Islamia College (Lahore)
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Islamia College (Urdu: اسلامیہ کالج ) is a group of three colleges in Lahore, Punjab, Peshawar affiliated with the University of Punjab. They were nationalised by Z. A. Bhutto in the 1970s. The college is run by the Ministry of Education (Higher Wing), Government of the Punjab. Pakistan.
Founded in 1892 by the Anjuman-i-Himayat-i-Islam, the oldest of the three colleges was one of the focal points for the Pakistan Movement. The founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, visited this college to address and confer with its students. Graduates and students of this college are referred to as "Habibians" named after the name of the college's oldest and central building.
The Islamia College on Cooper Road, Lahore, Pakistan is an all-girls college and was also established by Anjuman-i-Himayat-i-Islam in 1939.
The Islamia College Civil Lines in Lahore in Pakistan was founded in 1947 on the premises of the famous DAV (Dayanand Anglo Vedic) College which has now shifted to Ambala City, Haryana, India after partition. Graduates and students of this college are referred to as "Faranians". This is also the college near which the freedom fighter Bhagat Singh killed the British SSP J.P. Saunders.
The first principal of Islamia College railway road was Syed Mohammed Ali Jafri, who served for four years. At the same time the college was shifted from Australia Building railway road. Mr Jafri held master's degrees in six subjects from Allahabad University in India . He was also the founder member of Anjuman-i-Hamay-i- Islam. A picture of the college's stone laying ceremony is still in the Nawab Palace in Lahore. The stone was laid by Afghanistan Shah. That ceremony was attended by Allama Iqbal, Sir Fatah Ali Khan, Qazulbash Sh Barket Ali and other senior staff and Muslim League persons.
- Religious scholars
- Haji Abdulwahab, Ameer-e-Pakistan
- Sartaj Aziz,former Finance Minister of Pakistan
- Choudhary Rahmat Ali, the person who coined the name "Pakistan"
- Sardar Muhammad Ibrahim Khan, Founder and First President of The Azad Kashmir.
- Chaudhary Muhammad Ali, former Prime Minister of Pakistan
- Malik Meraj Khalid, former Prime Minister of Pakistan and former speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan
- Moeen Qureshi, former interim Prime Minister of Pakistan
- Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, former Prime Minister of Kashmir (India)
- Maulana Abdul Sattar Khan Niazi, religious scholar and politician
- Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo, Federal Minister and former Chief Minister of Punjab
- Raja Zulqarnain, General Secretary Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBAP)2009-2010.
- Mian Mahmud Ali Kasuri, former Law Minister
- Jamil Ahmad Gondal, Founder Pakistan Socialist Democratic Party (PSDP)
- Sartaj Aziz, Minister for Foreign Affairs
- Judiciary and Government Officials
- S. A. Rahman, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan
- Muhammad Yaqub Ali, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan
- Amir Alam Khan, former Judge of Lahore High Court
- Chaudhry Ijaz Ahmed, Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
- Mian Mahmud Ali Kasuri, former Law Minister
- Manzoor Hussain Sial. Former justice Lahore High Court.
- Gen.Tariq Majid, Former Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee
- Sheikh Anwarul Haq,former Chief Justice of Pakistan
- Sheikh Riaz Ahmad, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan
- Rashid Aziz. Former Chief Justice of Lahore High Court.
- Sports personalities
- Fazal Mahmood, former captain of Pakistan cricket team
- Abdul Hafeez Kardar, first Captain of Pakistan Cricket Team
- Khan Mohammad, former test cricketer,who took the first test wicket for Pakistan
- Imtiaz Ahmed, former captain of Pakistan cricket team
- Nazar Mohammad, former test cricketer, who scored the first century for Pakistan in test cricket
- Zameer Haider, international cricket umpire
- Gul Mohammad, former test cricketer, who represented India and Pakistan in test cricket
- Maqsood Ahmed, also known as Merry Max, former test cricketer
- Saeed Ahmed, former captain of Pakistan cricket team
- Asif Masood, former test cricketer
- Jahangir Khan, former squash player
- Wasim Akram, former captain of Pakistan cricket team
- Aleem Dar, international cricket umpire
- Aaqib Javed, former test cricketer and coach of Pakistan Team
- Khalid Mahmood, former captain of Pakistan hockey team
- Samiullah Khan, former captain of Pakistan hockey team
- Salim Sherwani, former captain of Pakistan hockey team
- Khawaja Zakauddin, former Olympian (hockey)
- Ashraf Ali former Test Cricketer
- Asad Rauf Test umpire
- Khwaja Abdur Rab Legendary Cricket Coach
- Hameed Nizami, founder of the Urdu newspaper Nawa-i-Waqt
- Majid Nizami, editor in chief of Nawa-i-Waqt Group of Publication in Pakistan and a columnist
- Writers, Poets and Artists
- Majeed Amjad, Urdu poet
- Nasir Kazmi, Urdu Poet
- Wasif Ali Wasif, Eminent Sufi author and poet
- Amjad Islam Amjad, poet and playwright
- Rafi Khawar Nanna, comedian of PTV and film industry
- Riaz Shahid, Writer and film director
- Feroz Nizami, famous Music Director
- Fatima Begum (politician) – helped establish the girls' college in 1939
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