Ambassador Hassan hands
ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Pakistan to Indonesia, Timor Leste and Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Muhammad Hassan on Wednesday handed over 62 books donated by Iqbal Academy Lahore to the Sir Allama Iqbal Room in Al-Azhar University, Jakarta.
Ambassador of Pakistan to Indonesia, Muhammad Hassan called on Rector of University Al-Azhar, Jakarta and handed over 62 books donated by Iqbal Academy Lahore to the Sir Allama Muhammad Iqbal Room in the said university, said a press release issued here.
The Sir Allama Muhammad Iqbal Room and Pakistan Corner in the university of Al-Azhar, Jakarta were established in September 2021 with the collaboration of Embassy of Pakistan, Jakarta.
The two learning centers in University Al-Azhar were inaugurated by the former Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Gulzar Ahmad and Senior Judge of the Supreme Court, Justice Ejaz-ul-Hassan, who at that time were in Indonesia to participate in the 2nd Judicial Conference of Constitutional and Supreme Courts of OIC member states.
Ambassador Muhammad Hassan was received by the Rector of Al-Azhar University Prof. Dr. Ir. Asep Saefuddin along with Vice Rectors and members of his team, in his office for a meeting.
During the meeting, the Rector thanked the Ambassador for the donation of books and expressed his keen desire to enhance the scope of mutual collaboration to include student and faculty exchanges, scholarships, and MOUs with Pakistani universities. The Rector also mentioned the scholarships offered by Al-Azhar University to Pakistani students.
Ambassador Muhammad Hassan agreed on the need for further collaboration in the field of education between Pakistani and Indonesian universities. He mentioned that the Pakistan embassy was ready to play its role to facilitate contacts between Indonesian and Pakistani universities.
The ambassador also briefed the Rector about the scholarship programs of the government of Pakistan and other universities for Indonesian students. He further stated that 62 out of 87 books donated to Sir Allama Muhammad Iqbal Room were provided by Iqbal Academy, Lahore.
Subsequently, the Ambassador visited Pakistan Corner in the library and Sir Allama Muhammad Iqbal Room. He also visited the Harvest Halal Nutrition Festival which was organized by the students of the university and appreciated the efforts of students. – APP