Syedna Dedicates School of Law Building at Karachi University

His Holiness dedicates the School of Law building at Karachi University

The 53rd al-Dai al-Mutlaq and the leader of the worldwide Dawoodi Bohras His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, inaugurated the “H.H. Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin Building – School of Law” at Karachi University on November 27, 2023. The inauguration ceremony, held at the new premises, witnessed the presence of notable dignitaries, including the Governor of Sindh, His Excellency Mohammad Kamran Tessori, Chief Minister Justice (Retd) Maqbool Baqar, Former Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, Vice Chancellor Dr. Khalid Mehmood Iraqi, members of the legal fraternity, and distinguished members of the Dawoodi Bohra community.

Syedna Saifuddin, who has always emphasised the paramount role of education in societal development, inaugurated the new 45,000 sq ft building in keeping with the Islamic ethos of fostering positive change through education.

The newly inaugurated facility now enables the simultaneous pursuit of multiple law programs and has significantly expanded the capacity for graduate and postgraduate students. With more than 800 students enrolled, the school of law has produced several leading lawmakers and officials in the past. The Current Chief Minister, Justice Maqbool Baqar is an alumnus of Karachi University.

Expressing gratitude on behalf of the University, Vice Chancellor Dr Khalid M Iraqi acknowledged Syedna Saifuddin’s generous contribution and commended his multifaceted contributions to the field of education. 

He noted, “The Dawoodi Bohra community, under the leadership of Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin and his predecessors, continues to play a pivotal role in elevating the standards of education and research in our country. 

I thank Syedna for his unwavering commitment to education which has been a guiding force for our university,” he added.

Chief Minister Justice (Retd) Maqbool Baqar in his address extended his appreciation saying, “We are grateful to Syedna for his contribution towards the cause of education and other developmental initiatives in the country.”

While addressing the audience, the Governor of Sindh, His Excellency Mohammad Kamran Tessori said, “It is truly an honour for me to witness the noble contribution of Syedna and the Dawoodi Bohra community. The community has consistently been at the forefront of progress and development in Pakistan. Among peace-loving communities, the Dawoodi Bohras stand as exemplary leaders.”

Syedna Saifuddin, who was presented with an honorary doctorate by Karachi University in 2015, continues to advance educational initiatives that align with the evolving needs of society. The School of Law building follows the esteemed legacy of His Holiness’ respected father, the 52nd al-Dai al-Mutlaq Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, who dedicated a building to the Department of Genetics at the University of Karachi in 2004.

Karachi is home to over 7500 Dawoodi Bohra families spread across 18 neighbourhoods. Most community members are predominantly traders and businessmen with the younger generation venturing into Information Technology, industrial development and professional careers.

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