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June 17, 2021

GCU sets up Palestine Society

 
June 17, 2021

LAHORE:The Government College University Lahore on Wednesday established the Palestine Society to initiate a youth movement against human rights violations and atrocities of Israeli forces.

The announcement to establish the society was made by GCU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi while addressing a seminar on “Human rights violations in Palestine and Kashmir” at the University’s Bukhari Auditorium.

Addressing the seminar, Minister for Housing and Urban Development Mian Mehmood ur Rashid said the young generation was now more aware and concerned and they had already proved that they would not give up the fight until the oppression of the Palestinian and Indian-Occupied Kashmir were over. “On social media, millions of people from around the globe condemned Israel’s deadly attacks and repeated violations of Palestinian human rights and international laws,” he added. The minister explained the religious, historical, and geographical importance of Palestine and stated that the only acceptable solution would be according to the geographical status of 1966 and the UN resolutions.

Vice-Chancellor Prof Zaidi said that GCU would offer admission to around 10 Palestine students, maximum two in any department, under the scholarship programme of the Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) for the Palestinians.

He added that all 500 Palestinian students coming to Pakistan for studies would gather at GCU for one week of orientation and social networking before joining their respective universities in different parts of the country. Prof Zaidi announced that Governor Ch Sarwar has been invited to become the joint patron-in-chief of GCU Palestine Society.