The Director of Khana-e-Farhang (Cultural centre of Iran in Karachi) Dr Mohammad Raza Baqiri alongside members of the staff visited Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah Karachi to commence the Persian language examination.
It was the first time in the history of Khana-e-Farhang that its examination programme was set up at a venue outside its premises.
Forty-one candidates, including thirty-one students and ten teachers from Aljamea appeared for the cultural centre’s semestral Persian language examination. An elective of either Persian, Sanskrit, German or French is considered part of the university’s curriculum and students pursue one of these languages during the last 4 years of the 11 year course in addition to Arabic and English. As is common in most post-graduate programmes, the acquisition of an additional language is usually aligned with a student’s research interests.
Dr Baqiri and his staff toured the university campus and lauded the university’s efforts to promote the Persian language, which is an integral part of Pakistan’s literary heritage. Upon leaving the university campus, Dr Baqiri thanked members of the faculty and expressed his admiration of the campus, its students and facilities.