For increase in the salaries of contractual lecturers and other employees of three government commerce colleges, their strike entered the ninth consecutive day on Wednesday.

They have not been given increment for the last 27 months. The protesters said their services had been shifted from Punjab Technical Department to Punjab Higher Education Department since then their allowances were also not being paid to them.

RALLY: JUI-F activists took out a rally to condemn the murder of JUI Sindh leader Dr Khalid Mahmood Somro and the suicide attack on Maulana Fazalur Rehman. The rally started from Shahbaz Chowk and ended at Shuhada Chowk on Jhang Road. Addressing the participants, JUI district Ameer Suhail Anwar, and others demanded immediate arrest of the perpetrators.