All Punjab Vocational Employees Association (APVEA) Chairman Mehr Nasir Javed, Vice Chairman Madam Yasmin Akhtar, local leaders included Malik Muhammad Saeed, Zahid Hussain and Muhammad Khand demanded the provincial government to regularize services of all contract employees of the Vocational Training Institutions (VTI).

Talking to the media men they said that the non-regularisation of their services was illegal, discriminatory and against the principals of natural justice. They requested the Punjab Chief Minister for regularization of their services.

PLEDGE: Newly elected President of Traders Welfare Association M Nawaz Mehmood Shaheed has vowed to resolve all the problems confronting the business community on priority, saying a strategy would be devised by taking the community members into confidence. Addressing the TWA annual general body meeting, Nawaz said that he accepted the presidentship of the Chairman as a challenge and pledged to resolve all the issues confronting the traders. All possible steps would be taken to ensure provision of facilities.