PESHAWAR - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Masood Kausar has said that the Islamia College has a great role in the promotion of education and knowledge in this part of the world in particular and the time has come for the custodians of this historic asset to contribute for further improvement in the quality education.

Presiding over the 7th meeting of the Sir Sahibzada Abdul Qayyum Memorial Trust at Governor’s House here on Monday.

“There is a need to further this vision especially towards promotion of quality of the knowledge being imparted in this province in particular,” he said.

The meeting besides others was also attended by the former Governor Lt. Gen. (r) Ali Mohammad Jan Aurakzai, former Governor of Baluchistan, Lt. Gen. (r) Imaranullah Khan, former ambassador Amir Usman, chief secretaries, Sahibzada Imtiaz, Azam Khan and Ejaz Rahim.  Sitting Vice Chancellor of Islamia College University, Prof. Dr. Noor Jehan and former Vice Chancellor University of Peshawar Prof. Dr. Abdul Matin Khan were also present.

The meeting reviewed various proposals to further expand the role and contribution of the Trust for supplementing the ongoing efforts at various levels for the promotion of education in the province. The meeting was told that the Trust has managed resources to further expand its contribution and institutional development of its services, which also include provision of scholarships to deserving students in near future.  The participants also shared proposals to help the management of the Islamia College University, Peshawar, for observing the centenary celebrations of the institution in April next in a befitting way.

Kausar, who is also the chairman of the Trust, welcomed the enthusiastic spirit and generous contribution of the trustees for carrying forward the vision of Sir Sahibzada Abdul Qayyum and assured that every possible step will be taken to materialize the workable initiatives.