The First Institute of Higher Education of Habib University in Pakistan organized a “Mehfil-e-Mohsineen” to express gratitude for the dedication and generosity of its benefactors.
Attendees included Habib University supporters, senior leaders from the business sector, the media and members of civil society.
The highlight of the event was the inauguration of the university amphitheater under the name “Saima and Shahbaz Malik Amphitheater”, in recognition of the generous support given by Mr. Shahbaz Yasin Malik, CEO of Hilton Pharma and his wife, Saima Malik, who is instrumental in providing students on local examination boards with the opportunity to gain a world-class education.
Speaking on the occasion, Wasif A. Rizvi, President of Habib University, praised the efforts of benefactors and pointed out that Habib University was the only community-owned university in Pakistan, said, “The ingredient The secret of creating a university of the highest possible quality, comparable to anywhere in the world and then making it accessible to students, especially from disadvantaged backgrounds, are supporters of Habib University ”. He thanked Shahbaz Yasin Malik and his family for supporting Habib University from the very beginning and for supporting his cause.
Mr. Rafiq M. Habib, Chancellor of Habib University, thanked supporters of the university for their continued support, “thanking the family’s philanthropic conviction,” Sardar Yasin Malik and his son, Shahbaz, have been the one of the very first community co-founders of this institution, and their support gave confidence, faith and courage to the Habib family in building this incredible university.
Responding to this dedication, Mr. Shahbaz Malik said, “Habib University provides a transformative educational experience for young people and promotes diversity by supporting students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds, which is one of the greatest inspirations for may our family become ambassadors and supporters of this cause. . “
Mr. Mohomed Bashir, Chairman of Gul Ahmed Textile Mills and Chairman of Habib University Resource Development Committee was also present at the event to lend his support. He thanked the Mohsineen for their generosity and encouraged them to continue their investment in the future. from Pakistan. “Universities are not easy to build, but once we build them it is our responsibility to keep them going. I thank Shahbaz Yasin Malik and Rafiq M. Habib for playing their role in doing so ”.
Another segment of the event was the surprise dedication of the “Rafiq M. Habib Lecture Hall” in honor of the Founding Chancellor of Habib University, Mr. Rafiq M. Habib.
Pakistan is considered one of the most generous countries in the world, and while primary and secondary education garners philanthropic support, higher education is neglected. As a result, a large portion of young people are unable to acquire quality higher education, mainly due to the high cost of private universities in the country. Habib University, recognizing this national dilemma, has strived vigorously to overcome this obstacle with the help of a community of committed supporters.