LAHORE, May 13: The Muttahida Mahaz-i-Asatza, Punjab, chairman has announced that schoolteachers will stage a protest demonstration against Punjab government`s anti-teacher policies from Nasser Bagh to Civil Secretariat on May 21.
In a statement issued here on Friday, Mahaz chairman Hafiz Abdul Nasir said a large number of students had not been provided free textbooks even after the passage of one month.
He claimed the students were now being asked to purchase books from the market.
Hundreds of students, children, teachers, intellectuals, politicians, journalists and people from all walks of life visited the Punjab University book fair on Friday.
Publishers and book sellers offered up to 50 per cent discount to the visitors and sold some 15,000 books on the first day. The pleasant weather on Friday attracted a large number of visitors to the fair.
Book Fair`s last day i.e. (Saturday) is for families only.
Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran hosted a dinner in honour of an 11-member delegation of Bangladesh`s leading media organisation at the Executive Club.
The delegation members included Abdal Ahmed (Amardesh National Press Club), Anisur Rehman (Kalerkantha), Haroon Jamil (Naya Digantay), Humayun Kabir (The Independent), Jhumur Bari (RTV), Kishwara Laila (Boishakhi TV), Ayub Bhuian (BSS National News Agency), Shahin Chaudhry (Shirsho News.com), Bakir Husain (Dhaka Union of Journalists, Amardesh), Shariful Islam (Dhaka University) and Khalid Naseem.
The PU on Friday declared the results of BSc chemical engineering and technology, semester system, session 2006-10.