LAHORE Pakistans international star and national hero Aisamul Haq Qureshi Monday visited his alma mater, Government College University Lahore, where the Universitys Sports Board hosted a reception in the honour of US Open finalist. GCU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Khalid Aftab headed the ceremony which was attended by a large number of old Ravians, GCU faculty members and the parents and friends of Aisam-ul-Haq. Addressing the reception, Aisam said that he owed his success to his alma mater and teachers who, during his college life, always encouraged him to play professional tournaments at the national and international level. I think that was the support which elevated my confidence and backed me in the pursuance of my goals, he said. Recalling his college days, Aisam proudly said that he was a recipient of 'roll of honour and a gold medal in tennis from GC University Lahore. While playing for GCU, I also won the Inter-Collegiate Tennis Championship in the year 1997-1998, he added. He also remembered that he had attended a very few classes at the university as he had always been busy in training at the university tennis court or playing tournaments for his alma mater and Pakistan. Aisam said that the university inculcated great values of tolerance, respect for others views and faiths and compassion along with imagination. He said that he was proud to be a 'Ravian and a Pakistani. Speaking to the ceremony, GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Khalid Aftab said that even when Aisam was at GCU Lahore, he was hardly here. He was always on duty leave for training or for sports. Perhaps, Aisam was sanctioned the maximum number of duty leaves by me among all the sportsmen in my tenure of office, he said. Prof Aftab said that Aisam was now also acknowledged as an 'Ambassador of Peace of Pakistan, something that we wish every Ravian to be. He is a true Ravian, he added. The vice chancellor also said that the university was compiling its 146-year sports history in which Aisams name will prominently appear. Later, talking to GCU sportsmen, Aisam urged the GCU students to excel as Pakistani and be proud of your nationality. We, Pakistanis, are talented enough to bring glory to our nation. W can win any grand slam or world cup, he said.