The inauguration of the Hunza campus of Karakoram International University, Gilgit-Baltistan was held on August 26, 2017. The chief dignitary of the day was the Chancellor of Karakoram International University, His Excellency the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Mr. Mamnoon Hussain. The other dignitaries present were Governor Gilgit-Baltistan, Mir Ghanzanfar Ali Khan, Prof.Dr. Khalil Ahmed Acting Vice Chancellor Karakoram International University Gilgit-Baltistan.
The ceremony commenced with the unveiling of the plaque by H.E. President, Mamnoon Hussain. Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Governor Gilgit-Baltistan, Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed, Acting Vice Chancellor KIU, Prof. Dr. Asif Khan, VC Peshawar University, Dr. Manzoor Ali Focal Person, Hunza Campus and Mr. Rehmat Karim, Administrator Hunza campus accompanied the president for the unveiling. Administrator Hunza Campus Mr. Rehmat Karim then presented traditional Chuga and cap to the dignitaries.The unveiling prayers were then recited by Mr. Alamgir followed by readings taken from Holy Quran.
This was then followed by the singing National Anthem. All audience including the dignitaries stood from their seats in respect of the National Anthem of Pakistan. Ms. Humaira Naureen student of M.Sc. Development Studies recited some verses from Holy Quran.
Prof.Dr. Khalil Ahmed, Acting Vice Chancellor Karakoram International University Gilgit-Baltistan. highlighted the accomplishments of the University in the recent years. He thanked the Chancellor of the University H.E. President Mamnoon Hussain for visiting and giving us the honor of inauguration by himself. He also appreciated the contributions of Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Governor GB, Rani Atiqa, Member GBLA, Prof. Dr. M. Asif Khan and the entire team for making the KIU-Hunza campus a reality.
The Governor in his speech highlighted the importance of education and his special interest in the establishment of the Hunza campus. The Governor also thanked H.E. President Mamnoon Hussain for visiting Hunza for the inauguration of the Hunza campus. He also appreciated the committed and hard work of Prof. Dr. Asif Khan Former Vice Chancellor KIU and the entire team.
Finally, the Chancellor, Karakoram International University Gilgit-Baltistan and the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Mr. Mamnoon Hussain praised the efforts of the KIU administration for this accomplishment and assured his support for the University in future.