PM Imran to lay cornerstone for Sufism university today

Premier's aide Zulfi Bukhari says Al Qadir University will provide both Islamic and scientific education

Our Correspondent May 05, 2019
Devotees enter the shrine of Sindh’s renowned saint and poet Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai in Bhit Shah. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will lay the foundation stone of a university in Punjab dedicated to the study of Sufism on Sunday (today).

The premier will travel to Sohawa, a sub-division of Jhelum district, for the ground-breaking ceremony of the Al Qadir University.

A day earlier, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Sayed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari visited the town to review arrangements.

Speaking at the construction site, he told media that the university will provide Islamic and scientific education to students to make them ‘morally, intellectually and spiritually” accomplished.

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“The concept of setting up the Al Qadir University is to realise the prime minister’s dream of providing equal opportunities to the youth. PM Imran Khan has a vision to transform Pakistan into a welfare state and establishing institutions to impart Islamic teachings to the youth showed his [Imran] commitment.”

He added that besides the contemporary studies of religion with emphasis on Sufism in order to revive Islamic research culture among the youth, the university will also focus on science and technology.

“There are no universities from Gujrat to Rawalpindi, therefore, Sohawa has been selected as the location for the of the university to cater to educational needs of the area.”


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