Academic journal article Pakistan Historical Society. Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society

MADINAT AL-HIKMAH: City of Education, Science and Culture

Academic journal article Pakistan Historical Society. Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society

MADINAT AL-HIKMAH: City of Education, Science and Culture

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A renaissance of learning has begun to fulfil the perspective and prospective demands of the evolving mind-set of youth in Pakistan. This is the culmination of the lifelong dream of a great humanitarian, Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said (1920-1998), President, Hamdard Foundation Pakistan - to build a city of education, science and culture - the Madinat al-Hikmah. The work was initiated and funded by Hamdard Foundation Pakistan in 1981 in picturesque surroundings of Bund Murad Khan, 35 kilometres away from Karachi. Today, it is a beehive of activity, with children and students engaged in academic, technical and sports activities devoted exclusively to promote learning and culture and through it help achieve moral and physical welfare, peace and progress. The Bait al-Hikmah Library, Hamdard Public School, Hamdard Village School, Scholar's House, Centre for Horticulture and the Hamdard University are the major institutions found there. …

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