LAHORE :May 4: On the directions of Punjab University (PU) Vice-Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad, 1,800 employees from grade 1 to 15 who have been awaiting their promotions for decades have got promotion to the next grade. A ceremony was organised for the promoted employees at the university on Friday. Prof Niaz Ahmad, Registrar Dr Muhammad Khalid Khan, Hall Council Chairman Prof Dr Muhammad Abid Hussain Chaudhary, Resident Officer-I Malik Muhammad Zaheer, RO-II Jalil Tariq, Treasurer Rao Muhammad Tahir and Chief Engineer Faiz-ul-Hassan Sipra were also present. Prof Niaz Ahmad said for the first time in the history of PU, such a big number of employees had been promoted. He said the promotion would be implemented since 2017 and the promoted employees would get arrears too. The PU VC also said the employees who had not got promotion in the last around 25 years would get up to four promotions. He also announced overtime for security guards who performed duties six days a week or other employees who worked more than 40 hours a week. The VC said that he would resolve any genuine issue of any employee. The employees thanked Prof Niaz Ahmad for resolving their issues.The news.