Punjab University (PU) Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Asghar has Zaidi said that we have to follow the teachings of Hazrat Eesa (A.S) for the promotion of peace and brotherhood in the country. He was addressing a Christmas cake cutting ceremony organized by PU’s Christian employees at Faisal Auditorium. On this occasion, Dean Faculty of Geo-sciences Prof Dr Sajid Rasheed Ahmed, Resident Officer-II Jalil Tariq, social worker Raja Munawar, Chairman Masih Ittehad Committee Chaudhry Mushtaq and a large number of Christian employees and their families participated.

In his address, Dr Asghar Zaidi said that the Christian employees of the university had played important role in the development of the university. He said that similarly the work of sanitary workers to keep the university clean was also commendable. He said that we should participate in each other’s festivals to promote the message of unity. On the occasion, the VC announced to increase Christmas Allowance by Rs 1000 this year.

Dr Sajid Rasheed said that every year Christian employees of Punjab University organized a wonderful Christmas program which sent the message of peace and brotherhood to the world. He said that everyone played their role in the development and prosperity of the university. Chaudhry Mushtaq said that every year they celebrated the Christmas festival in Punjab University with complete religious freedom for which they were grateful to the administration for their support. He thanked the VC for increasing the allowance of Christian employees on the occasion of Christmas. Later, the Christmas cake was cut.

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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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