INTRODUCTION: A new Islamic University was inaugurated in Pakistan's capital of Islamabad on Saturday (3 January).
CU INTERIOR Vice Chancellor Dr. N.A. Baluch making opening address and welcoming guests and audience listening (4 shots)
GV (MUTE) Audience
Gv The Hon. Rector Mr. A.K. Brohi speaking and audience listening (3 shots)
SPEECH ON FILM (TRANSCRIPT) BALUCH: "On behalf of the staff and students, I feel honoured to welcome you to this simple but symbolic ceremony marking the commencement of the first academic session. To me this function is a historic event of Islamic University, taking place at this own campus under the benign shadow of the great Faisal Mosque. By the grace of God, the great Islamic tradition of mosque-centred institutions of higher learning stands revived today in this beautiful capital of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan."
SEQUENCE 3: BROHI: "The other universities are conceived within the parameters of the national purpose and the moral state Pakistan included is a nation state which has defined territorial frontiers and has its purposes directly and fundamentally appertained to that terrain. This university is really not in that sense another university. I have described this university to myself by saying 'Pakistan is only housing this university or hosting the university but the proprietor of the university or the beneficiary of the university is Ummah Islamiyeh or Ummah Mohammediyeh', which is not narrowly confined to the frontiers of Pakistan."
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Background: INTRODUCTION: A new Islamic University was inaugurated in Pakistan's capital of Islamabad on Saturday (3 January). Islam embraces 97 per cent of Pakistan's population and the new university is required both to maintain traditions and establish academic standards to meet the needs of professions in a Muslim state and outside Pakistan. The opening address came from Vice Chancellor, Doctor N.A. Baluch.
SYNOPSIS: The rector, Mr. A.K. Brohi, says the university is aiming at an "inner transformation" among students.