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Armed forces paid tributesat Alhamra musical event

By Our Correspondent
December 24, 2019

LAHORE:A musical event, ‘An evening in the name of the brave sons of the nation’, based on patriotic songs to pay tribute to national heroes was held at Alhamra Cultural Complex Gaddafi Stadium here on Monday.

The purpose of the programme was to pay tribute to the Armed Forces of Pakistan. Renowned singers Shahida Mani, Humaira Arshad and Anwar Rafi performed wonderfully in the evening which met immense applause from the audience.

Lahore Arts Council Executive Director Athar Ali Khan said Pak Armed Forces are the great asset of this country and have always dedicated their lives to protect the country. Paying tributes to Pak Army, Khan said Alhamra Arts Council is standing with Pak Army in all circumstances and LAC will continue to arrange such programmes in future. The programme was a combined presentation of the Alhamra Arts Council and the Punjab Press Council. Deputy Director Alhamra Cultural Complex Naveed-Ul-Hassan Bukhari thanked the artists for their great participation in this tributary evening.

People from all walks of life attended the show of national songs and praised Alhamra's efforts. cake cutting ceremony: Punjab University (PU) Vice-Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad has said that we must follow the teachings of Prophets as all of them have preached promotion of love, brotherhood and peace in the world. He was addressing a cake-cutting ceremony organised by PU’s Christian community at Al Razi Hall here Monday.

Pro-VC Saleem Mazhar, Iqbal Chawla, Registrar Khalid Khan, President Academic Staff Association Dr Mumtaz Anwar, Resident Officer II Jaleel Tariq, PU Christian community leader Chaudhry Mushtaq Masih, Bishop Arif Khurram, Christian employees and their families were present on their occasion.

Addressing the ceremony, Prof Niaz Ahmad said minorities were enjoying their rights in Pakistan. He said PU was also providing them equal opportunities at all levels and they were getting employment opportunities on merit. He said their excellent performance added beauty to the environment of campus. He advised the Christian employees to equip their children with education. He announced an honorarium for Christian employees on the eve of Christmas.

Later, the VC along with others cut the Christmas cake.

police lines: A cake cutting ceremony on the eve of Christmas for Christian employees was held at District Police Lines Qila Gujar Singh on Monday. Thirteen women and 85 Christian officials attended the function.

University of Education: A ceremony to celebrate Christmas was held at University of Education (UOE) here on Monday.

Addressing the event, UOE Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha congratulated the Christian employees of the university. He said the Christian community had rendered great services and sacrifices for Pakistan which were highly commendable. The VC said, “Christmas gives us a message of love and peace for humanity.” He also distributed Christmas gifts among the Christian staff of the university. At the end, he also cut a Christmas cake. PUC announced unanimously to carryout countrywide campaign to redress public issues.