BAHAWALPUR -Attended by about 100 delegates from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the SA, Bangladesh and Pakistan, the three-day International Quran Conference concluded here on Wednesday while the speakers stressed a need for following the principles of Quran and Sunnah for real success.

The delegates presented papers on the revelation of the Holy Quran. Saudi Cultural Attache Hazza'a Bin Abdullah Al-Ghamdi highly appreciated the conference and Islamia University of Bahawalpur’s contribution towards the promoting Islamic knowledge.

He announced to set up a state-of-the-art-language lab at the Islamia University for the public to understand Arabic language properly which is essential to understand the Holy Quran. He further said that an exchange programme of faculty members and students for both the countries would soon be launched as the countries had deep brotherly and religious relations. And the relations, he added, would be further strengthened through the exchange programme. He hoped that the programme would help improve Arabic knowledge, skills and bilateral ties.

He appreciated and thanked the cooperation of the Saudi government, HEC, IUB and Director of Seerat Chair Dr Salim Tariq Khan over holding the conference in a befitting way.

Council of Islamic Ideology Chairman Muhammad Khan Sheerani in his address during the concluding session of the conference announced to avail the services of the Islamia University for the related issues of the council. He said that Islamia University had been performing a key role for the promotion of religious education through various ways including research, publications, seminars, conferences and workshops. He added that it was guiding the people in the right direction set by Islam.

He underlined a need for promoting and developing social and economic ethics in the society for healthy results and the research process should be made according to the latest designs for productive output.

Dean Faculty of Islamic Learning Dr Salim Tariq in his address extended gratitude for participation of the guests to make the conference a real success and purposeful. He announced that the website of the IUB Seerat Chair had been launched and 200 publications/books written on Seerat of the Holy Prophet are available there.