Nations can earn respect only through education: moot toldSeptember 28, 2014
KARACHI: Dr Mohammad Ali Shaikh, Vice Chancellor of the Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University Lyari (BBSU), has termed establishment of Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University in Lyari as one of the greatest happenings for the people of Lyari.
Speaking as a chief guest on Orientation Day of 5th batch of BBSU Lyari held on Monday at auditorium of the university, Dr Shaikh, who is holding additional charge of vice chancellor of BBSU Lyari besides working as vice chancellor of Sindh Madressatul Islam University, said: “The Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University, Lyari is going to change the identity of the Lyari from commonly perceived as den of gamblers and drug dealers to the one producing scholars, intellectuals and professionals.
He said Lyari possesses a centuries old rich history and culture; hence BBSU would bring positive changes in lives of people of the area through modern and quality education. “The change in Lyari is imminent as BBSU has been named after a great leader Shaheed Mohtrama Benazir Bhutto, who had given much importance to education for young generation of the country,” he maintained.
Shaikh said the nations can earn respect only by education not by violence, oppression and injustice, therefore, BBSU Lyari would prove one of the best universities of the country that would change destiny of people of Lyari and its adjoining areas.
He was of the view that BBSU Lyari had laid foundation to become a university of an international level; hence, he was optimist that it would produce dynamic leadership of the country in coming days.” He also said the university would concentrate on research work.
While recalling historic bond between Sindh Madressatul Islam and people of Lyari, Dr Shaikh said SMI had very close relationship with people of Lyari, spread over 130 years, as majority of people of Lyari had received their education from Sindh Madressah. “It is proud to say that the best footballers of Lyari had also remained students of SMI,” Shaikh said and added that doors of SMIU were open for students of BBSU Lyari who could visit SMIU and get benefit from its facilities at any time.
He also declared both the universities – SMIU and BBSU as ‘sister universities’ and emphasized on establishment of best working relationship among them, in the areas of quality education and research work.
Habib Hassan, Head of Lyari Resource Center, also expressed his views about the university and said it was a great gift to the people of Lyari from PPP.
Earlier, heads of various faculties and departments such as Prof Dr Abdul Shah Bukhari, Dean of Faculty of Computer Science, Dr Farida Azeem Lodhi, Chairperson of Education Department, Dr Gobind, Head of Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration, Prof. Noor Mohammed Memon, Director Finance and Controller of Examinations, Prof Dr Taj Mohammad Baloch, Registrar and Syed Shafique Hyder Moosvi also spoke. Faculty members of various departments also introduced themselves on the occasion.
Later on Dr Mohammad Ali Shaikh inaugurated a bookshop established by the BBSU Lyari in its premises.
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