By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)
A delegation of the Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association (AMUOBA), led by its President and Chancellor SSUET, Engr Mohammad Adil Usman, called on President-Elect Mamnoon Hussain, at the State Guest House, Karachi, on September 2.
Comprising of the AMUOBA’s Executive Committee members, the delegation discussed various issues and brought to his knowledge problems and challenges faced by the Association and academic sector.
The SSUET Chancellor and the President AMUOBA, Engr Adil Usman, on behalf of the Association, formally congratulated Mamnoon Hussain on his success in the Presidential election and his commendable achievement. He said the country expects that he would act to address the genuine problems and particularly for economic prosperity of Pakistan.
He informed that due to high standard of education at SSUET, over 5000 students are studying in the university while three new disciplines were being introduced to start from 2014 academic year which Architecture, Software Engineering and Bioinformatics.
Engr Adil Usman briefed the President-Elect about the university’s new campus, being developed on 200 acres of land in Education City, besides throwing light on the grand project of Sir Syed Tower due to take off shortly.
The delegation comprised Cdre (Rtd) Saleem A. Siddiqui, Muhammad Yousuf Siddiqui, Mukhtar Ahmed Naqvi, Muhammad Salman Sualeh, Shajar Ali Hashmi, Ali Zafar Khan Afridi, Masood Alam, Abdul Rasheed Khan, Dr Jafar Nazir Usmani, Tariq Sabzwari and others.
President-Elect Mamnoon Hussain described the visit of the AMUOBA delegation very important and meaningful. He thoroughly appreciated the efforts of the AMUOBA members who, he observed, are following the Aligarh spirit and vision of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan for promotion of cause of education.
He said such visits would definitely help boost bilateral relations in evolving strategies to tackle serious issues.
On the occasion Chancellor Adil Usman presented the publications of the SSUET as memento to President-elect Mamnoon Hussain.