Pak, Turkish educational cooperation imperative: Mehmet Gormez

Cooperation between Pakistani and Turkish educational institutions is imperative and Turkey is mulling to open an Islamic university similar to the International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI).

This was said by the President of Turkish Religious Affairs Mehmet Gormez on his visit along with Turkish Ambassador, Babur Girgin and other delegation members to IIUI.

The delegation met with the varsity Rector, Dr Masoom Yasinzai and later with the IIUI’s vice presidents, deans, director general and the other high officials.

“IIUI is an eminent asset of the Muslim world, its Alumni has proved its calibre and lofty goals across the world, ” said Turkish head of Religious Affairs. He stressed that the universities of Turkey and Pakistan should focus keenly on expanding mutual cooperation. This cooperation could be a pathway to the solution of Muslim’s issues, he added.

Dr Masoom Yasinzai apprised delegates about the university and said corruption and terrorism are leading global challenges which can only be defeated through the education. He further said that the universities could pay a vital role in the eradication of violent attitudes.

IIUI rector said that the university is working on the lines of producing skilled individuals who are aware of Islamic teachings. The rector also said that the IIUI’s cooperation with the Islamic universities would be a way to kerb challenges faced by the Muslim world.

Later, the delegation visited Faisal Masjid and a luncheon was hosted in the honour of Turkish delegates which was also attended by the Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Muhammad Yousaf.

On the occasion, a university crest was also presented to Turkish head of delegation.


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