At least 72 universities remained shut down on Wednesday, suspending academic activities countrywide, against governments refusal to provide funds to the Higher Education Commission (HEC), report said. Vice Chancellors of public sector universities had threatened to shut down campus after their meeting with government officials ended without any conclusion on Tuesday. Teachers, students and the non-academic staff are holding protest rally in the campuses, demanding of the government to immediately release funds for higher education. In this regard, Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association has announced protest demonstration outside the Parliament House on Sept 25.