LAHORE - Punjab Governor Salmaan Tasee has said that those involved in deterioration of peace of educational institutions will be dealt with an iron hand and they will not only be thrown out of institutions but also the country. He expressed these views while talking to media men after attending the Punjab University's 116th Convocation held at Faisal Auditorium on Saturday where he was invited as the chief guest. He earlier awarded 185 PhD, 387 MPhil, 486 MA/MSc degrees to the students and medals were awarded to 99 position-holders. The governor said no student union would be allowed to display arms in the educational institutions and those who were holding processions and rallies in the educational institutions were promoting terrorism. "We are not afraid of such elements and we know better how to deal with these people", he maintained. He said by not taking oath of provincial ombudsman, employees of his office were not removed from their service and he had talked to the Punjab government in this regard. On the question that why the issue of ombudsman oath taking was being delayed, he said there were certain other issues to be settled with the Punjab government and the oath taking issue taken up afterwards. The governor said education has immense importance in this era of globalisation and the big investment in this regard in the human resource which could be produced through modern education and skills. He said freedom of expression was necessary for the welfare of a community and only those people progress who are broad minded. He quoted the examples of Baghdad and Damascus which were known as the hubs of knowledge in past. He said positive activities were not being promoted properly in Pakistan as a result our country had very bad image in the world. He said we should prove all these allegations wrong by making Pakistan modern, democratic and Islamic through hard work and commitment. He congratulated all the students and the university administration for organising a successful convocation. Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran in his address also congratulated the degree-holding students and advised them to accomplish their tasks wholeheartedly and to keep their objectives. He said the PU was providing all the facilities to its researchers and now they were aiming to provide internet access to all the hostels but serious financial problem was a big hurdle in their way. He said for promoting an open minded and democratic culture, all kinds of mafia groups occupying hostel rooms, offices and houses had been eliminated. He said the administration had closed down all such offices and had taken back the possession of numerous hostel rooms occupied by the mafia since decades. It is worth mentioning that out of 99 medallists 78 were girls and 21 were boys. The PhD degrees were received by 118 men and 67 women, MPhil by 223 men and 164 women and MA/MSc by 311 girls and 157 boys at the convocation.