Government College Lahore, started in the Haveli of Raja Dhian
Singh in 1864 . However, it was soon shifted to the new building
constructed in the Neo-Gothic style of nineteenth century England.
The Gothic Tower and its sloping roof reminiscent of Cotswold
churches, was designed by W. Purdon, Superintending Engineer.
Five years and an expenditure of Rs. 320,537 later, it stood
on a small hill dominating all around it.
This prestigious educational institution has such distinguished
alumni as allama iqbal, the visionary who galvanized the Muslims
of South Asia through his poetry and philosophy to strive
for a separate homeland. And Dr. Abdus Salam, the noble laureate