Punjab Governor Omer Sarfraz Cheema visited his alma mater i.e. Government College University Lahore. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi welcomed the governor on the campus where he met teachers of his student life, and also addressed the representatives of the University’s student societies.

Governor Punjab was a student of Government College Lahore in the 1980s.

In response to a question from journalists, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi said that political affiliation doesn’t matter for for educational institutions. He said GCU is a leading university of Pakistan which is open to all kind of debate on political, economic and social issues.

“I want my students to ask questions and be part of healthy discussions on issues at all levels,” he added. Speaking on this occasion, the Governor Punjab said that GCU has played a historic role in the promotion of education in the subcontinent and such institutions need to be strengthened.

The Governor Punjab said that youth are the future of this country and they have the right to raise thier voice on issues of Pakistan. He also discussed Kashmir issue with the students of Kashmir Society. Later, he interacted with journalists.

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Arsalan Haider is a reporter at Academia Mag and has worked with leading national dailies and news channels. He tweets @arsalanhaider14

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