The teachers of Punjab University (PU) held protest demonstration here on Tuesday against notices served to them for vacating the houses for metro train project.
The PU Academic Staff Association (ASA) held protest rally near Campus bridge and blocked road for traffic. The protest rally taken out from Al Raazi Hall to Gate No 2 was led by ASA President Prof Dr Hasan Mobeen Alam, Vice President Prof Dr Abid Hussain Chaudhry, Dr Faheem Aftab and Secretary Dr Mahboob Hussain.
Talking to media on the occasion, the faculty members said that the teachers had taken out the rally to remind the government of its promise that it would not use PU Town 1 land for constructing metro train offices. The teachers said that they would stage demo outside Chinese Consulate if their demands were not met as promised by the government. They said that teachers were demanding their rights in a respectable way and the government must consider it.
Earlier, in the general body meeting, the teachers warned that if their houses were demolished in Town 1, the teachers would boycott the classes and stage demo outside the Chief Minister’s House. The ASA has summoned another general body meeting on Wednesday at 12 am at Al Raazi Hall.