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Protest Erupts Against Privatization of College


Government Gordon College Rawalpindi witnessed a second protest as students and faculty opposed the proposed handover to its former owner, a Christian mission. Demonstrators marched to the Rawalpindi Press Club, blocking key roads for two hours. They warned of a city-wide blockade if the decision proceeded. Protesters argued that privatization would raise fees, dismiss qualified professors, and jeopardize valuable college land. Despite traffic disruptions, police remained passive. Student leaders vowed daily protests until the decision was revoked, demanding the name change to Muhammadan College. Established in 1896, Gordon College has produced notable figures, and previous attempts at privatization were halted due to public outcry. The Punjab government faces pressure to reconsider, balancing legalities and public interests.

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