UP Wakf Board to set up Wakf University

By A Staff Writer
Lucknow:
The Sunni Central Wakf Board will set up Wakf University at Kannauj. Board CEO Dr. Akmal Hussain told Islamic Voice over phone that a plot of 220 hectare wakf land near Kannauj town has been offered by the Ghufran Siddiqui Wakf. Hussain said he is approaching the Central Wakf Council for sanction of Rs. 1,000 crore for the establishment of the proposed university. He said the Council has shown positive attitude towards the proposal. He said though the Wakf University would be set up by the Sunni Central Wakf Board, but its management will have no interference from the Board. Hussain said the Wakf Board was facing financial crisis and all its current budget was merely funding the wages of the employees. Hussain who is touring the state, said he was exploring avenues to enhance the revenue resources of the Board.

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