A seminar on Sufism in Punjabi literature was held here at the Government College University Lahore under the auspices of Punjabi Department. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi chaired the seminar which was addressed by eminent Punjabi scholar Dr. Shaista Nuzhat.
In her keynote address, Dr. Nuzhat said that promotion of Sufism was necessarily important for peace and tolerance in the society. She spoke in detail about the importance of having institutions like GCU that focus on Islamic history and Sufi education besides social sciences and natural sciences.
Dr. Nuzhat appreciated the initiative as taken by the First Lady of Pakistan Mrs. Bushra Imran to establish the Al-Shazli Research Centre a Sufism (ARCS) at new campus of GCU.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Zaidi said the Sufi teachings are key to global peace. He shared the progress made about the establishment of the Sufism center, saying that the Sufis of the punjab were play key role in research at the center.
Punjabi Department Chairperson Prof. Dr. Muhammad Saeed Khawar Bhutta also addressed the seminar.
Naat, Qiraat contest held at GCU
The Hazrat Hassaan Bin Saabit (R.A.) Internal Naat and Qiraat Competition was held here at the Government College University Lahore under the auspices of its Debating Society.
A large number of male and female students from different departments of the university participated in the contest.
Main Muhamamd Talha Farooqi secured the first position in the Qiraat contest, while Muhamamd Ihsan and Hafiz Ali Akbar stood second and third. Zainab won the first position in Naat competition, while Mariaum and Ansar secured the second position. Ali Luaqman and Muhammad Azam secured the third position. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi congratulated the winners of the competition.