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Book on Islamia College Peshawar launched

PESHAWAR, Nov 13: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak said a new KP cannot be built through highways, bridges and high-rise buildings but through a system and strengthening of institutions that can deliver to the masses, especially the poor. He was speaking at the launching ceremony of a book on Islamia College Peshawar authored by Dr. Lal Baha at Roos Keppel Hall of Islamia College University Peshawar. Vice Chancellor ICU Prof Ajmal Khan, Senior Alumni Association President and Ex Governor KP Ali Muhammad Jan Orakzai, Vice President Muhammad Zaman, General Secretary Jameel, brother of late Dr. Lal Baha and Alumni Member Dr Mashooq Ali also spoke on the occasion. The speakers highlighted different aspects of the book and the college. The Chief Minister while appreciating the history work of Dr. Lal Baha said that this book has paid penance of the soil. He said the Islamia College Peshawar and the affection of the people to this college has become part of the history and culture of this province. He said Islamia College Peshawar is one of the parent institutions of setting the foundation of higher education in this province. He said the college opened in 1913 and now it has become a university and many schools and colleges are born of this parent institution, but in fact Islamia College is still serving as the mother of all institutions in this region. Pervez Khattak announced an academic block, a library, hall and hostel for Islamia girls college, a new hostel for Islamia boys college, an ambulance for Islamia Collegiate School and also an overhead bridge on the adjacent Jamrud Road for convenience of the students. He also assured his full support to Islamia College University and its affiliated institutions on their needs and also clarified that in achievement of academic objectives, funds will never become hurdle from his government. He said that PTI led coalition government has removed the double standard in educational system and has implemented English language as the medium of instruction throughout the province. This will, he said, ensure that standard of education remain the same for everyone irrespective of their social and economic class and our youth will participate in a national spree and will be ready to face global challenges. He further said that in this province we will not just erect structure in the name of schools and colleges but will in true meaning create educational, research and innovation based institutions that will have its excellence in both science and technology and Arts and Heritage.]]>

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