Al-Qadir Institute, the ideal university of PTI Chairman Imran Khan, has only 100 students enrolled two years after opening.
The Punjab government still hasn’t recognized the former prime minister’s institution, which was founded in 2021 in Sohawa, Jhelum. Al-Qadir only accepted 60 students in its second year, compared to the 41 students it admitted in its first year.
Despite being registered as a trust, the institute charges tuition to its pupils. According to their arrangement, which was previously revealed in The News, a large businessman is paying for all of Al-Qadir Trust’s expenses.
Al-Qadir Institute is still affiliated with the Government College University and only offers two programs, Management Sciences, and Islamic Studies, according to Dr. Arif Nazir Butt, one of the institute’s trustees, who stated that the Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) has not yet granted Al-Qadir Institute degree-awarding status.
Dr. Arif stated that “the process is nearing completion and shortly degree-awarding status will be granted to us.” Al-Qadir Institute’s director, Dr. Amjadur Rehman, acknowledged that only 100 students had been admitted so far.
“We enrolled 40 students in the first batch and 60 more in the second batch; 20 in Islamic Studies and 40 in Management Sciences,” the speaker said.
Dr. Amjad responded that barely 10% of the overall student population is charged fees when asked if they do.
Dr. Amjad continued, “Fee is levied so that students stay motivated to pursue their education and the school itself becomes independent. The Al-Qadir Institute desires to be independent of donations.
The renowned businessman first gave 458 kanals of land to the Al-Qadir Institute, which, per the stamp paper, was worth Rs244 million in 2019.
Zulfi Bukhari received the land first, and he later gave it to the trust after it was established in January 2021. The property is situated in the districts of Jhelum and Mouza Bakrala, Tehsil Sohawa.
While Imran Khan, the chairman of Al-Qadir University, was in charge of the Prime Minister’s Office, Bushra Khan (on behalf of Al-Qadir University) and the donor signed the acknowledgment agreement for the donated land.
Donations totaling Rs180 million were made to the trust between January 2021 and December 2021. The trust’s total revenue from July 2020 to June 2021 was Rs101 million, while it’s total spending, which includes employee compensation, was only about Rs8.58 million.
More significantly, on December 26, 2019, the former premier registered the trust for the Al-Qadir University Project, just a few weeks after his cabinet decided to support a housing society that would later become the university’s donor.
The Imran Khan cabinet discussed the issue of accounts freezing orders (AFOs) and the National Crime Agency’s repatriation of funds to Pakistan three weeks prior to the registration of the trust on December 2, 2019. (NCA).
The CEO of the housing society was the subject of a closed NCA England investigation, and Pakistan received about £140 million from the top businessman’s foreign account.
Later, about £140 million was repatriated to Pakistan; however, the funds were deposited in the SC’s account at the National Bank of Pakistan. As the businessman had promised to pay Rs460 billion to the SCP, it created concerns about whether money was to be moved to government accounts or was to be deposited in SC accounts.
The housing organization bought land of about 460 Kanals in Jhelum and transferred it in Zulfi Bukhari’s name the very next month after the trust deed was registered in the Islamabad sub-office registrar’s
On March 24, 2021, the donation of land, along with other donations like infrastructure and other provisions by the housing society, were acknowledged through an agreement, signed between Bushra Bibi and the housing society at Imran Khan’s residence when he was holding the prime minister’s office.