The construction of the new Jamia Masjid on Friday began at Government College University Lahore.
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi and a large number of teachers and staff members were present on this occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Zaidi said construction of a new mosque had become very crucial for the University. He said GCU students, teachers, and staff have donated more than rupees 10 million for the construction of the mosque, while a large number of Old Ravians also wished to participate in this sacred cause.
Prof. Zaidi revealed that renowned industrialist Anwar Ahmad Khan has pledged to provide all the glass for the entire mosque. The Vice-Chancellor said that the new mosque would also house a library, reading room, separate prayer from female students, and conference hall.
The Vice-Chancellor also formed a committee to oversee all the matters related to the construction of the mosque.
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Zaidi also highlighted the importance of mosques in practical activities in Islam.
Dr. Naeem Anwar Khan was also addressed at the ceremony.