ISLAMABAD - Prof. Fateh Muhammad Malik has assumed the charge of the Rector, International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) from Saturday. The President of Pakistan, as Chancellor of the International Islamic University, Islamabad appointed him Rector as per clause 12(1) of the IIUI Ordinance 1985. Earlier, Dr. Manzoor Ahmad, the outgoing Rector of the university relinquished the charge of the post of the Rector on February 21 on completion of his tenure. Prof. Fateh Muhammad Malik is a leading scholar on Iqbaliyat, Urdu language and literature. He was also Chairman, National Language Authority. Professor Malik is the author of a number of books on Pakistan movement and literacy and cultural themes. He also served as Professor and Director of the Institute of Pakistan Studies at the Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad and as Iqbal Professor at Heidelberg University in Germany.