Governor of Sindh Mohammad Zubair visited Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah Arabic Academy in North Nazimabad on Thursday, February 8, 2018. He appreciated the Bohra community for their discipline and contribution towards the progress and development of the province, including Karachi.
During the visit, he was taken round classes, library and other facilities available to the students at the institute. He particularly expressed his interest in the library where rare manuscripts and precious texts were available to researchers. The governor said all the facilities being provided at the academy were commendable and exemplary for other religious institutions. “I am very impressed because the institute offers religious teachings with the combination of modern education.”
He said the Bohri community was a peaceful community of Sindh and had always played a positive role for the progress and development of Karachi. The community had also a role to sustain business activities in the city during the most riotous days and their services to the province were valued at every level, he added.
Zubair said Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin had sent a message to the world about the restoration of peace during his speeches to Majalis that he delivered in the month of Muharram in Karachi.
A series of majalis addressed by Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin were attended by members of the community from across the globe. Expressing his gratitude to the religious leader of the Bohri community for his stay in Karachi during an important month of the Islamic calendar, the governor hoped that Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin would continue to visit the country at regular intervals.
He was briefed that 800 students were enrolled in the academy and its sister organisations were also functioning in Mumbai and Surat in India, besides Kenya, the capital of Nairobi. The academy was established in 1966 and shifted to the new building in North Nazimabad in 1983.
In his note written in the guest book the Governor wrote:
8 Feb, 2018
I feel honoured and privileged to be present here. What I have seen today has reconfirmed my belief about the positive contribution of the community towards the welfare of its people and Pakistan. It is a model for all other institutions in Pakistan to follow and learn. I am truly indebted for being invited here. I wish everyone here including the students the very best. Hope this institution continues on this outstanding work.
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