ISLAMABAD: US-Pakistan have agreed to expand mutual educational relations, it was also agreed in Nawaz Obama meeting to strengthen educational bilateral tie-up which US Embassy Islamabad pursuing. This was said by Mr. David Hale US envoy to Pakistan on the occasion of inauguration of renovated Lincoln Corner at International Islamic University Islamabad. He joined the ceremony as chief guest while Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, Rector IIUI, Dr. Bashir Khan Acting President IIUI also graced the occasion as guests of honour.
“Lincoln Corner demonstrates the continued partnership between Pakistan and The United States and our shared commitment to fostering open dialogue through educational opportunities” Ambassador said. David Hale also showed delight to attend the ceremony at IIUI and appreciated the efforts of concerned to make the collaboration successful. “This is great opportunity for learning and collaboration between the students of IIUI and students of American Universities; we look forward to seeing the fruits of this continuing collaboration” Rector Said. Dr. Masoom also made David Hale aware about inception, progress and current status of IIUI. He said university has earned worldwide reputation as a leading institution of higher learning in the sub-continent.
Dr Masoom said university is providing peaceful milieu to its students and always condemned the attitudes of violence and extremism in every forum. Rector IIUI said that university had international linkages with many American and European universities and producing skilled manpower to serve the humanity at large. Dr Masoom admired the support of US to the education and research in the country is evident in the field of energy, agriculture and others. Lincoln Corner renovated and expanded with double the space, equipped with modern technology and E-learning facilities. Lincoln Corner was firstly established in 2006 and is one of 17 Lincoln Corners established in universities of Pakistan.