ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Council of Islamic Research Institute, International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) on Friday awarded “IRI Award for Outstanding Academic Contribution” to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed.
The award, the first such award given by the Islamic Research Institute, was given to Mushahid Hussain Sayed by the President of the International Islamic University Dr Ahmed Yusuf al Draiweesh at a special ceremony held at their Faisal Mosque Campus’s Quaid-e-Azam Auditorium in Islamabad.
The award was given to Mushahid Hussain Sayed in recognition of his long-standing services to promote education, research, reforms, tolerance and moderation in Muslim Societies particularly in Pakistan.
In his speech accepting the award, Senator Mushahid Hussain said that he was humbled and honoured by this award. He said that Islam lays great stress on education, research and knowledge, which is the key to progress.
Mushahid Hussain said that in the ‘battle of ideas’, Muslims must present their perspective with facts, logic and wisdom. He appreciated the role and contribution of IIUI to higher education and educational connectivity amongst Muslim Countries.