Islamabad-The International Islamic University will introduce special quota for the sports seats to encourage sports activities in the university, official said on Monday.

President, Dr Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, announced that the university will introduce special quota for the sports seats during inauguration of the annual Sports Gala.  The students carried out a colorful flag march at the football ground of the male campus. In the opening ceremony of 14th annual sports gala of the IIU, a number of events such as first-aid race, sack race, three-leg race and a 200-metre race were held in which the students, the faculty members and the employees participated.

The inauguration ceremony was also attended by Vice Presidents, deans, directors, students’ advisor (male) Dr. Tariq Javed, Sports Incharge Chaudhary Khalid, organizing staff of the students’ advisor office, employees and a large number of students.

“IIUI is working to build an international level stadium to further polish the skills of university players,” said Dr. Al-Draiweesh, adding that proposal for including sports quota seats would be entertained on priority basis.  President IIUI stressed upon the students to make the progress of the country their top goal and added that progress of Pakistan was the progress of Muslim world. Earlier, Dr. Tariq Javed welcomed the President and said that sports activities were as important as academic activities.  He vowed to continue efforts for providing sports facilities to the varsity students.