UAE minister sets up trust for Lal Masjid students
ISLAMABAD, Aug 23: United Arab Emirates (UAE) Higher Education Minister
Nahayan Mubarak Al-Nahayan has set up a trust to arrange world-class education
for the dislodged students of Lal Masjid and Jamia Hafsa aged under
Pakistan Muslim League (PML) President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, who
has been nominated as the trust's vice-chairperson, told a news conference here
that the new educational institute would also accommodate young students from
the earthquake-hit areas of NWFP and Azad Kashmir.
It may be mentioned
that the proposed school was announced by the PML president in presence of
Minister of State for Information Tariq Azeem some time back exclusively for the
children of quake victims.
The school will be set up in a building that
was originally constructed by Pakistan's Ministry of Education to impart
technical education to youth of the area, but was abandoned due to lack of water
Mr Shujaat told reporters that both male and female students
aged 10 and under would be given admission to the school and the trust would
bear all expenses of their boarding and lodging.
Even the students
acquiring education upto Cambridge and senior Cambridge level will be
facilitated in getting higher education on the trust's
Recruitment of teachers has already started, and admissions to
class-III to V will be offered in next couple of months.
The UAE higher
education minister will be chairperson of the trust, while Federal Education
Minister Javed Ashraf Qazi and Minister of State for Information Tariq Azeem
will be its trustees.
The students will be imparted both religious and
modern education at the school, and all its expenses will be borne by Sheikh
|Updated: 14 Oct, 2014|