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All set to lay foundation-stone of SMIU Malir Campus on Dec 25.

KARACHI -- Foundation stone laying ceremony of Sindh Madressatul Islam University's (SMIU) Malir Campus Karachi will be held on 25 December 2017.

Prime Minister of Pakistan and Chief Minister Sindh have been invited to grace the event. The ceremony is being held in connection with the birthday anniversary of SMIU's illustrious student and founder of Pakistan Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. Also, it is a part of Pakistan's 70 years' celebrations.

In this regard a meeting with senior management was chaired by Vice Chancellor SMIU Dr Mohammad Ali Shaikh, wherein arrangements were reviewed and finalized.

Addressing the meeting, Dr Shaikh said that it was their proud privilege to state that the Government of Pakistan had approved first phase of development of SMIU Campus at Education City, Malir, Karachi, with the capital cost of Rs 1.57 billion. 'As suggested by the CDWP, with Senator Sartaj Aziz in Chair, the foundation-stone of the campus is to be laid on Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah's birthday, 25th December 2017, at the site of new campus as a part of Pakistan's 70 years' celebrations,' Dr Shaikh maintained.

Dr Shaikh further said that it would be a historic occasion because a new campus was being added to SMIU after 130 years. The first stone laying ceremony of SMI's main building was held on November 14th 1887, when Viceroy of India Lord Dufferin had laid the foundation stone of the building and this would be the second foundation stone laying ceremony.

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Publication:The Messenger (Karachi, Pakistan)
Geographic Code:9PAKI
Date:Dec 20, 2017
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