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Punjab students protest educational institutes’ privatisation

LAHORE: The students’ protest against the privatisation of educational institutes by the Punjab government continued for the third day on Friday.

punjab education OnlineHowever, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif invited teachers and students for negotiations over the issue and assured redress.

In Faisalabad city, students boycotted classes and staged a protest demonstration, chanting slogans against the provincial government and its decision to privatise educational institutes.

Charged students also pelted stones at cars. Police subsequently resorted to tear-gas shelling and baton-charged the students to disperse them. An exchange of hot words was also witnessed between teachers and policemen.

Moreover, students in Vehari, Multan, Mian Channu and other parts of Punjab also held protest rallies.

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