“Iqra,” the first revealed word of the Quran, translates, literally, to “read.” It is a divine injunction that means that we must continuously endeavor to seek knowledge. In keeping with this mission, I started Iqra University, in order to bring an international-level education to the youth of Pakistan. Through the use of modern teaching methodologies, highly qualified faculty, and state-of-the-art campuses, we endeavor to be a world-class institution of higher education and research, promoting technical skills, critical thinking and public duty, to help develop a prosperous and progressive society.
Our success in achieving this mission, to offer an unparalleled education to the youth of Pakistan, is evidenced by the many accolades Iqra University has received. In the past year alone, we have been ranked Number One University in Sindh by the CIEC, in the Top Three Business Schools in Pakistan by the HEC, and the University with the Highest Research Output in Management Sciences by the HEC. We have the largest PhD faculty pool of any private university in the nation, our under-construction Karachi campus will be the largest purpose-built private sector campus in Pakistan, and our students’ many achievements have received recognition both at home and abroad.
Education is the only solution to the problems faced by our nation. At Iqra University, we understand that our students of today are the leaders of tomorrow. They are the future of our country. They will run our government, manage our businesses, and serve our country. Thus, we here at Iqra University provide an environmentwhere we foster well-rounded, well-groomed individuals who are competent to take on challenges later in life and meet them with success.