LAHORE - A meeting of Punjab University faculty members held at New Campus on Thursday in which as many as 400 faculty members participated.

After the meeting, the faculty members held a “Merit Rally.” It was first time in history of the PU that the varsity teachers organised merit rally. The participants of the rally appealed to the Punjab Chief Minister to appoint vice-chancellor of Punjab University only on merit, maintaining his good governance policy. The participants condemned the attitude of so-called representatives of Academic Staff Association who wanted to appoint VC of their choice using political pressure.

The participants demanded the appointment of vice-chancellor only in line with the recommendations of “Search Committee.” They had reservations that a pressure group was making efforts to get their own VC.