Islamabad, September 13, 2018 (PPI-OT): The Higher Education Commission (HEC) will encourage Pakistani researchers to provide technical assistance to our partner countries, especially our partners in the Islamic world. This was stated by Dr. Tariq Banuri, Chairman, Higher Education Commission (HEC) during a meeting with Dr. Ahmed Yousif Ahmed Al-Draiweesh, President, International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) and Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, Rector, IIUI who called on him at the Commission Secretariat.
Dr. Draiweesh appreciated the HEC’s role in guiding universities and encouraging them to produce research relevant to the country’s needs as well as the needs of the Muslim Ummah. As the Acting Coordinator General, COMSTECH (OIC Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation), Dr. Banuri shared his vision to bring the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member countries together to mobilise mutual technical assistance and address the issues of climate change, energy, water scarcity, agriculture and disaster management and other problems requiring scientific solutions.
Felicitating the Chairman on the start of Hijri Year 1439, Dr. Draiweesh and Dr. Yasinzai said that the IIUI plans to organise a conference to promote sectarian harmony and peaceful coexistence in line with Paigham-e-Pakistan, a verdict signed by 1,800 scholars from various schools of thought. They said eminent religious scholars from various sects will be invited to reflect and share their views in the light of Quran and Sunnah.
Dr. Banuri appreciated the IIUI’s efforts to promote sectarian harmony. He said the HEC fully supports the objectives of Paigham-e-Pakistan and especially the endeavours to mobilise Pakistani youth, faculty and civil institutions behind a national consensus agenda.
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