The renovation of the old building of Umar Hall in the main campus of UET Lahore has been completed. The renovation cost of building was 17.5 million. All the expenses were borne by UET Alumni Trust. Vice Chancellor UET Lahore Prof. Dr. Syed Mansoor Sarwar, Chairman Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid, Chairman LESCO, Chairman Board of Governor Punjab Textbook Board, Mian Misbah-ur-Rehman, Prof. Dr. Aziz Akbar, all chairmen of the departments and all the donors of Umar Hall participated in the event.
In the inaugural ceremony, the Vice Chancellor thanked the Alumni Trust, while the efforts of Dr. Aziz Akbar, the soul of the Alumni Trust and former vice chancellor UET were also paid tribute. The annual progress report of the Alumni Trust was presented at the ceremony. At the end of the ceremony souvenir were presented to the members of the Alumni Trust for their cooperation in the renovation of the hostel and lunch was also arranged for the guests.
After lunch, alumni and core members planted memorial plants outside Umar Hall. The Alumni showed much enthusiasm in taking up the work of renovating the century old Main Block and Annexe Block (originally Sikh National College)