Lahore, May 15, 2018 (PPI-OT): The Old Ravians and philanthropists have donated about Rs 14.91 million to the Government College
University Lahore Endowment Fund Trust (GCU-EFT) at the Annual Fundraising Dinner 2018 for the
scholarships of the university’s financially-challenged students.
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was chief guest at the fundraising gala while Punjab Governor
Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana and Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah were also present.
Besides other alumni, Lahore High Court Justice Farrukh Irfan Khan, an Old Ravian, also donated rupees
five million to the fund on behalf of his family and his personal behalf.
Speaking on the occasion, eminent industrialist and Mr. Iqbal Z. Ahmed sought the government’s
approval for establishing a world class business school at GCU in the name of his parents. “Honourable
Prime Minister and Respected Governor, I have a selfish reason to invite you here at GCU, said Mr Iqbal
Z. Ahmed, adding that he, his family and associates group, both from Pakistan and aboard, were ready
donating this state-of- the-art business school to GCU which was estimated to be cost $ 5 million, and
they just need government’s approval for this very purpose. Hes said that the income from the school
would go the GCU Endowment Fund Trust for the scholarships of deserving students.
GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah said that the GCU campus, built for few hundred
students almost 15 decades ago, now housed more than 12,000 students, faculty and staff members. He
requested the Prime Minister and Governor to fast track allocations from Higher Education Commission
and Punjab government for establishment and completion of the university’s new campus at Kala Shah
Prof Shah appreciated the untiring efforts of the GCU EFT executive committee members, Mr Iqbal Z.
Ahmed, Mian Misbah ur Rehman, Dr Parvez Hassan, Mian Muhammad Ashraf, Mr Javaid Oberoi, Mr Zia
Rizvi and Dr Khalid Maznoor Butt for the strengthening the university’s Endowment fund.
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