Government Islamia College

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Government Islamia College Civil Lines (Urdu: اسلامیہ کالج‎), formerly called Dayanand Anglo Vedic College, is a government college located in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. Founded by Arya Samajists as the school of Dayanand Anglo Vedic on June 1, 1886.[1] It was later renamed as the Dayanand Anglo Vedic (DAV) College.[2] The college was named after the Hindu leader Dayananda Saraswati.[3]

The college was nationalized by the Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto regime in 1972. The college is run by the Ministry of Education (Higher Wing), Government of Punjab, Pakistan.[4]


The 'Islamia College, Civil Lines' in Lahore, Pakistan was founded in 1947 on the premises of the famous DAV (Dayanand Anglo Vedic) College which then shifted to Ambala, Haryana, India after partition. Graduates and students of this college are referred to as "Faranians". The College is near where Bhagat Singh killed the British police officer John P. Saunders.

Graduates and students of this college are referred to as "Habibians", named for the college's oldest and central building.

Notable alumni[edit]

Religious scholars
Judiciary and government officials
Sports personalities
Writers, poets and artists


See also[edit]


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  4. ^ 22 promoted as professors The Nation (newspaper), published 14 June 2008, retrieved 21 November 2017
  5. ^ When history was being made The Nation (newspaper), Published 14 August 2016, Retrieved 21 November 2017
  6. ^ Profile of Maulana Abdul Sattar Khan Niazi (alumnus of Islamia College, Lahore) Senate of Pakistan website (archived), Retrieved 25 November 2017
  7. ^ Obituary of Fazal Mahmood (alumnus of Islamia College, Lahore The Guardian (UK newspaper), Published 1 June 2005, Retrieved 25 November 2017
  8. ^ Majid Nizami laid to rest - Obituary of Majid Nizami (alumnus of Islamia College, Lahore) Dawn (newspaper), Published 27 July 2014, Retrieved 25 November 2017

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