A church and a community centre for the Christian Community and other minorities will be constructed at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF). UAF vice chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan, announced the decision to establish a church on campus while addressing a gathering of Christian students and parents held on the eve of Christmas at New Christian Colony near Saeed Abad on Saturday.
The VC also handed over allotment files of 40 newly-constructed residences to the Christian Community and said that the campus was having eight mosques constructed, adding that there would also be places of worship built for minorities. Khan stressed the need to spread a message of peace, harmony and equality between all religious and ethnic groups. “Islam teaches us to respect all other religions,” he added. He assured all the Christians employees at the university that all their issues would be addressed and that they would be provided with state-of-the-art facilities. The vice chancellor also cut a Christmas cake on the occasion.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 25th, 2011.
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