Hawks Bay Campus of SMIU to be established

KARACHI:The campus of the Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) would be established at the Hawks Bay here.

This was informed at the fourth meeting of the Senate of Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SIMU), which held at its premises here on Friday.

Sindh Minister for Education, Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar, who is also Pro-Chancellor of SMIU, chaired the meeting.

Dr Mohammad Ali Shaikh, Vice Chancellor of SMIU, while presenting the five year report of the university said that the present provincial government of Sindh has given ten acres of land to SMIU in Hawks Bay area, where ‘Hawks Bay Campus of SMIU’ will be established soon.

In his report Dr Mohammad Ali Shaikh said that earlier the Government of Sindh had given one hundred acres of land for SMIU’s Malir Campus in the Education City of Karachi, however this area will take some time to get developed. Therefore, it was an urgent need of the SMIU to get a plot in its vicinity to establish its new campus to fulfill its growing needs.

He said that the enrollment of the students is increased every year at SMIU that is why, the present day Main Campus of the university in insufficient to accommodate all students.

‘Sindh Madressatul Islam University has emerged as one of the best and quality universities of the country. Keeping such fact in the mind it needs to be expended to some extent to give opportunity of learning to those students who are willing to get enrollment in the alma mater of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah’, Dr Shaikh said and added that in this respect we requested to the Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah for allocation of a piece of land in the vicinity of SMIU and he happily ordered to give the SMIU ten acres of land for its new campus in the said area.

SMIU will receive possession of the land within two weeks.

Dr Mohammad Ali Shaikh also highlighted other achievements of the varsity made in the areas of quality education, research, training of faculty and SMIU’s leadership program etc.

Sindh Education Minister Jam Mahtab Hussain Dahar in his speech said that Sindh Madressatul Islam University enjoys a historic status due to its affiliation with founder of the country Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah and other leading figures of Pakistan Movement. This is why the Government of Sindh has always supported it.

He said that the government of Sindh will fully support SMIU in establishment of its new campus in Hawks Bay.

The education minister announced that SMIU will be included in the Sindh Education Department’s Endowment Fund, from where deserving students of the university will be benefited.