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PR No.185
Islamabad: September 19, 2021

Honorable Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Gulzar Ahmed inaugurated the Allama Muhammad Iqbal Room and Pakistan Corner in the library of Al Azhar University Jakarta on 18th September 2021. Hon'ble Chief Justice is currently on a four-day visit to Indonesia, accompanied by Honorable Justice Ejaz ul Ahsan, to participate in the 2nd Judicial Conference of Constitutional and Supreme Courts/Council of OIC Member/Observer States. The inauguration event was held at Al Azhar University, Jakarta, which is one of the prestigious universities of Indonesia and was attended by the Rector of Al Azhar University, faculty members and select students (due to COVID-19 related restrictions in Indonesia). In his opening remarks, Rector Al Alzar University Mr. Asep Syaifuddin welcomed the guests, expressed gratitude to the Government of Pakistan for the initiative and hoped that it would bring the youth of both countries closer to each other. In his remarks, Ambassador of Pakistan H.E. Mr. Muhammad Hassan explained the historic nature of brotherly relations between Pakistan and Indonesia. He stated that the Embassy was exploring more innovate ways to raise the level of bilateral relations, especially through educational cooperation. Mr. Justice Ejazul Ahsan, in his remarks, thanked the government of Indonesia for the warm hospitality during the course of the visit and lauded the efforts of Embassy of Pakistan and Al Azhar University in enhancing the educational collaboration. He hoped that establishment of Pakistan Corner and Sir Allama Muhammad Iqbal Room at the University would provide an opportunity to Indonesian students to explore history and rich literary heritage of Pakistan and the thoughts and philosophy of Allama Muhammad Iqbal. After the inauguration by Honorable Chief Justice Mr. Justice Gulzar Ahmad, the dignitaries visited Pakistan Corner and Sir Allama Muhammad Iqbal Room.

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