LAHORE - As many as 35 shopkeepers of teaching staff colony of the University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore have urged the Vice Chancellor to withdraw the clandestine decision to invite bids for new auction of the shops. In a statement they said that University officials have invited bids on May 2 for a fresh auction ignoring the sitting shopkeepers who had been running their business for the past 20 years and now they were being deprived of their allotments. The affected shopkeepers have also secured stay order from the court of law and urged the UET authorities not to dislodge them in view of their services to continue the shops running despite low turn out of customers.