Flag-hoisting Ceremonies Held at PU and GCU
LAHORE: A flag-hoisting ceremony was held at the Punjab University New Campus on Saturday morning to commemorate the country’s Independence Day. The vice-chancellor of Punjab University, Prof Mujahid Kamran, the pro vice-chancellor, Prof Jamil Anwar, the registrar, Prof Muhammad Naeem Khan, the controller of examinations, Dr Zahid Karim Khan, the deans of all faculties, administrative officers, employees and a large number of students attended the ceremony.
Addressing the gathering after the hoisting of the national flag, the vice-chancellor stated that freedom is a great blessing. He said that the value of independence could be gauged from the miserable plight of Muslims living in India, Kashmir and Palestine.
The vice-chancellor said it was incumbent upon every Pakistani citizen to carry out his or her individual and collective responsibilities justly and honestly in his or her respective field. He said the unprecedented devastation and heavy economic losses caused by the worst floods in Pakistan’s history provide proof of the negligence of those who were responsible for organising effective protective measures well ahead of the rainy season. He expressed a hope that the Pakistani nation, with its countless abilities, would once again rise to the occasion and survive this national crisis.
An 11-member committee headed by the principal of the Hailey College of Commerce, Prof Liaqat Ali, had arranged the flag-hoisting ceremony.
Government College University (GCU) Lahore marked Independence Day on Saturday with special prayers for flood victims and the prosperity of Pakistan. Addressing the university’s academic and administrative staff, the acting vice-chancellor of GCU, Dr Khalid Pervaiz, appreciated the philanthropic spirit of the GCU staff who have voluntarily decided to donate two days’ worth of their salaries for the flood victims. He paid glowing tributes to the martyrs, workers and leaders of the Pakistan movement whose sacrifices paved the way for our independence. A flag hoisting ceremony was held after Dr Pervaiz’s speech. staff report