Islamabad, 7 December 2022 (TDI): Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan, Nawaf bin Saeed Al-Maliki inaugurated Cultural Week at International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) to boost cultural harmony.

IIUI’s Cultural Week festivities were started by Saudi Ambassador Nawaf bin Saeed Al-Maliki on December 6, 2022, in the presence of Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, President of the Pakistani Higher Education Commission, faculty members, and students.

Ambassador also thanked the Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud for the four million dollars in aid granted to International Islamic University Islamabad.

He stated, “I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the Custodians of the Two Holy Mosques and their Crown Prince – may Allah protect them both – who have expressed their best wishes for the development and prosperity of the University, the administration, and the International Islamic University with the support of four million dollars.”

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The event, which includes a cuisine gala, book fair, lectures, a media hunt, an artist’s exhibition, and competitions for Qirat & Naat and Mushaira, will go on through 9 December 2022.

A book fair, a flower show, and culinary festivals were planned for the first day. In addition, the President of the IIUI, Dr. Hathal Homoud Alotaibi, and the Chairman of the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Dr. Mukhatar Ahmed.

Diplomats from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and other Muslim nations, vice presidents of the university, deans, directors general, student advisors, provosts, and a sizable number of students from both campuses attended

The Saudi Ambassador remarked during his speech that the extravaganza 2022 is a true representation of the university’s Islamic and international identity.

He asserted that the university’s well-planned programs would give young people a stage to display their abilities and channel their passions.

While in his speech, Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed stated that universities are important everywhere since they are a must for any country’s advancement.

For young brains to contribute to the nation’s socioeconomic development, he claimed that the government is determined to make youth compatible and competitive in accordance with contemporary necessities.

According to Chairman HEC, the education sector has a responsibility to spread knowledge and integrate into society.

The department of Islamic Arts and Architecture’s calligraphy exhibition was also opened by IIUI President. Rasheed Butt, a well-known calligrapher, served as the exhibition’s honorary host.