LAHORE - Punjab University Academic Staff Association (PUASA) in its general body meeting has decided to minimise its protest demonstrations and boycott of the classes. The general body meeting was held at the Institute of Chemical Engineering to review the latest development particularly the situation after arrest of three out of four culprits involved in the murderous assault on Dr Iftikhar Baloch and cleansing illegal occupants of hostels. The general body meeting was followed by executive committee meeting at the PU Executive Club under the chair of Mehr Saeed Akhtar. It is likely that the classes would resume from Monday next while the protest by wearing black bands will continue peacefully. Meanwhile the PU administration has occupied a number of hostel rooms after complete evacuation of the students from the hostel and expulsion of 107 IJT activists. The PU administration is also renovating the hostels keeping in view the security measures. The walls demarcating different hostels are being demolished for single entry and exit points into the hostels to be carefully guarded. Meanwhile the former Presidents of PU Students Unions Farid Ahmad Piracha, Saeed Saleemi, Amirul Azeem and others at a press conference has called immediate restoration of academic activity in the campus. They said after registration of cases and arrest of culprits, the IJT has cancelled the membership of four persons and ASA should also review its decision. They said the 107 expelled students should be reinstated saying that elimination of IJT from PU would not succeed. They said the Governor Punjab should take notice of the closure of the university, as it was unprecedented shut down rather prolonged than the closure in dictatorial rule. They said JI and IJT have its own accountability system and none of its member can escape from the punishment for illegal and immoral activities. They warned that expulsion and closure of students would create reaction while IJT played its role in keeping the environment at PU free from immoral and indecent activities. Rana Latif