LAHORE Representatives of Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Associations on Friday staged a protest demonstration against the provincial government for using delaying tactics in appointing vice chancellors in four important universities of the province. The representatives of FAPUASA and universalities concerned teachers during their demonstration, held in front of Lahore Press Club, demanded the government to appoint VCs for Government College University Lahore, University of Education Lahore, University of Sargodha and Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan as soon as possible. They teachers, carrying placards and banners chanted slogans against government. An officebearers of FAPUASA Prof Dr Zafar Noon, Central Secretary General and Prof Dr Mehr Saeed Akhtar, President Punjab chapter of association led the demonstration and they also delivered speeches and demanded the government to accept their demands otherwise the teachers would continue demonstrating against the government. They said that the appointment of VCs was pending from last seven months due to conflict between provincial government and the Punjab governor. They said government was reluctant to apply the recommendations of the search committee, constituted by the provincial government itself. The undue delay in appointment of VCs is affecting the academic and administrative activities in such varsities and even the acting administration of Zakariya University and Education University failed to approve annual budgets of the universities, they further added. However, the Academic Staff Association failed to gather sufficient number of teachers for making the protest demonstration nerve-racking in order to built pressure on the government. Only 25 to 30 teachers participated in the protest including FAPUASA representatives. A protesting teacher criticised the FAPUASA and said that association in fact wanted to exploit the government for the sack the personal interests and it always seemed reluctant to take up the genuine problems of teacher community.