Saudi educationist becomes head of International Islamic University Islamabad 

The International Islamic University of Islamabad’s (IIUI) new campus. Deans of Faculty (Pakistani & Foreigners) along with students at the IUI. (AN photo)
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Updated 30 June 2020

Saudi educationist becomes head of International Islamic University Islamabad 

  • President Alvi appointed Dr. Ahmed bin Salem Al-Amri as pro-chancellor of the university
  • Dr. Al-Amri has been the president of Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University in Riyadh since March 2019


ISLAMABAD: Pakistani President Arif Alvi has appointed Saudi educationist Dr. Ahmed bin Salem Al-Amri as pro-chancellor of the International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI).

Dr. Al-Amri has been the president of Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University in Riyadh since March 2019.
He expressed his gratitude to the Pakistani president — the IIUI chancellor — for the appointment. In a Twitter post on Monday he said, “May Allah Almighty help me to serve this prestigious university.”

Throughout his career, Al-Amri has held numerous positions at King Saud University (KSU) in Riyadh. He served as the KSU’s vice rector for graduate studies and scientific research, chairman of the public administration department, dean of faculty and staff, and dean of the business administration college.




Dr. Ahmed bin Salem Al-Amri, pro-chancellor of the International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI). (Photo Courtesy: Dr. Ahmed bin Salem Al-Amri Twitter)

He began his academic career at KSU as a teaching assistant in its public administration department from 1985 to 1986, before becoming an assistant professor and then associate professor in the same department from 1993 to 1998 and 1998 to 2004, and professor of organizational behavior and human resources from 2004.
He was a part-time adviser at the Ministry of Higher Education from 2002 to 2005, and at King Fahd Medical City from 2004 to 2007. He has held a similar role at the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs since 2006.

Al-Amri is also a member of KSU’s university council, the board of trustees of Dar Al Uloom University, and the board of trustees of the University of Business and Technology.

He gained a bachelor’s degree in public administration from KSU in 1985, a master’s degree in public administration specializing in human resources and executive public administration from the State University of New York in 1989, and a doctorate in public administration, specializing in human resources and organizational behavior, from the same US institution in 1993.


England confirm Pakistan Test dates

Updated 06 July 2020

England confirm Pakistan Test dates

  • The first match of the Pakistan series will take place at Old Trafford
  • Venues are considered bio-secure, with hotels on site

LONDON: England cricket chiefs on Monday confirmed dates and venues for Pakistan’s three-Test tour, with the series starting at Old Trafford on Aug. 5.

International cricket returns on Wednesday following the coronavirus lockdown when England play the first match of their three-Test series against the West Indies at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, followed by two matches at Old Trafford, in Manchester.

The first match of the Pakistan series will also take place at Old Trafford, with the second two at the Ageas Bowl. The second Test starts on Aug. 13, with the third beginning on Aug. 21.

Both venues are considered bio-secure, with hotels on site.

Old Trafford will also host three Twenty20 international matches between England and Pakistan, on Aug. 28, 30 and Sept. 1.

Ireland will play three one-day internationals at the Ageas Bowl on July 30, Aug. 1 and Aug. 4.

ECB chief executive Tom Harrison said: “Confirmation of these matches against Ireland and Pakistan is another important step for our game as we begin to safely stage international cricket again, but also to minimize the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had, and will continue to have, on cricket at all levels.

“It has taken significant effort and expertise to allow us to reach a position where cricket is now ready and able to return to the field of play from the elite level to recreational cricket.”

Talks are ongoing over potential dates for Australia’s white-ball tour and England women’s tri-series against India and South Africa.