Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri lays the foundation stone of Minhaj Islamic Centre Nowshera Virkan, Gujranwala

Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri, President of the Supreme Council, attended a special ceremony as a chief guest held to lay the foundation-stone of Minhaj-ul-Quran Islamic Centre, Nowshera Virkan on September 28, 2013.

Addressing the ceremony, Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri congratulated the MQI workers of Nowshera Virkan and Gujranwala on the establishment of Islamic Centre. He hoped that the Centre would play a meaningful role in spreading education in the area. He recalled that Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri set up Minhaj Education Society in 1994 to educate the youth in an attempt to make them productive members of the society. He said that education was a key to national development. Hence, all efforts should be geared towards promotion of education in the society.

Highlighting the role of non-profit NGOs in the spread of education, Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri said that more than 600 educational institutions were working under the umbrella of Minhaj Education Society. He said that the schools and colleges run under the MES focused on imparting of purposeful education, personality and character development and moral edification. He said that the youths could become productive members of society if they were armed with state of the art education that could increase their employment opportunities.

Throwing light on the role and intellectual contributions of Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri said that Dr Qadri is a leading authority on Islam in the contemporary times. He said that he is working for promotion of peace, harmony and interfaith dialogue in the world.

Earlier on, Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri was given a red carpet welcome by the workers of the twin cities at Bilal Chowk. They threw rose petals on him. The respected guest was conducted to the venue in the form of a big procession. The people gave a standing ovation to their leader when he arrived in the venue. Hazrat PIR Mian Muhammad Hanafi Saifi, Pir Sultan Muhammad Ali, President of MQI Gujranwala Imran Ali Advocate, General Secretary Sarfraz Hussain Niazi and others received Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri in the venue. The President of Supreme Council was accompanied by PAT President Sheikh Zahid Fayyaz, and Zonal Nazim Sajid Mahmood Bhatti.