Allama Iqbal Open University’s (AIOU) Department of Shariah and Law, Faculty of Arabic and Islamic Studies will be launching Shariah programmes in PhD, LLM and MS from the Autumn semester this year to facilitate working lawyers who aim to improve their academic qualifications.
According to a press release, all administrative and academic homework has been finalized in this connection. Acting vice-chancellor and dean of the faculty of Arabic and Islamic studies, Prof Dr Ali Asghar Chishti, said admissions in these programs would be offered in the next semester.
The university will also introduce a Bachelor of Law degree at a later stage after obtaining the consent of bar associations, he said.
The Department of Islamic Law and Jurisprudence was established in 1999 to teach Islamic law and Shariah from matriculation to PhD level.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 7th, 2014.