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Teachers Front General Body Meeting Nominates candidates for ASA Election 2017

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LAHORE: Punjab University Teachers Front has warned the new Vice Chancellor Dr. Zafar Mueen Nasar that if he didn’t implement the merit policy announced by him the academic staff association would stand against him for the welfare of the teachers community.

Over 200 members of the TF gathered at Alraazi Hall, New Campus, to get nomination for the candidates of ASA election 2017.

Dean’s of different faculties and Heads of different departments were present, including Prof. Dr. Shahid Kamal, Prof. Dr. Fakhar ul Haq Noori, Prof. Dr. Mumtaz Akhtar, ASA President Prof. Dr. Sajid Rashid Ahmad, Secretary Dr. Mahboob Hussain, all office bearers and executive member. Faculty representation from all departments was distinctly visible. This speaks of confidence of people over the services rendered by the outgoing ASA.

Talking to the occasion, Dr. Mahboob Hussain, Secretary ASA highlighted the performance of the past two tenures.

He said ASA ensured residential facilities for teachers in the form of new housing flats besides starting the project of PU housing Society Town 3.

Addressing on this occasion, ASA President Prof. Dr Sajid Rashid Ahmad said a small group of teachers led by PUCIT Principal Dr Mansoor Sarwar was pressuring the new VC for a revenge politics on the campus. He said if the Vice Chancellor would not wok on merit and promotes the agenda of a pressure group the ASA would stand against the Vice Chancellor. However, if he (VC) would work on merit, they would support his policies.

Dr Mahboob Hussain said TF was against IJT hooliganism on the campus as it always worked for the promotion of peaceful academic atmosphere. Earlier, the house gave nominations for the candidates of ASA election 2017 scheduled on February 16.

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