LAHORE - The spokesman of Higher Education has said that impression of stoppage of pay of the contract lecturers is true and the department authority is duly safeguarding their interests and their grievances are being redressed on priority basis. The spokesman further stated that the departmental authority has regularized the services of 44 male and 58 female lecturers (BS-17) who were appointed through Punjab Public Service Commission, on contract basis in the year 2005, on the basis their satisfactory performance. Upon their regularization they have been allowed to continue at their present place of posting. In addition to that the Secretary Higher Education has renewed the contract of 21 female lecturers and 14 male lecturers (BS-17) appointed in year 2005 for another period of 5 years, who were appointed through public service commission on contract basis.