Sindh CM assures full support for SMIU developmentSeptember 12, 2017 at 4:26 am
karachi – sindh chief minister syed murad ali shah on monday assured his full support to sindh madressatul islam university (smiu) and termed it as national heritage due to its association with the founder of pakistan, quaid-e-azam mohammad ali jinnah and other freedom fighters. he said this in a meeting with vice chancellor smiu, dr. muhammad ali shaikh at chief minister’s house on quaid-e-azam’s death anniversary here .
murad ali shah further pointed out that the government of sindh will do everything possible to develop this historic institution. the chief minister paid rich tributes to khan bahadur hassanally effendi, who had introduced modern education in sindh through establishment of sindh madressatul islam in 1885. he said that shaheed zulfiqar ali bhutto, mohtarma benazir bhutto, former president asif ali zardari, the chairperson ppp bilawal bhutto zardari, and his own parents had been taking keen interest in the development of sindh madressah.
the vice chancellor apprised the chief minister that quaid-e-azam mohammad ali jinnah had studied at sindh madressatul islam for the longest period of his academic life, from july 1887 to january 1892. he further said that quaid-e-azam elevated sindh madressah from school to college in june 1943. subsequently, quaid-e-azam bequeathed one third of his entire property to sindh madressah through his last will. the vice chancellor appreciated the contributions made by chief minister towards his institution in his various capacities, including as the finance minister of sindh.
he said that the institution had been emerging as one of the top quality educational institution because of the patronage from government of sindh. on that occasion, the vc apprised the cm regarding the issues being faced by the institution as well as the development plans of the university. the chief minister assured the vice chancellor of his full support for resolution of those issues. on that occasion, the vice chancellor presented his book “quaid-e-azam mohammad ali jinnah: education, struggle & achievements” to the chief minister.