HEC marks Sir Syed’s 200th birthday 

Balighur Rehman says Sir Syed Ahmed Khan laid the foundation of academic pursuits


APP October 18, 2017
Balighur Rehman says Sir Syed Ahmed Khan laid the foundation of academic pursuits. PHOTO: THEFAMOUSPEOPLE.COM

ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) Tuesday organised a ceremony to celebrate the 200th birthday of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan to pay him a glowing tribute here at the Commission Secretariat. State Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Balighur Rehman said Sir Syed Ahmed Khan not only created awareness among the Muslims of Sub-continent about the significance of modern, scientific education, but he also advocated their case in front of the British Empire in a strong manner. He said Sir Syed Ahmed Khan laid the foundation of academic pursuits.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 18th, 2017.

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