Govt Islamia College Civil Lines

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Government Islamia College Civil Lines (Urdu: اسلامیہ کالج), formerly called Dayanand Anglo Vedic College, is a government college in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. Founded by Arya Samaj as the school of Dayanand Anglo Vedic on June 1, 1886,It was later renamed Dayanand Anglo Vedic (DAV) College after Hindu leader Dayananda Saraswati.The college was nationalized by the Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto regime in 1972. It is operated by the Ministry of Education (Higher Wing), Government of Punjab, Pakistan. History 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 D.A.V. College (Lahore) in Ambala, Haryana, India after partition. Graduates and students of this college are referred to as "Faranians".

On 17th December, 1928. Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar awaited at the entrance of this college for a plan to kill Superintendent of Police James A Scott. However, in a case of mistaken identity, the plotters shot John P. Saunders, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, as he was leaving the District Police Headquarters across the street, and ran towards Government College.

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

The college has rival competition with the Government College University, Lahore, known as "Ravians", in education and cricket teams.