It is over three decades now when Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri founded the Minhaj-ul-Quran International (MQI) in 1981 and procured a piece of land from LDA, measuring 2.5 acres—365-M, Model Town—in January 1983 to house its offices and educational institutes. Later, the MQI acquired an expansion of 20 acres in Township Lahore to develop an MQI education complex in the metropolitan city. Over the decades, the MQI has risen in many dimensions—many new buildings for Minhaj University, College of Sharia & Islamic Sciences, Minhaj College for Women, Jame al-Minhaj, Tehfeez-ul-Quran Institute, Aghosh Orphan House, Suffah Hall and Gosha-e-Durood were constructed, forums like Minhaj Education Society, Minhaj Welfare Foundation, Minhaj Youth League, Mustafvi Students Movement, Minhaj Ullama Council and Minhaj Women League were formed and more than two dozen directorates like Foreign Affairs, Dawah, Training, Research, Minhaj Production, Minhaj Publications, Minhaj Marketing, Sales Center, Minhaj Printing Press, IT Bureau and Minhaj TV were established. These huge establishments have used the secretariat facility and the bastion at Township to its capacity, and are now spilling over the precincts. The dynamic leadership of MQI has ambitious plans to keep pace with the fast moving modern life, maintain its effectiveness in the field, in Pakistan and the world over. The extending requirements for religious, educational and welfare projects of MQI need much more area for expansion and development. Therefore it has been decided to acquire a 200-acre piece of land in the peripheries of Lahore to cater coming needs of coming decades. This piece of land host a great seat of learning called Minhaj Education City.