Christmas celebrations held at GCU

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The Government College University (GCU) Lahore faculty, staff members and students Friday celebrated the Christmas with the university’s minority community. Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi cut the Christmas cake with the university’s Christian staff and faculty members. The faculty members and administrative heads of university were also present.

The VC said: “We not only accept the minorities but also celebrate them; they have same rights as we have in Pakistan.” He added that the GCU had always stood out for promoting tolerance and religious harmony. The Vice Chancellor announced special honorarium for the minority staff.

Meanwhile the Board of Revenue (BoR) retrieved 31 acres and four kanals of state land worth over Rs 30 million in Rahim Yar Khan, Sheikhupura, Khanewal and Okara in the last 48 hours.

Senior Member Board of Revenue (SMBR) Babar Hayat Tarar said that more than seven kanals of state land worth Rs 2.1 million had been retrieved in Khanewal. Similarly, 14 kanals land worth Rs 5 million in Sheikhupura, 11 kanals 10 marlas worth Rs 10.53 in Okara, 21 acres and two kanals worth Rs 10.16 million had been retrieved in Rahim Yar Khan.

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