KARACHI – Sindh Madressatul Islam University Vice Chancellor Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh has said that the students who have been succeeded in getting admission at SMIU have a distinction being called the fellows of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, who had studied over here at SMI for about 5 years.

Addressing the Orientation Day for the students of the first batch of newly established SMI University at its Sir Shahnawaz Bhutto Auditorium vice chancellor Dr Mohammad Ali Shaikh said SMIU students are true heirs of the Quaid, who had bequeathed one third of his residuary property to his alma mater through the last will.

He said Mr Jinnah had three great qualities; as he had a great competence; he was honest and had great love for his people. “After 54 years to his death, no one can figure out towards his honesty,” the vice chancellor said

Dr Shaikh said although the Quaid was belonging to a poor family, but he earned money through hard working as he was a most popular lawyer of the Indo-Pak subcontinent. But it was his uniqueness and greatness that he despite distributing his all property among his family members, he preferred to give it to the educational institutions, where the Muslim students were used to get quality education. This is why, Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah was in favour of education for Muslim youth, and never wanted the students to involve in the students politics.

Dr Shaikh giving reference of the Quaid said that once students from Aligarh met with him and expressed their wish to participate in the politics, but the Quaid categorically said them that they first acquire education, then can enter in the political arena, because they can benefit the Muslims only after getting education.

Emphasising the newly enrolled students the vice chancellor of SMIU said that they have to follow the legacy of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah in terms of competence, honesty, hardworking and selflessness. He also said that there would be zero tolerance if the students were found in any immoral and non academic activity. The discipline of the SMI has unique history, the vice chancellor said and added that once Mr Mohammad Ali Jinnah had remained absent for a month from SMI, his admission was cancelled, likewise, if any one amongst the newly enrolled students will fail to follow the rules and discipline of the university will not be allowed to continue at SMIU.

Dr Mohammad Ali Shaikh said the SMIU had made all necessary arrangements to start classes for the first batch of SMIU from Monday, January 14, 2013. He said besides providing conducive academic atmosphere at the SMIU we are providing all academic facilities to the students. Now they have to get maximum benefit from these all the supporting facilities.

Earlier, Ameen Khuwaja, lecturer SMIU gave presentation on the historic role of the Sindh Madressatul Islam with reference of the present day SMI. Later on, Pro Dr Safeeullah Soomro, chairman of Computer Science, Dr Fozia Khan, chairperson of Media Studies, Dr Seema Jeelani, chairperson of Environmental Studies, Dr Mehboobul Hassan, chairman of Business Administration and Dr Anjum Bano Kazmi, chairperson of Education Department introduced their respective departments and faculty members with the students. Mr. Javed Anjum Shaikh, Additional Librarian and Mr. Mirza Wais Shah, Assistant Controller of Examination informed the students about joining library and examination procedures.