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Founder UMT and Chairman ILM Trust Dr. Hasan Sohaib Murad Passed Away

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By the Divine Will of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, Professor Dr. Hasan Sohaib Murad, – the Founder of University of Management and Technology and Chairman of ILM Trust has passed away and embraced Shahadat on Monday 10th September, 2018.

Prof. Dr. Hasan Sohaib Murad and His Lifelong Mission of Imparting Value Education in Pakistan

Son of renowned Islamic scholar Khurram Murad, Dr. Hasan was a prominent educationist and academician, who worked diligently to bring innovation, inventiveness and new ideas to reform the academic landscape of Pakistan.

Dr. Hasan founded the University of Management and Technology as the Institute of Leadership and Management in 1990. The institute received a charter from the Government of Punjab in 2004, thus becoming the University of Management and Technology. Besides UMT, the ILM Trust also set up a successful chain of schools – The Knowledge School network – and colleges – ILM College – under the leadership of Dr. Hasan Murad. He was also a member of UNESCO’s International Association of Universities, a leading global association of higher education institutions and organizations from around the world. He was also the chairman of National Business Education Accreditation Council (NBEAC).

Dr Hasan’s career was not only a beacon that guided and set benchmarks for the academia in Pakistan, but his tireless efforts also went a long way in improving industry-academia linkages. He was a strong advocate of cross sectoral collaborations. At last year’s International Business Conference and Exhibition (IBCE), he had said that development was only possible through partnership between all sectors of economy. He had said that the academia, the government and the business sector needed to work in tandem to steer the country away from the crises.

The demise of Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad has truly left a void in the Pakistani academia that will take years to fill. He has left a proud legacy for his peers to imitate and one that will continue to remind the academic circles of his genius.