KARACHI - Sindh Governor Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan has taken serious notice of the education department's decision to hand over the management of RLAK Government College of Home Economics and Khatoon-e-Pakistan Girls College to two NGOs, Zindagi Trust and Book Group, The Nation has learnt on Sunday. The governor directed the authorities concerned to take back the said notification in the greater interest of the educational institutions, a source in the education department said.      The authorities concerned have agreed to take back the notification on Monday (today) after the massive protest by the Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association (SPLA), Karachi chapter. SPLA leader Prof Iftikhar Azmi told The Nation that the SPLA had already gave a call for massive protest which will be held on Monday in all the colleges of the City. Classes will remain suspended during the demonstration to put pressure on the authorities concerned to abandon the said notification. The members of teachers' community and students will be gathered at the DJ Government Science College to launch protest against the higher officials of the education department, he added. It is worth mentioning that, in 2001, the government had made a plan of handing over 40 colleges to private sector on behalf of certain conditions. Such decision forced the teachers' community to go against the government by holding massive protests and demonstrations. President, SPLA Karachi Region, Prof Ather Hussain Mirza, Prof Asif Zaidi, Prof Dr Arshad, Prof Muzaffar Rizvi, Prof Iftikhar Azmi, Prof Mohsin Raza Bhatti, Prof Ummat, Prof Shamim Bhutto, Prof Ghazanfar, said that the leadership of MQM could save the educational institutions of the City.   They also thanked Sindh governor for taking immediate notice of the issue and demanded him to take notice of SMB Fatima Jinnah Government Girls College Karachi, whose management has already been handed over to Zindagi Trust and get the department's notification cancelled. They demanded that Secretary Education, Rizwan Memon, and Director General Colleges Sindh Dr Rafique Ahmed Siddiqui should immediately be removed from their positions as they are facilitating the said NGOs to grab the precious lands of the said colleges.