Rawalpindi - Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Christian staff on Monday organised a cake cutting ceremony in connection with the celebrations of Christmas.

Dr Sarwat N Mirza, vice chancellor of the PMAS-AAUR, was chief guest while deans, directors and a large number of Christian employees attended the ceremony.

In his address, the VC said that Christian community was an important part of the society and were extending significant services in the sectors of education, health and other fields of life. He said that Islam taught the lesson of peace, friendship and the promotion of interfaith harmony which, he said, is dire need of the hour. He said that we must forget our differences for prosperity of the country. On the occasion, Dr Sarwat along with faculty members cut the Christmas cake. At the end, principal officers and senior faculty members extended Christmas greetings to the participants.