KARACHI - Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) had decided to conduct research studies on the life, vision and achievements of its prominent leaders and alumni to highlight their role in the development of Pakistan. 

Sindh Madressatul Islam was one the oldest educational institutes of South Asia founded by Khan Bahadur Hassanally Effendi on 1st September, 1885. Since then it has produced several prominent alumni who played a leading role in the creation of Pakistan and, later, served the nation in their capacities. 

Among them there were various prominent leaders, soldiers, jurists and educationists including Quaid-e-Azam, Sir Shahnawaz Bhutto, Sir Abdullah Haroon, Sir Ghulam Hussain Hidayatullah, Khan Bahadur Muhammad Ayub Bhutto Khuhro, Shaikh Abdul Majid Sindhi, Syed Ghulam Mustafa Shah, Allama I I Kazi, Allama Umer Bin Muhammad Daudpota, Muhammmad HashimGhazdar, Muhmmad Ibrahim Joyo, Hanif Muhammad, Lt General Ghulam Mohammad Malik and several other who constituted its proud roll of honor.

According to the details, this year the university had nominated two illustrious personalities Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah and Khan Bahadur Hassanally Effendi. 

Talking to media on Saturday, Public Relations Officer (PRO) SMIU Mustafa Jatoi said that the university had taken such initiative to promote and encourage the research on the illustrious personalities in the country. 

“The university has invited research papers from national and international scholars on the themes ‘A rare Insight into the Quaid-e-Azam’s Educational Achievements and Khan Bahadur Hassanally Effendi: An Icon of modern Education in South Asia,” Jatoi articulated. 

In addition, scholar who would produce one of the best research papers on the each theme would have opportunity to win awards, he said, adding that one the best research paper on the each theme would be selected by the jury.  So, the authors would have opportunity to win Foundation-Day award and cash prize of PKR 100,000, he stated, maintaining that certificate of participation would also be distributed among authors. 

Moreover, the authors would have another opportunity to get their papers published in SMIU journals / publications, he informed, urging that all authors should submit the research papers through fdaward@smiu.edu.pk by April 30, 2021. 

However, the award distribution ceremony would be held on 1st September 2021 – the 137th Foundation-Day of SMIU. The selected authors would be informed before 15th August 2021.