Islamia College Peshawar – Historic educational institution played key role in completing Quaids mission for Pakistan
Founded by Sahibzada Abdul Qayyum Khan in 1913, Islamia College Peshawar (ICP) has played a key role in fulfilling the mission of the Father of the Nation, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah for Pakistan.
PESHAWAR, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – Aug 10, 2020): Established by Sahibzada Abdul Qayyum Khan in 1913, the Islamia College Peshawar (ICP) played a key role in completing the mission of the Father of the Nation, Quaid -e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah for Pakistan.
Located near Peshawar University on a large piece of land on Jamrud Road, ICP students played an outstanding role during the Pakistani movement under the dynamic leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah who led to the establishment of Pakistan on August 14, 1947 on the world map.
The role of ICP students has also been praised by Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah during his visit to this historic educational institution on several occasions.
The father of the Quaid-i-Azam nation Muhammad Ali Jinnah had a special affection for the ICP and visited this great educational institution in 1936, 1945 and 1948.
Quaid-e-Azam was very impressed with the dedication of the faculty, staff and students of ICP in addition to the domes of its building, the lush green lawns and the majestic edifice of its beautiful architecture. He viewed the students of the ICP, the people of the KP and the former Fata as a frontline force in his constitutional, legal, political and democratic struggle for the independence of Pakistan.
In 1945, Quaid-e-Azam had received an enthusiastic reception when he came to ICP where his students and the Federation of Muslim Students presented him with Rs 8,000 as funds for the Pakistan Movement.
The students and the Federation of Muslim Students assured Quaid-e-Azam to present 8,000 educated workers hired for the accomplishment of his mission when he returns to ICP. The great Quaid highly appreciated the dedication of the youth of Peshawar, especially the ICP students during the Pakistan Movement.
The arrival of the legendary Quaid-e-Azam committed to the cause of a separate homeland for Muslims moved KP residents, who decorated their homes, bazaars, markets and towns with Muslim League flags. carrying various slogans from Pakistan and Quaid e Azam Zindabad welcomes their beloved leader.
It was the love of the KP people with Quaid-e-Azam that the Muslim League had won over 50 seats in this province and after that no one could stop the KP Pakistan independence movement.
On his last visit to ICP as Governor General of Pakistan on April 12, 1948, Quaid-e-Azam paid laudatory tributes to ICP student services for making Pakistan on these terms.
“I am indeed very happy to be here today and to have the privilege of addressing the students of this great Darul Uloom, who are the future builders of Pakistan. Quaid-e-Azam reminded students that we have now achieved Pakistan’s national goal and that it is now our collective responsibility to work hard in our respective professions with a high level of dedication, commitment and sincerity. to make it one of the biggest countries. of the world.
He advised the students to develop a strong sense of discipline, character, initiative and a solid academic background and to devote themselves fully to their studies.
“Now we have our own government, so we have to be constructive in criticism and students can make a great contribution in promoting Pakistan harmony, unity and development,” Quaid-e- said. Azam to ICP students.
Quaid e Azam added, “Remember your government was like your own garden. Your garden thrives on the way you take care of it and the effort you put into improving it. efforts to improve it. ”On the demands of the students, he said that establishing a quality university in Peshawar was very close to his heart, which would be a great center of learning, culture and education of ‘where the rays of knowledge can spread all over the country, besides the Middle East and Central Asia, and soon the people of this province would get a university here.
After a one-year hiatus, the government of Pakistan established the University of Peshawar near Islamia College Peshawar in 1949, and as a result, the beloved Quaid’s vision came true.
Quaid-e-Azam became an honorary member of the Khyber Union, a college debate society, in 1936. Mr. Jinnah’s love for ICP could be judged from his historic will made on May 30, 1939 in Bombay in which he had declared ICP, Muslim University Aligarh and Sindh Madrassatul Islam Karachi, as among the heirs of his property.
Later, the Quaid Trust paid 10.81 million rupees in installments to the college. The proceeds were spent on the establishment of the Quaid-i-Azam College of Business at the University of Peshawar, the construction of the Jinnah residential quarters for the college employees, the Jinnah College for Women and the new Takbeer block.
Manzoorul Haq, former Pakistani Ambassador, told APP that Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was an imposing figure and a great symbol of independence and democracy who strongly believed in mass power, rule of law, l equality and supremacy of the constitution and this was the main reason he had created Pakistan after a short period of seven years after the adaptation of Pakistan’s historic resolution to Lahore on March 23, 1940.
He said that ICP students played a historic role during the Pakistani movement and the strengthening of Pakistan.
Ambassador Manzoor said that there are only three days left for Pakistan’s 73rd Independence Day, we must strictly follow the golden principles of unity, faith and discipline for our good -loved Quaid for bringing the country to new heights of progress and development.