Sheikh Rasheed to Donate Lal Haveli for a University

Federal Minister for Railways Shiekh Rasheed Ahmed has announced to donate his residence, the famous Lal Haveli for a university.

While making this announcement on Friday, the minister said this is the same Haveli where he once used to sell books in his childhood.

Background of Lal Haveli

The Haveli has a historical significance as it was built and used by Dhan Raj Saigol, member of a wealthy Hindu family in Jhelum. He made it for his mistress Budhan Bai, a beautiful dancing girl from Sialkot. He gifted this Haveli to Budhan Bai once he left for India some hundred years ago.

Dhan Raj had a mosque and a temple built in the Haveli – the temple for himself and the mosque for Budhan Bai. It remained her residence until before the independence of Pakistan. She left the place when her brother was murdered here.

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