A farewell ceremony was arranged at the new campus in honour of outgoing Rector International Islamic University (IIU) Professor DrMasoomYasinzai who got retired on Tuesday (October 25th) after serving IIUI for a decade.
Other than Dr. Masoom, the farewell ceremony was joined by the IIUI President DrHathalHomoudAlotaibi along with the Vice Presidents, Deans, Directors and senior faculty members.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. HathalHomoudAlotaibi appreciated the efforts of Worthy Rector saying that his vision and his nature of hard work has set us on the track of success. He said that the university would keep benefiting from his insights as being one of varsity’s prudent contributors, Dr. Masoom shall always be consulted to guide in the light of his experiences. He thanked Dr. Masoom for his untiring work, honesty, selfless and altruistic services he granted to the university.
On the occasion, Dr. Masoom said that he has special attachment to this university. He discussed his immense love and bonding with IIUI saying that the university that faced many ups and downs, now, has been put on the pathway of the progress and prosperity that has been followed by the recent management. He assured of his maximum support and voice for the IIUI on all forums saying that in future as well he will be among the leading ranks to make IIUI one of the top universities of the world.
He thanked the Emassay of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Islamabad for its continuous support to university, while he also thanked Imam Muhammad bin Saud University saying that KSA’s cooperation during his service was exemplary. He also thanked the IIUI Pro chancellor Professor Dr. Ahmad Salem Muhammad Al- Ameri for his support and guidance. He also appreciated the vision and policies of Dr. HathalHomoudAlotaibi.
After the ceremony, Professor Yasinzai was accompanied by the IIUI President and Vice President who saw him off for the departure.
Dr. Masoom served IIUI for 10 years and he is an international scientist who has also served as Vice Chancellor Balochistan University and VC Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad. He had his primary education from Kuchlak, a suburb of Quetta and his research and academic activities date back to 1980 when he started teaching at the University of Balochistan. He is also known for his administrative and academic contributions in many universities while he has played a vital role in launching the civil engineering program and Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Basic Sciences at IIUI with his personal efforts. In recognition of his services in science and technology, he was awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz, while he was also awarded Aizaz e Fazeelat by the President of Pakistan.
IIUI bids farewell in honour of Dr. Masoom