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Golden memories of Syed Ali Geelani at Lahore, Punjab University


Eminent Hurriyat leader late Syed Ali Geelani has spent a few years of his life in Lahore and had golden memories here.

According to Prof Dr Rafiuddin Hashmi, former Chairman Department of Urdu, Oriental College, Punjab University, Syed Ali Gillani was about 12 years old when he came to Lahore.

He resided at Mozang at the house of eminent Kashmiri writer Munshi Muhammad Din Foq.

According to Pro Vice-Chancellor and former Principal Oriental College Prof Dr Muhammad Saleem Mazhar, Mr Gillani spent one year at Lahore and went back to his hometown.

Later, he said, he came to Lahore again and got admission at a private college headed by eminent scholar Agha Baidar Bakht, which was affiliated with Punjab University.

He said that the college was situated at Anar Kali.


He said that Syed Ali Gillani passed the exam of Adeeb Alam conducted by Punjab University and later got admission in Adeeb Fazil program.

According to a press release issued by Punjab University, Dr Mazhar said that during his studies, he received a letter from his family that his father was ill. He said Syed Gillani then left his studies incomplete due to the illness of his father and went to his hometown.

Tree plantation at PU Old Campus

Punjab University Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Saleem Mazhar on Thursday inaugurated tree plantation drive at Old Campus.

Principal Oriental College Dr Khalid Dad, Resident Officer II Jalil Tariq, heads of various departments and faculty members also participated in the ceremony.


Dr. Mazhar planted a sapling in the historic lawn of Senate Hall.

Addressing the ceremony, Dr. Mazhar said that it was our duty to safeguard natural environment for the survival of all livining beings on earth. He urged the teachers and students to plant trees in their surroundings and look after them for their better future.

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