KARACHI: Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah, Secretary to Sindh Chief Minister on Boards and Universities has said that it was their duty to support and develop Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) with the objective of quality learning.
He said this during his visit to SMIU on Tuesday. “The government of Sindh is fully committed to play its role in development of this historic institution,” he pledged.
Shah further said that it was indeed privilege for him to visit historic institution, which had attained the status of university. “Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh has made great efforts to establish SMI University,” he said and added that Dr Shaikh was putting his all efforts to develop it as a modern and quality learning institution.
Earlier Dr Shaikh, Vice Chancellor SMIU gave a presentation on Sindh Madressatul Islam University’s evolution from school (in 1885) to college (in 1943) and to the level of university (in 2012).
Dr Shaikh in his presentation focused on the present day facilities available at the university for imparting quality education and also on the future plans including Malir Campus of SMIU. The vice chancellor informed the secretary to CM that SMIU was planning to carry out construction work of Malir Campus on its 100 acres plot soon. “We intend to establish a world class campus in the education city, where modern education would be imparted to national and international students,” he said.
Shah also visited the Jinnah Museum and other historic sections of the university. In the museum, he inspected the old academic record regarding to Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah as well as his alma maters Church Mission School, Karachi and Lincoln’s Inn, London.