Minister of State for Interior Sheharyar Khan Afridi emphasized on opening modern educational institutions to give latest knowledge and resources to empower Pakistan. Sheharyar Afridi said this during a meeting with President International Islamic University Islamabad Dr. Ahmed Yousif Ahmed Al Draiweesh in Islamabad.
Many issues were discussed during the meeting like Issues of mutual interest, education, betterment of Muslim world, Saudi-Pak .
Sheharyar Afridi said Pakistan gives great importance to its ties with Saudi Arabia. Dr Al-Draiweesh highlighted the significance of International Islamic University and its function in spreading peace and discouraging radicalism.
It is applicable to point out here that the Muslim population touches the figures of approximately 1.3 billion, which is one-fifth of the world population. However, regrettably, poverty and illiteracy are the main issues of the Muslim world.
The total GDP of 57 OIC countries are $1,200 billion, whereas France alone has a GDP of $1,500. There is no Muslim country that can be put side by side with any European country in terms of economic growth, education and technological development.
Correspondingly, the modern scientific education in Muslim countries is distressingly near to the ground. The Muslim world has about 550 universities, while only in Japan there are nearly 1,000 universities.