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ILM Trust, UMT, Elect New Leadership: Dr Ahmad Murad Appointed Chairman

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

A meeting of the Board of Trustees of ILM Trust was held at UMT that unanimously announced the appointment of Ibrahim Hasan Murad as the President of ILM Trust and UMT Board of Governors, besides appointing Dr Ahmad Omer Murad as the Chairman and Farooq Salman as the Vice Chairman of the Trust.

The meeting was convened in the wake of the sudden demise of former ILM Trust chairman Professor Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad in a car accident near Gilgit on September 10, 2018. The meeting was attended by Dr Khurshid Ahmed, Dr Rafiq Ahmed, Muhammad Mian Soomro, Dr Ejaz Shafi Gillani, Dr Ahmed Omar, Farooq Salman, Ibrahim Hasan Murad, Arsalan Khan Khakwani, Dr Muhammad Nawaz and Abid H K Shirwani. The Board of Trustees paid rich tributes to the services of the departed for the cause of education, Islam and Pakistan.

It is worth mentioning that Dr Ahmed Omar Murad has been appointed as Chairman, ILM Trust, by the Board of Trustees. Dr Murad is a visiting scholar at UMT. He obtained his PhD in Biochemistry from Washington State University in 1991. Prior to that, he obtained his Master's from DePaul University, Chicago and Bachelor's degree from the UK. He worked as a research scientist before being drawn to exploring how emerging technologies can be utilized for training and development of children and youth.

Dr Ahmed Murad served as Vice President of Sound Vision, an educational multimedia company until 2012.  He dedicated himself towards developing self-learning software which has been widely used in Islamic education. Dr Ahmed Murad has taught courses on contemporary Islamic issues at American Islamic College in Chicago and at UMT. He also spends his time researching on historical development of Islamic thought and jurisprudence. In addition, he is an active participant in inter-faith dialogue.

Farooq Murad has been a trustee of ILM trust since 1997. He graduated in Engineering and Management from the University of Loughborough, UK. He has worked as a management and organisational development consultant. He has conducted training programs for various educational and community organisations across the world. He was Chairman of Muslim Aid (2004-2008) and Secretary General of Muslim Council of Britain (2010-2014). Currently, he is Director General of Islamic Foundation, Leicester, UK.

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