Pakistan Study Centre

University of Peshawar

A delegation of National Institute of Historical and Cultural Research (NIHCR) Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad visited Pakistan Study Centre. The team was led by Syed Umar Hayat, Director NIHCR. Other members of the delegation included Dr. Farah Gul, Munir Khawar, Dr. Iffat, Dr. Himayatulah  Khan, Dr. Altafullah, and Dr. Akhtar Rasul Bodla.The delegation was received by Director Pakistan Study Centre and faculty and admin staff.

The NIHCR donated 250 books to Pakistan Study Centre which will be kept in a separate corner of the Centre’s library. 

On this occasion, a ceremony was held which was addressed by Director Pakistan Study Centre Prof Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam and Syed Umar Hayat, Director NIHCR. Dr. Fakhar thanked NIHCR for the generous gesture and hoped that these books will enrich the knowledge of the students and scholars. 

In his speech, Director NIHCR said that his Institute attaches great importance to partnership with Pakistan Study Centre. He said that both the organizations are signatory to a Memorandum of Understanding since 2012. He thanked Prof Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam for his wholehearted support.


The delegation also met Prof. Dr. Sayed Minhajul Hasan, Dean of Arts and Humanities University of Peshawar.


پاکستان سٹڈی سینٹر پشاور یونیورسٹی میں "اُردو زبان کی ترقی و ترویج میں پختونوں کا حصہکے عنوان سے ایک سیمینار کا اھتمام کیا گیا۔ سینٹر کے ڈایٗریکٹر پروفیسر ڈاکٹر فخرالاسلام نے صدارت کی۔ سیمینار کے کلیدی مقرر نینشنل انسٹی ٹیوٹ اٰف پاکستان سٹڈیز قایٗد اعظم یونیورسٹی اسلام اباد کے پروفیسر ڈاکٹر حنیف خلیل تھے۔ اُنہوں نے بر صغیر کی تاریخ کا جامع تجزیہ پیش کیا اور اُس میں پختونوں کے کردار پر مفصل گفتگو رکھی۔ اُنہوں نے کہا کہ ہندوستان کی کیٗی ریاستوں کے حکمران پختون تھے جنہوں نے علم و ادب کی آبیاری کے ساتھ اردو کی ترقی کی ترویج میں بھی تاریخی کردار ادا کیا۔ انہوں نے اس امر پر افسوس کا اظہار کیا کہ ، سیاست ،ادب، فنون لطیفہ اور فلم انڈسٹری پر پُختونوں نے راج کیا مگر لوگ اُن کی اصل شناخت کو ظاہر کرنے سے کتراتے رہے۔ اُنہوں نے کہاکہ سابقہ ریاستوں کے حکمران ایک طرف، بھارت کے صدر ذاکر حسین بھی پُختو ن تھے۔ اُنہوں نے کہا کہ کلاسیکی اُردو ادب کے شھسواروں میں انشاٗاللہ خان، جوش ملیح آبادی، اختر شیرانی، امتیاز علی خان عرشی وغیرہ سب پُختون تھے جبکہ جدید ادب و شاعری میں احمد فراز، طارق رحمان، ایوب صابر اور اجمل خٹک وغیرہ نے اُردو میں لکھا اور اس کی ترویج میں اہم کردار ادا کیا۔ سیمینار میں پاکستان سڈی سینٹر کے تدریسی عملے کے ارکان اور طلبا ء و طالبات کی بڑی تعداد نے شرکت کی اور آخر میں ڈاکٹر حنیف خلیل سے سوالات کیٗے۔ سینٹر کے ڈایٗریکٹر پروفیسر ڈاکٹر فخرالاسلام نے سپاس تشکر پیش کیا

Pakistan Study Centre University of Peshawar arranged a seminar on Allama Iqbal’s Vision in the centre on November 8, 2016. Study Aid Foundation Peshawar collaborated in arranging the event.  Prof. Dr. Dost Muhammad Khan Director Sheikh Zayed Islamic Centre, Prof. Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam Director Pakistan Study Centre and Muhammad Atique, Coordinator Study Aid Foundation addressed the seminar.

Inaugurating the seminar, Prof. Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam Director Pakistan Study Centre said that Allama Iqbal had a multi-dimensional personality. He was a poet, a philosopher and a statesman. However, all facets of his personality were dominated by fear of Allah, love for Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and concern for welfare of Muslims. He said that the prominent thing about Iqbal was that he remained in the West but criticized it on the basis of his keen observations.

In his key note address, Prof. Dr. Dost Muhammad Khan Director Sheikh Zayed Islamic Centre gave details of the condition of India on the eve of Allama Iqbal’s birth and then progress of his struggle. He said that the fall of Mughul dynasty and later the defeat of Indians in the 1857 War of Independence brought untold miseries for India Muslims. He said from the 3rd decade of 20th Century till his death, Iqbal guided and led the Indian Muslims in their struggle towards freedom. He further said that it was Iqbal who persuaded Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah to come back from England and lead the Muslims of India. Further for ideological reconstruction of Indian Muslims, he invited Mulana Maudoodi to leave his native town in Hyderabad Deccan and shift to Pathankot in Eastern Punjab. Dr. Dost Muhammad said, had Iqbal not been there, the history of the Indian Subcontinent would have been different.

Muhammad Atique, Coordinator Study Aid Foundation urged upon the new generation to follow the footsteps of Allama Iqbal and shoulder responsibilities of future with dedication and fervor.

leftThe University of Peshawar is a public sector university in the city of Peshawar, Pakistan. The university was established in October 1950 by Mr. Liaquat Ali Khan, the first Prime Minister of Pakistan as an offshoot of Islamia College Peshawar, which was founded in 1913.  read more