Pakistan Study Centre

University of Peshawar

The newly appointed Director General of Cultural Centre (Khana Farhang) of Iran in Peshawar Mr. Abbas Famuri visited Pakistan Study Centre University of Peshawar. He was accompanied by the outgoing Director General Mr. Ali Yousfi. The distinguished guests were received by Prof. Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam Director Pakistan Study Centre. He briefed the guests about the ongoing academic and research activities in the centre. The delegation also visited Library of the Centre. They assured the Director Pakistan Study Centre of any possible help in promoting academic, research and cultural ties between the two organizations.


Prof. Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam, Director Pakistan Study Centre University of Peshawar spoke at Peace Foundation Seminar regarding issue confronting Muslim Ummah, especially Al-Quds and Kashmir. Advisor to Chief Minister Mr. Arif Yousaf, Chairman Peace Foundation Peshawar Maqsood Ahmad Salafi and others also delivered speeches.

Prof. Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam urged upon unity among the Muslim states before striving for liberation of  Al-Quds and Kashmir. He expressed his dismay that the whole Muslim Ummah is splintered into groups and no unified stand is in sight from their side about Al-Quds, Kashmir, Syria and other issues. He said besides unity, Muslim countries should improve their economic position and work hard for technological advancement. He severely criticized the OIC which is dormant for quite some time. He said, it is a high time either to reactivate or disband OIC. He said Muslim states should form their regional organizations and facilitate mutual trade and transfer of peaceful technology. He hoped that these measures will strengthen their position in the community of nations.

A professor of Pakistan Study Centre University of Peshawar, Prof. Dr. Fazlur Rahim Marwat retired from service today. A simple but impressive farewell ceremony was held in his honor. All the staff members recalled their memories and long association with Dr. Marwat. He was associated with the Centre for 32 years. In between, he served as Chairman KP Textbook Board and Vice Chancellor Bacha Khan University Charsadda. While speaking on the Director Pakistan Study Centre Prof. Dr. Fakhr-ul-Islam  said “Prof. Dr. Fazlur Rahim Marwat spent an eventful academic life. I had a very close relation with him. He earned good name for the centre. We hope that he will continue his relations with the centre. We wish him all success in life” Dr. Marwat expressed his gratitude to the Director (myself) and staff for expressing their love for him.

leftThe University of Peshawar is a public sector university in the city of Peshawar, Pakistan. The university was established in October 1950 by Mr. Liaquat Ali Khan, the first Prime Minister of Pakistan as an offshoot of Islamia College Peshawar, which was founded in 1913.  read more