Pro­mot­ing ‘Is­lamic tra­di­tions’ in var­sity

SIS­TERS’ DAY ON VALEN­TINE’S DAY

The Free Press Journal - - WORLD -

LAHORE: A Pak­istani uni­ver­sity will cel­e­brate Sis­ters’ Day on Fe­bru­ary 14 to pro­mote “Is­lamic tra­di­tions,” ac­cord­ing to the vice chan­cel­lor.

Fe­male stu­dents can be gifted scarves and Abayahs (clothes) as de­cided by Vice Chan­cel­lor Za­far Iqbal Rand­hawa of the Uni­ver­sity of Agri­cul­ture in Faisal­abad and other de­ci­sion mak­ers, Dawn news re­ported.

The vice chan­cel­lor be­lieves it was “com­pat­i­ble with Pakistan’s cul­ture and Is­lam,” the re­port said.

Fe­bru­ary 14 is cel­e­brated as Valen­tine’s Day across the world. On the day, peo­ple ex­press their love and af­fec­tion with greet­ings and gifts. The uni­ver­sity an­nounced it will cel­e­brate Sis­ters’ Day on Fe­bru­ary 14 to “pro­mote Is­lamic tra­di­tions”, Rand­hawa said.

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