SMI plans modern campus at Education City

Karachi: Sindh Madressatul Islam University has decided to build a world class campus at its 100- acres of plot in the Education City, Malir, Karachi. It was decided in a meeting of Finance and Planning Committee of Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) held on Friday at its Conference Room with Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh, Vice Chancellor of SMIU in chair.

The meeting observed that Sindh Madressatul Islam University being a modern university should have its Malir Campus of international standard, where besides the students of the country, the international students will also be imparted quality education.

In the meeting the members discussed on the Master Plan of Malir Campus of Sindh Madressatul Islam University, prepared by two leading architect and town planning firms, who were shortlisted among the 11 firms who had applied to prepare the Master Plan, through advertisement placed by SMIU in the national newspapers of the country on February 25, 2014.

The representatives of the two shortlisted firms gave presentation before the joint meeting of the Finance and Planning Committee of SMIU. It was decided that after approval of the Master Plan by the Finance and Planning Committee headed by Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh on the recommendation of the Technical Committee of SMIU headed by Mr. Noman, Chairman Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, NED University, PC-1 shall be prepared for Phase – 1 of the development scheme amid at construction of SMIU Malir Campus, and submitted to the Government of Sindh and HEC for funding. “The construction of Malir Campus will be completed in three phases,” informed the Vice Chancellor.

SMIU has already constructed boundary wall, four watch towers and a camp office, while a work of greenery is in progress at the site.

Besides Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh, the meeting was attended by Justice (retd) Syed Deedar Hussain Shah, member of the committee, Mr. Abdul Hafeez Mahesar, Additional Secretary (B&E), Finance Department of Government of Sindh, Mr. Samar Sibtain, Assistant Director (Finance), Higher Education Commission, Dr Tariq Rahim Soomro, Dean Faculty of Information Technology, SMIU, Dr Rukhsar Ahmed, Dean Faculty of Management, Business Administration and Commerce and Mr. Ghulam Ali Surahio, Director Finance of SMIU.

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