Nazeer Hussain University will compete with International Institutions

Professional Education is the sine qua non for the survival and progress of Pakistan and full attention will have to be given to the education along with defence for the national security. These views were expressed by Mr Tariq Mir at the inaugural function of Nazeer Hussain University (NHU) in Karachi.

Mr Mir is the President of NHU and founder and managing trustee of the Society for Unwell and Needy (SUN), an international welfare organization.

Mr Mir said that lack of proper education and ignorance was incongruous with the 21st century. He said that the NHU would prove to be a milestone in the progress and advancement of the country.

Mr Mir said it was unfortunate that the Pakistani universities were not at par with international standards. He said that the NHU would not only compete with the international universities in high standards but it would equip the students for better employment.

Speaking about the programmes being offered by the university Mr Mir said that initially admissions would be given in the faculties of engineering, architecture and business administration. He said that the faculty of medicine would also start functioning soon.

Mr Mir said that highly qualified teachers living outside the country would also participate in the process of teaching through video conferencing.


Mr Mir said that the admission process would start from August 2012 and initially 1000 students would be admitted. The university, spreading on an area of 15 acre, has future expansion plans to accommodate 5000 students in various faculties.

Mr Mir said that hostel and sports facilities would also be provided to the students.

Deputy Conveners of the Co-ordination Committee of the MQM Dr Muhammad Farooq Sattar, Mr Anis Ahmed Qaimkhani, Mrs Nasreen Jalil, Dr Nusrat Shoukat, other members of the committee, MNAs, MPAs and senators were also present on the occasion.

Syed Mustafa Kamal, member of the Co-ordination Committee, vice chancellor of Muhammad Ali Jinnah University Dr Abdul Wahab, former British Justice Minister Mr Shahid Malik, Mr Nasir Gulzar also spoke on the occasion.