Islamabad: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani presented a cheque of Rs.10 million to Dr. Alexander John Malik, Bishop of Lahore at PM’s House here today for the construction of the buildings of St. Denys School Muree which was burnt down in 2010.
The Prime Minister on the occasion said that the wellbeing of the minorities was one of his priorities and also part of the Pakistan People’s Party manifesto. The Prime Minister appreciated the contributions made by the Missionary Schools for spreading of quality education in the country. He said that he himself get his primary education at St. Marry Convent School in Multan..
Dr. Alexander John said that these buildings were historical as they were built in 1882 and their burning was a big loss of heritage.
He thanked the Prime Minister for the generous financial assistance for the construction of the school buildings which was reflective of his commitment towards the welfare of Minorities in Pakistan.
Present on the occasion were Dr. Paul Bhatti, Advisor to Prime Minister on National Harmony, Mr. Akram Masi Gill, MOS for National Harmony, Mrs. Shamim Malik, President Women Fellowship, Church of Pakistan Lahore, Padri Shahid Miraj, Dean of Lahore Cathedral Lahore and other senior government officials.
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