Punjab Teachers Union (PTU) hunger strike

PTU hunger strike camp for various demands
Lahore, Mar 06: The Punjab Teachers Union (PTU) organised a token hunger strike camp outside the Punjab Civil Secretariat on Thursday to press the government for various demands of the schoolteachers. The PTU announced to organise a three-day hunger strike camp for highlighting various demands including provision of teaching allowance, regularization of contract teachers, end to political and NGO interference in schools, group insurance for teachers and end to monitoring mechanism. However, the hunger strike ended on the first day following Secretary School Education Department held a meeting with PTU representatives and assured that their genuine grievances would be redressed.

Dua at Queen Mary College
DUA for Mrs SA Khan, former principal of the Queen Mary College, who passed away here on Tuesday, will be held at 3pm at her residence at 5-Shariff Colony, Canal Park, Gulberg II.

Lecture on Iqbal at GCU
The Arabic Society of Government College University (GCU) organised a special lecture on 'Iqbal's thoughts and their impact on the Arab World' on Thursday. According to a press statement, the lecture was delivered by Dr Ibrahim Muhammad Ibrahim, Head of Urdu Department Cairo University Egypt, who speaking on the occasion said that Egypt was the only country in the Arab World where Urdu was a regular subject and people of Egypt were very much known with Urdu. "They also learned Iqbal and his poetry", he added. Besides faculty members, a large number of students attended the event. The News

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HEC Inter-University Men Cricket Punjab University beat UST Bannu to reach final
Peshawar: Punjab University took berth into the final after defeating University Science and Technology Bannu in the first semi-final played at Hostel No. 2 ground on Thursday. Winning the toss, Punjab University decided to bat first by scoring 176 runs for the loss of seven wickets after playing 30 overs. Muhammad Usman was the pick-of-the-pack who smashed 60 runs not out with five boundaries and two sixes, Najaf Latif made 46 runs with three boundaries, Raheel Bhatti scored 18 runs. For Bannu University Azaz Khan took three wickets with his excellent bowling, Fahim took two wickets, Shahzeb got two wickets. In reply, University of Science and Technology Bannu bowled out for 80 runs after playing 26.3 overs of the allotted 30 overs. Farhad Ashfaq (20) with two boundaries, Fawad Ali (17) were the leading scorers. For Punjab University, the last time winner of the event, Rizwan Ahmad took three wickets, Amir Hamza claimed two wickets, Muhammad Bilal got two wickets while Wahid and Imran got one wicket each. Before the semi-final match Bannu also defeated University of Malakand by six wickets as Malakand made 105 runs in 24.3 overs for the loss of all wickets and Bannu chased the target for the loss of four wickets in 13.3 overs. It was the only quarter-final match left behind because of the rain and thus the Championship postponed whereas total 16 qualified teams took part. Sajjad Khan and Hashmat Khan supervised the match while Khyal Muhammad acted as scorer.

Gomal University reach HEC Inter-University Cricket final Left-arm pacer Muhammad Shakeel and spinner Saeed Mustansir guided Gomal to thumping victory against University of Sargodha in the semi-final of the HEC Inter-University Cricket Champi-onship being played here at KMC ground on Thursday. Muhammad Shakeel took three wickets for 21 runs in his six overs spell, Saeed Mustansir took three wickets for 11 runs by restricting University of Sargodha to 88 runs in 21.3 overs. Earlier, University of Sargodha won the toss and invited Gomal University to bat first. Gomal University made 163 runs for the loss of six wickets in the allotted 25 overs. Hikmatullah made 62 with seven boundaries and two sixes. Muhammad Lukman scored 26 runs, Salman Shahid (27) with three boundaries, Muhammad Shakeel (25) were the leading contributors. For University of Sargodha Muhammad Dabir took two wickets for 29 runs, Qasim Iqbal took one wicket and three players were run out. In reply, University of Sargodha bowled out for 88 runs in 21.3 overs with only Muhammad Shakir (20) and Hassan Aslam (20) were the key runs takers, none of the other batsmen could cross the double figures. For Gomal University Shakeel and Saeed Mustansir took three wickets each while Muhammad Shafiq, Akram took one wicket each. Sohail Khan and Sajid Afridi supervised the match while Nadeem Khan acted as scorer. The final and third position matches will be played on Friday. App

College principal abducted in Hangu
Peshawar: Unknown armed persons kidnapped a college principal in Hangu on Thursday. While the people abducted during the last one month from Kurram Agency and Hangu have not been recovered yet. According to sources, principal, Muhammad Ashraf was on his way to college when unknown gunmen abducted him on gun point and shifted him to an unknown destination. F.P Report

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