

The Faculty of Social Sciences got victory in Volleyball while Faculty of Shariah and Law stood runner up and Faculty of Basic and Applied Sciences received 3rd position. The Tug of war won by Faculty of Social Sciences by defeating Faculty of Shariah and Law which got 2nd position and Faculty of Management Sciences received 3rd position. The team of Faculty of Shariah and law clinched 1st position in Table Tennis competition by defeating Faculty of Basic and Applied and Faculty of Engineering and Technology got 3rd position.

DR MASOOM EMPHASIZES FOR SCIENCE-BASED INNOVATIVE INDIGENOUS SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS
Report By: Muhammad Nauman
The International Islamic university Islamabad (IIUI) hosted 5th monthly brainstorming session on Making Pakistan Science Conscious which was presided over by Rector IIUI Dr. Masoom Yasinzai.

The session was organized by the Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS), in collaboration with Iqbal International Institute for Research and Dialogue (IRD) of International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) in its Allama Iqbal Auditorium here.

The session was aimed to promote quality science education and research and development (R&D) in the country by enhancing stakeholder awareness about the crucial role of science and technology (S&T) in economic development and human well being.

During the session, Dr. Imran Khan, Assistant Professor at Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Basic Sciences (CIRBS) of IIU, presented an informative talk on “German-Pakistan Research Collaboration: Post-PhD Funding Opportunities in Germany“.

While lauding the role of PAS, Dr. Masoom Yasinzai emphasized on educational institutions to work with more zeal for advancement in research and improvement in quality of education.

Rector IIUI shared that in Korea, with innovative research; one dollar spent on higher education gets translated into 1200 dollars worth of innovative products and services. Therefore, he emphasized for science-based innovative indigenous solutions to local problems in the county.

The session was also addressed by Secretary General of PAS, Prof. Dr. Zabta K. Shinwari who briefed the audience about current activities of the Academy in general and the background.

He was of the view that youth is the future custodian of Pakistan, and, thus, the Academy has decided to encourage and motivate young scientists to promote S&T with the guidance and support of senior scientists.

The session was also attended by the former cricketer Saeed Anwar who delivered a concise and a meaningful speech on the occasion.

Postgraduate students of IIUI presented a skit to emphasize the need and benefits of interdisciplinary scientific research while postgraduate students of IIUI recited Urdu poetry and a postgraduate student of QAU recited Pushto poetry.

The event was also addressed by the Director Programs of IRD Dr. Talib Hussain Sial who appreciated the effort and vowed that his institute would keep providing cooperation for such constructive activities.

 

REGIONAL DAWAH CENTRE OF IIUI HOLDS 11TH ISLAMIC ORIENTATION PROGRAM
Report By: Muhammad Nauman
Regional Dawah Centre of International Islamic University organized 11th Islamic Orientation Program for community leaders and Dawah workers which was attended by 133 participants of various NGOs.

The participants from Thattha, Badin, Hyderabad, Ghotki, Kot Addu and Lahore, participated in the course. The course was addressed by the University Rector Dr Masoom Yasinzai and other renowned scientists and scholars including Deputy Director General Dawah Academy, IIUI Dr Imtiaz Zafar.

Dr Masoom Yasinzai said in his speech that Dawah Academy is working to call people towards the message of God and participants should also disseminate the message of academy as such initiatives help in preaching Islam’s true message.

Incharge of the Regional Centre, Dr Shehzad Channa welcomed the guests and participants while he thanked for their active participation. Meanwhile, opening ceremony of the course was presided over by Prof. Dr Fateh Muhammad Barft of Karachi University while a number of scholars addressed the course in various sessions.

 

FET TEAMS PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL DESIGN, BUILT & FLY COMPETITION
Report By: Muhammad Nauman
International Islamic University (IIU) teams from Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET) participated in 10th National Design, Built & Fly Competition (DBFC-10) held at GIKI, Topi.

Two teams of the faculty took part in the competition which was attended by total 21 selected teams from various institutes all over Pakistan. Team one named “Cynical 3″ from Department of Mechanical Engineering participated in Electric Powered Category comprised (Muzzamil Zafar, Saad Ahmer, Rizwan Mehmood, Ammar Khan & Hasan Nawaz).

Second team named “Solocraft Crew” from Department of Electronic Engineering members include (Muzamil Bostan, Asim Mustafa, Syed Ali Sajjad & Muhammad Ali Bangash) participated in Solar Powered category. Faculty team advisor’s were Engr. Abbas Raza (Assistant Professor, DME) and Engr. Adil Farooq (Lecturer, DEE) respectively. They were highly appreciated by the juries for their efforts and performance.

STUDENTS FROM MARDAN VISIT CENTRAL LIBRARY OF IIUI
Report By: Muhammad Nauman
A 20-member group of students from Department of English of Government Post Graduate College Mardan visited International Islamic University Islamabad’s new campus.

This educational visit of the students of BS, Department of English of Government Post Graduate College Mardan visited the Central Library of of university with their teachers. The participants was welcomed by the Manager IRC Muhammad A. Ganaee and a tour of the Central Library was given to them.

They were briefed about different sections of the Library including circulation services, technical section, periodical section, general collection, book bank, reference collection, United Nations Information Resource Centre and Lincoln corner.

The participants showed keen interest in the library security system and its working, CCTV surveillance system, computer labs and integrated library system used for different library operations. The students and teachers were amazed to see the live demo of video conferencing and appraised the services provided by the library to its members.

RECTOR IIUI CHAIRS BOARD OF FACULTY MEETING AT FMS
Report By: Muhammad Nauman
A meeting of Board of Faculty, Faculty of Management Sciences (FMS), IIUI was held at male campus in FMS Seminar Room under the chairmanship of Rector IIUI Dr. Masoom Yasinzai.

The proceedings of the meeting were conducted by Mr. Muhammad Awais Ejaz Khan, Deputy Dean FMS.

The agenda items of Board of Studies were presented and certain other matters of FMS were discussed and decisions were made.

The Dean FMS/Rector, IIUI thanked all the members for their valuable suggestions and recommendations and appreciated the faculty for bringing up new degree programs. He said that such market based degree programs will definitely help the faculty and the university to improve its ratings and market image of our graduates. Dr. Masoom also emphasized that these Board meetings shall occur regularly and continuous improvement is necessary.

 

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY IIUI ORGANIZES INTL CONFERENCE ON MENTAL HEALTH; WORLD PSYCHOLOGISTS LAUD THE EFFORTS
Report By: Hafiz Atiq ur Rehman
Department of Psychology International Ismail University Islamabad organized 2nd International conference on mental health with the collaboration of Ibn Khaldoon Chair International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) and International Institute of Islamic Thoughts (IIIT) at Senate Hall IIU Malaysia Kualalumpur.

The conference was organized under the auspices of Rector IIUI Dr. Masoom Yasinzai and President IIU Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, while Dr. Nabi Bux Jumani, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences has also put his contribution for the success of the conference.

Dr Muhammad Tahir Khalily, Director QEC and Chairman Department of Psychology Male IIUI was a Principal Organizer of the conference while Dr. Seema Gul Chairperson of Department of Psychology Female Campus IIUI was nominated as Co-Principal Organizer. The conference was attended by psychologists from different countries including Malaysia, Pakistan, Australia, America, Nigeria, Indonesia, India, Nepal, and Sudan. Dean and Deputy Dean Faculty of Kulia Revealed knowledge and Human Sciences (IIUM) participated in the inaugural session as guests of honour while Professor Malik Badri the Chief Pattern of the conference and Professor Jamil Usman regional director IIIT deliver their key note speeches.

On this occasion, Professor Malik Badri in his welcome address mentioned the importance of religious practices and values in the amelioration of mental health and appreciated the efforts of psychology Department IIUI for organizing such events.

Dr. Tahir Khalily conveyed the messages of Rector and president IIUI to the participants of the conference.

Dr. Khalily has briefed the participants about the purpose and importance of this scientific endeavor particularly in the context of Islamization of psychology and urged the psychologists to integrate the current modern psychotherapeutic techniques to the cultural and religious tools and practices in order to make it more effective and applicable. Dr Seema Gul in her speech highlighted the importance of psychometrics in line with the cultural and religious perspectives as tools for personality assessment.

Professor Rahamtullah Khan President of International Association for Muslim Psychologists urged for the joint efforts of the Muslim scholars for the promotion of knowledge and research. Dean Faculty of Kulia Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences in his inaugural speech appreciated the efforts of the organizing committee and emphasised the organization of such events in future.

At the end, the panel concluded that the Islamization of knowledge in general and particularly of psychology is the need of the hour, and put stress upon the integration of religious and cultural values to modern psychotherapeutic techniques in order to meet the current challenges scientifically and effectively. The conference Proceeding will be published with the assistance of IIIT and will be edited by reputed scholars in industrially advanced countries.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION HOLDS FOURTH SCHOLARSHIP AWARD CEREMONY
Report By: Hafiz Atiq ur Rehman
Department of Education of International Islamic University Islamabad organized a fourth merit based scholarship award ceremony in which 24 male and female students of B.ED (Hons) and Associate Degree in Education (ADE) were awarded financial scholarships separately. Mr. Amir Wali Khan, Manager Pre-Service and Scholarship of Pakistan Reading Project (PRP)-USAID and Dr. Samina Malik Director Female Campus IIUI graced the ceremony as chief guests. Dr. Samina Malik, Chairperson of the Department distributed the scholarship cheques amongst the students. She appreciated the support of Pakistan Reading Project of USAID for B.Ed (Hons) and ADE program with hoped that, this support program would continue in future for the widest benefits of the students.

 

TRAINING COURSE CONCLUDES
Report By: Muhammad Nauman
Fourth course of a series of training courses organized by Institute for Professional Development (IPD) of International Islamic University (IIU) concluded here at Faisal Mosque Campus. This series of courses by the institute has been organized with the collaboration of Higher Education Commission (HEC).

The course was aimed at providing training to the professionals of educational institutes. Various sessions of the course were addressed by the IPD director Dr. Saeed ul Hassaan Chishti, Saneeha Khalid, Kashif Sohail, Syed Hassan Aftab Kazmi, Dr. Nadia, Dr. Muhammad Arif, Iftkhar Mirza and Khursheed Alam.

It’s worth mentioning that the IPD also holds chain of IIUI Schools across the country.

IIUI TRI-LINGUAL NEWSLETTER PUBLISHED
Report By: Muhammad Nauman
The first issue of IIUI Newsletter 2015 in three languages English, Arabic and Urdu has been published. Its English and Arabic versions cover a number of important stories like obituary of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques ( Khadim-Ul-Haramain-Al-Shareefain), King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al -e-Saud, President Mamnoon Hussain’s admiration for IIUI, Lincoln’s Corner and the Rector Dr. Muhammad Masoom Yasinzai’s urge for more activities, ISRA University’s award of honorary degree of Phd to Dr. Ahmed Yousif A Al Draiweesh, President, IIUI, seminar on Al-Aqsa Masjid, conference on Inter-sect Harmony, polio eradication and IIUI, IRI gets eight hundred old manuscript of Sahih Bukhari, 1st IIUI Phd in Physics, first ever reunion of Indonesian Alumni of IIUI, 1st Applied Biotechnology Lab, PM Laptop Scheme distribution at IIUI, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Basic Sciences (CIRBS), Advanced Electronics Lab Project (AELP), FET, Conference on “Status of Quranic Studies in Pakistan”, Psychological Services Clinic (PSC) at IIUI, ORIC Services, Admissions at IIUI and other topics. Its Urdu version is mostly comprised of above mentioned topics, however it also has a special section for leading books appeared in 2015.

The Editorial Board of the tri-lingual Newsletter is comprised of Prof. Dr. Ahmed Yousif A Al Draiweesh, President, IIU as its Patron-in-Chief, Gulzar Ahmed Khwaja, Director General, Administration, IIUI as its Patron, Dr. Fazl-e-Rabi as Editor-in-Chief, Syed Muzzammil Hussain as its Editor. While its Editorial Board is comprised of Dr. Safiullah Wakeel, Mr. Abdullah Alfaifii, Mr. D.K. Hairan Khattak and Mr. Nasir Farid. Mr. Muhammad Nauman Awan, Hafiz Atiq Ur Rehman, Zulfiqar Ahmed, Farhan Khalid, Shakir Qasmi, Mahmood Akhtar, Ghulam Mustafa and Khurram Shahzad were also mentioned in the Newsletter as its team members. Earlier, last year three Issues of this tri-lingual newsletter were published.

DAWAH COURSE PARTICIPANTS VISIT IIUI NEW CAMPUS
Report By: Muhammad Nauman
A delegation of 85th Islamic Orientation Program for Aima organized by Dawah Academy of International Islamic University Islamabad visited new campus of the university.

The 50-member delegation was welcomed and received by the Additional Director Protocol and Public Relations D K Hairan Khattak who also briefed the delegation regarding university history, faculties, departments and admission process at university.

During the briefing, Hairan Khattak said that Masques and Aima are the ultimate source for building society. He maintained that sectarianism is the biggest constraint in the path of progress. Lauding the Dawah Academy role, he said that academy provides a platform where Aima of all sects gather under the one roof and after the course they promote message of harmony and peace.

He furthered that university has unique milieu of cultural diversity where students of Muslim Ummah are being provided quality education integrated with teachings of Islam. He also elaborated the core objectives and goals of university. He further added that IIUI is one of the leading universities of country which is producing highly qualified talented graduates and providing education to the students of more than 40 countries across the world.

Participants took keen interest in knowing details about university faculties, admission process and constituent units as well.

DR. AL-DRAIWEESH PARTICIPATES IN MEETING OF INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY ON POLIO ERADICATION
Report By: Muhammad Nauman
President International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) Dr. Ahmad Yousif Al-Draiweesh participated in second meeting of International Advisory on Polio Eradication at Cairo, Egypt.
The meeting was also attended by representatives of OIC, IDB, WHO, UNICEF, religious scholars and various experts where importance of Polio vaccination, steps for eliminating misconceptions about polio vaccine and situation of the cases of polio in Pakistan, Somalia and Afghanistan was discussed.
The participants lauded the role of Dr. Al-Draiweesh in eradication of Polio as IIUI has held training programs, advisory meetings and conferences on polio eradication while its scholars have also been working for dealing with the misconception about polio vaccine.
The participants recommended that media must be urged to play its positive role in eradication of Polio while they also agreed that the Muslim counties should utilize all available resources for saving children from Polio. They recommended that International Program for Polio Eradication must be made more functional and material by the religious scholars in this regard and Fataawa of Muftis must be disseminated.
The meeting also recommended that further steps for eradication of Polio should be taken and all the participants should provide support in this regard.
President IIUI’s recent visit was part of the efforts he has been making through university’s Iqbal International Institute for Research and Dialogue (IRD). In addition, he is known for his services in the field of education.

 

PRESIDENT IIUI CALLS ON GRAND IMAM OF AL-AZHAR
Report By: Muhammad Nauman
President international Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) Dr. Ahmad Yousif Al-Draiweesh called on Grand Imam of Al-Azhar University, Professor Dr Sheikh Ahmad Muhammad Al-Tayyeb at Cairo.
The meeting stressed the need to further enhance bilateral cooperation in various academic spheres and discussed various issues of mutual interest.
Meeting of the IIUI President was part of his efforts for dissemination of IIUI’s message of promotion of peace and improvement of educational standards in Muslim world.
The Grand Imam lauded the services and efforts of Dr. Al-Draiweesh while he also hoped that IIUI would soon make its place among the ranks of leading international universities of world.
During the meeting, Dr Al-Draiweesh gave a detailed introduction of campuses and departments of IIUI and highlighted its academic achievements. He apprised that number of international and national conferences and seminar organized by the IIUI are helping the students of Muslim Ummah to broaden their exposure in their relevant fields.

 

IIUI RECTOR DELIVERS LECTURE IN CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENT & BIOSCIENCES
Report By: Muhammad Nauman
Prof. Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, Rector International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) participated in a conference on Environment and Biosciences in which he made the plenary speech and delivered a lecture on History of Bio Sciences.
The first international moot on the topic was organized by Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University, Quetta, Balochistan.
In his lecture, Dr. Masoom highlighted the medical and biotechnology advances while he elaborated periods of biology history in detail. He said that medical breakthroughs often come from unrelated areas of science or medicine advances.
Rector IIUI also discussed in detail the dangerous diseases such cancer, HIV/AIDS and cardiovascular disease while he also apprised about future directions and research for these diseases. Talking about the bio-fuel and agricultural innovations, Dr. Masoom gave examples of new advancements and research in field such as generation of modified tobacco plants for bio fuels and salt-tolerant wheat. He also mentioned contributions of Pakistani scientists as well.

IIUI STUDENTS SHINE IN PTA MOBILE APP AWARDS
Report By: Muhammad Nauman
International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) students have clinched 1st position in “Pakistan Mobile App Awards 2015″ for developing the Pre-School Champs mobile application in competition which was organized by The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) here at Islamabad.
IIUI students Ms. Rabia Jabbar and Ms. Humna Shaheen were conferred awards and cash prizes by PTA in a ceremony which was also attended by IIUI Rector Dr. Masoom Yasinzai.
Federal Minister of state for IT and Telecom Ms. Anusha Rahman presented the awards to the winners of the competition.

Dr. Masoom felicitated the students while adding that the university is proud of winner as they brought fame to the institution by showcasing their exceptional talent.

 

FEMALE CAMPUS ORGANIZES MAHFIL-E-MUSHEARA
Report By: Hafiz Atiq ur Rehman
Student Advisor Office Female Campus, International Islamic University Islamabad organized Mahfil-e-Mushaera in connection with Spring Carnival 2015 at IIUI. The Musheara was graced by the Rector IIUI Dr. Masoom Yasinzai as chief guest, while, renowned poetess Sarwat Muhayeeuddin lighten the candle-stick of Musheara, Mrs. Hameedah Shaheen was guest of honour and Dr. Najeeba Arif Students’ Advisor was a moderator of Musheara. The Musheara was also attended by the renowned and famous poetesses including Perween Tahir, Muhamdia Ghazia, Talat Nureen, Basra Farukh, Aysah Masood, Tabassam Ikhlaq, Dr. Bashir Khan, Vice President Academic IIUI, Dr. Samina Malik Director Female Campus and large number of students. On the occasion, Dr. Masoom said, co-curricular activities not only enhance the capabilities and proficiency of the students, these also promote patriotism and moral values. He was of the views that, poetry enhances the intellectual level and is one of the richest assets of our social and traditions, it must be kept alive. Mrs. Sarwat opened the Musheara on lightening the candle, while students took great interest and gave heartiest appreciation to all poetesses. At the end, guests were awarded gift and university shields.

DR. AL-DRAIWEESH MEETS ASAAM ANWAR AL-KHALIFA, DIRECTOR GENERAL AL-ALEXANDRIA COMPANY EGYPT
Report By: Hafiz Atiq ur Rehman
President International Islamic University Islamabad, Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh in his recent visit to Egypt met with Asaam Anwar Al-Khalifa, Director General Al-Alexandria Company for Development and Information Technology, Egypt. In the meeting, Dr. Al-Draiweesh was warmly welcomed where he paid high gratitude and thank to the host on such a great reception. Dr. Al-Draiweesh apprised about the IIUI with detail briefing. He said that, IIUI is one of the unique institutes of the world, where students are being nurtured with beautiful blend of oriental and modern way of education. Dr. Al-Draiweesh also said that, varsity is working and getting excellence in the field of engineering, technology and applied sciences, which are the top most priority of the IIUI. President IIU also threw light on the achievements of the students and teachers in different fields and development road map of IIUI. Asaam Anwar Al-Khalifa while expressing his views admired the efforts and contributions of Dr. Al-Draiweesh for the promotion and battement of IIUI. Both sides also agreed to co-operate with each other under the banner of a MoU in future. They also said both the institutions would share their skills and expertise in the field of science and technology. It was also agreed that, Al-Alexandria Company would assist and offer a system to IIU to make a data base and digitalize the IIUI libraries to make the access easy. It was also discussed that IIUI would contribute its expertise in the field of Translations by its Center of Arabic Language, which is going to initiate working on comprehensive dictionary of terminologies consisting different field of knowledge. Both the personalities were also on the point that, both the institutions would exchange their skill by exchange of students and teachers and would initiate E-learning educational programs.

DR. YASMIN N. SHARIF CALLS ON DR. NABI BUX JUMANI, VISITS IIUI
Report By: Hafiz Atiq ur Rehman
A delegation comprising Dr. Yasmin N. Sharif, Director of Grants, University of Rio, Grande, and Rio Grande Community College, United States of America, Dr. Aslam Adeeb renowned Pakistani educationist visited Department of Education, International Islamic University Islamabad. In meeting with Dr. Nabi Bux Jumnai, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences IIUI, and Dr. Muhammad Munir Kayani, Acting Chairman, Department of Education briefed the distinguished guests about the Department of Education, curriculum, programs being offered and developments of the Faculty of Social Sciences. Director of Grants also hold meeting with the faculty members of the department of education and discussed matters of mutual interest.
Dr. Jumani added that Department of Education is continuously working on revising and updating the standards of quality of education. He also showed his interest to sing MoUs with Rio Grande University in future. Dr. Yasmin appreciated the efforts made by the department under the visionary leadership of the faculty.

MALAYSIAN EDUCATION MINISTER CALLS ON PRESIDENT IIUI
Report By: Muhammad Nauman
Malaysia’s Education Minister Dato Seri Idris Jusoh called on International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) President Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh at his office.
During the meeting, Dr Al-Draiweesh gave a detailed introduction of campuses and departments of IIUI and highlighted its academic achievements. The meeting stressed the need to enhance collaboration in various academic spheres and exchange programmes and discussed various issues of mutual interest.

President IIUI said on the occasion that university has signed various MoUs with the number of national and international universities and its doors are always open for cooperation with educational institutions of the world.

IIUI HOLDS LECTURE TO MARK CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS OF HALI
Report By: Muhammad Nauman
A lecture at Urdu Department of International Islamic University was held in connection with centennial celebrations of Maulana Altaf Hussain Hali.
The lecture’s keynote speaker was Ahmed Javed, Director Iqbal Academy who highlighted aspects of Hali’s poetry, personality and works. He opined that Maulana Hali gave new avenues to the poetry. He discussed esthetic sense and ethical awareness in his works while he added that Iqbal was the next to think with that much farsightedness and vision after Hali.
Dr. Tayab Munir, head of the Urdu department at varsity pay tributes’ to Hali in his remarks while Dr. Aziz Ibn ul Hassan gave a briefed introduction of the guest speaker. The lecture was attended by number of teachers and students and literary figures of twin cities.

DES HOLDS SEMINAR TO MARK EARTH DAY
Report By: Muhammad Nauman
Seminar, “it’s our turn to lead”, to mark the Earth Day was organized by the students of Department of Environmental Science (DES), FBAS, IIUI under the management of Environmental Science Society (ESS).
Professor Dr. Zafar Mahmood Khalid, Chairman Department of Biotechnology & Bioinformatics was the guest speaker, while Prof. Dr. M. Irfan Khan Chairman Department of Environmental Science hosted the occasion.

Dr Z. M. Khalid, during his address said that our earth is “Amanah” from Almighty Allah and everyone has responsibility to care for it. “It’s all resources are for us and we should keep it like a home” he added.
Dr. M. Irfan Khan, while addressing the students said that a lot of awareness has been created about the environmental issues all over the world. “Now there is time for us to realize our roles regarding care of earth” he furthered. He was of the view that environment can be changed positively with behavior and attitude of taking care of nature. Dr. Irfan suggested that the society should take care of the issues and the youth is very much responsible to bring a positive change.
At the end, Student adviser of the department, Hafiz M. Naseer Ahsan thanked students and participants while encouraging them for taking active part in this positive activity.

SPRING CARNIVAL FEMALE CAMPUS CONCLUDES, DR. AL-DRAIWEESH DISTRIBUTES PRIZES
FACULTY OF USULUDDIN DECLARED BEST FACULTY
Report By: Hafiz Atiq ur Rehman
The Spring Carnival of International Islamic University Islamabad amid at multi coloured, curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities at Female Campus ended concluded with cheers and expression of winning the prizes. The Faculty of Usuluddin declared best Faculty with top scorer in Spring Carnival and successfully defended its title. The last activity was a concluding ceremony with prizes distribution which was graced by the President IIUI Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh as a chief guest while Vice President Academics Dr. Bashir Khan, Director General AF&P Gulzar Ahmed Khwaja, Director Female Campus Dr. Samina Malik, Student’s Advisor Dr. Najiba Arif. The Spring Carnival was organized under the auspices of the Student’s Advisor Office Female which witnessed large number of participation of the students in more than thirty different competitions. Speaking to the concluding ceremony, Dr. Al-Draiweesh said, such events are highly important for the students along with their studies as these activities boost the exposure and moral. He further said, co-curricular activities enhance the confidence and productive approach in positive way to move forward. ”Women are best innovative and creative in all respect; they are playing their role in the progress, prosperity of the country and Muslim Ummah“. He maintained. President was of the view that women should be equipped in modern ways of technology and exposure of media as they are expected to play significant and productive role in the society. Dr. Al-Draiweesh said women’s contributions are very vital in the development and reformation of society in all the ages; university always encourages women and provide healthy and peaceful milieu for the progress.
Dr. Bashir Khan said in his address, while emphasising on curricular activities said that these events reactivate the courage and capability of the students. He said teachers are the role model; they should inspire and motivate their students in positive and healthy participation.
He was of the view that, change is in nature of man and these cultural and healthy events bring change and create new hope of development and progress.
Gulzar Ahmed also shared his views that, the annual activities are being observed even more innovative and improved every year. He said that, university has clear objective to support and enhance capability and proficiency of the students by providing them all possible facilities. Earlier, Dr. Samina Malik, in her welcome address, said, the large number of participation made this Spring Carnival successful. She said, commendable participation and cheering faces of the enthusiastic winners are clear indicator success. Dr. Najiba Arif in her vote of thanks paid high tribute to all the worthy guests and said the acknowledgment of the higher authority shows the success of the event. At the end, more than 150 position holders were awarded prizes and certificates.

SPRING CARNIVAL-2015
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