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Coronavirus: PU teachers, students express solidarity with China
Coronavirus: PU teachers, students express solidarity with China

LAHORE: (Monday, February 10, 2020): The teachers and students of Punjab University along with Chinese students have expressed solidarity with China and its people coping with Coronavirus. In this regard, a rally was taken out by PU Department of Political Science in which the participants were carrying placards inscribed with “We Stand with China”. Department of Political Science Chairperson Prof Dr Iram Khalid, Prof Dr Rana Ejaz, Dr Shabbir Ahmad Khan, students of the department and Chinese students of the university participated in the rally. The rally concluded outside Vice Chancellor’s office and turned into demonstration to express solidarity with China. Pro Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Saleem Mazhar, Chief Medical Officer Dr Muhammad Akram and other officials also participated in the demonstration. Addressing the gathering, Prof Dr Saleem Mazhar said that Chinese were a great nation and it had coped with many crises in the past. He said that Chinese people were fighting coronavirus with bravery and they would come out of this problem too. He said that Pakistan government and the nation stood with China at this critical time and we felt that propaganda was also being fanned to exaggerate the situation. He said that Pakistan and China were time-tested friends and we would always stand with each other at all difficult times.