LAHORE The Punjab University Academic Staff Association (PUASA) staged a protest demonstration from PU Old Campus on The Mall to Assembly Chamber. The protestors also staged a sit-in there. The rally led by PUASA President Prof Dr Mehr Muhammad Saeed Akhtar and General Secretary Prof Javed Sami, was participated by the representatives and office-bearers of civil society, University of Health Sciences, Lahore Region Colleges Teachers Association, APCA and Aurat Foundation. They were wearing black bands on their arms and carried placards and banners inscribed with anti-IJT slogans. Prof Mehr Saeed Akhtar reiterated that unless all the major culprits and their accomplices who carried out the murderous assault on Prof Iftikhar Baloch were arrested to restore respect and honour of the academicians, the Association would continue its academic boycott, although it was their earnest desire that the classes should be restarted at the earliest. The PUASA President thanked the Punjab government for arresting the three out of four culprits nominated in the FIR of Prof Iftikhar Baloch. He also expressed the hope that the fourth culprit would also be apprehended very shortly. He said that the Associations general body meeting would be held on April 14 at 10:00am at the Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology, but no protest rally would be brought out afterwards. He also informed that after the vacation of varsity hostels, the officials concerned were speedily checking and preparing lists of illegal occupants to cancel their allotments. He said we were holding peaceful protest without blocking traffic to protest against the attack on our senior colleague, for the purposes of academic peace and tranquility on the campus. Later, the IJT also staged a protest demonstration from PU Old Campus to Assembly Chamber. The rally was led by IJT Lahore and PU Nazims Asghar Nazir and Hassan Bin Salman. The participants were raising slogans against the Vice-Chancellor and PU Administration. They said that 107 students had been expelled at the peak of their career while due to closure the future of 31,000 students was at stake. They demanded judicial inquiry into the incident to ascertain the truth.