LAHORE: The Old Ravians Union (ORU) has appealed to the Punjab government to refrain from ruining the 148-year-old Government College University (GCU) by destroying the Loggia Gardens and its only girls’ hostel to build a terminal of the Bus Rapid Transit System. The ORU executive committee asked PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Chief Secretary Nasir Mehmood Khosa to save their alma mater from destruction. ORU secretary Advocate Mian Muhammad Cachhar said the GCU should not be ruined for a bus terminal. He said the GCU campus was a historical site and the bus terminal could be shifted to some other site including Nasser Bagh. The union said GCU had only one girl’s hostel where around 300 female students from Balochistan, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Azad Kashmir and far-flung areas of Punjab were residing. The executive body also said that Old Ravians have much affection for the Loggia Gardens where they had spent the best time of their lives.
Published In The Express Tribune, June 26th, 2012.
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