Sindh teachers protest | SPLA black day over teachers manhandling
Teachers protest across Sindh
Hyderabad, May 28: Primary school teachers boycotted classes and held protest
demonstrations in many districts of the province on Wednesday on the call of All
Sindh Primary Teachers Association.
In Hyderabad, primary teachers
staged protest demonstration outside the press club for the acceptance of their
demands. They told journalists that no practical steps were taken to resolve
their problems despite the promises. They demanded increase in salaries and
allowances commensurate with price hike, grant of time scale and teaching
allowance on the pattern of other provinces, implementation of deceased employee
quota and allocation of 25 per cent seats in Education Department for the
offspring's of teachers.
Primary school teachers in Shaheed Benazirabad
suspended duties and observed token hunger strike opposite the press club for
the acceptance of their demands. Protesters including Syed Mastan Shah, District
President PTA, Mohammed Saalim Zardari, Kashif Noorani and Ashraf Brohi said
that they were demanding restoration of teachers' quota in recruitment since
A number of primary schools of District Shaheed Benazirabad
remained closed and students were forced to go back home due to the strike of
Meanwhile, members of All Pakistan Clerks Association also
took out a rally for the acceptance of their demands.
Protesters led by
Daud Unnar, Syed Masood Ahmed, and Mehmood Zardari said that they were demanding
200 per cent increase in salaries in the coming budget. They also demanded
restoration of employee quota for recruitment in departments.
district, primary teachers boycotted classes. Hundreds of primary teachers
gathered in Dadu and marched on different roads of the town.
Naushahro Feroze, primary teachers took out a rally and observed token hunger
strike opposite the DCO complex.
Similar protests were observed in other
cities and towns of Sindh.
"Its regrett to say that Primary teachers of sind have been facing numours economic problem and its been hard to manage their budget in so little salary paid by govt: Unfortunately in primary cadre, there is no hope of getting promotions as it is done in others dept: Teacher is highly reputed person in the civilized society but in our society, they are not given theirs due rights. its said, Education is the back bone of any devloped countries, if you deals bad with your teacher, how can you expect the fruitful result from them. hope our rulers will consider on teachers demands so that our sindh province may get the standard educations and compete with other province of the state."
Name: Qasim Ali Brohi
City, Country: Jacobabad, Pakistan
"it is requested to civil society of sindh and pakistan, to support protest of primary teachers in sindh, because they are protesting for thier legal and actual rights, rest of three provincial governments are giving teaching allownce, time scale and other financial allownces to teachers but it is regretted to say that sindh government has deprived of the primary teachers from such allownces which is great enormity with teachers of sindh, therefore all sindh primary teachers association has started such protest and A.S.P.T.A expects from civil society for moral support of teachers and also sainguine hope that civil society will support and participate in protest with teachers. we demand from government for approval of our legal demands that uncertainity can be ended among teachers"
Name: israr Ahmed ghunio
City, Country: jacobabad , pakistan
"Dear, I would like to see the Notification issued by the chief Minister Sindh on June 2010 for TIME SCALE PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHER in Sindh."
Name: Muhammad Nasir Malik
City, Country: Hyderabad-Pakistan
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Manhandling of teachers: SPLA to observe black day today
Karachi: College teachers across Sindh will observe a black day on
Thursday (today) to lodge their protest against the manhandling of some teachers
of the DJ Govt Science College by students activists on Tuesday.
Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association (SPLA) has given the protest
However, the SPLA secretary (Karachi chapter), Prof Iftikhar Azmi,
clarified that the ongoing Higher Secondary Certificate examinations will not be
affected on Thursday in the wake of college teachers' black day because the
teachers would perform their invigilation duties as usual.
teachers would wear black armbands and hoist black flags on college buildings to
express resentment over the disagreeable incident which occurred at the DJ
Science College on Tuesday, he added.
The provincial Director-General
(Colleges), Prof Rafiq Ahmed Siddiqui, who visited the DJ Science College on
Wednesday, denounced the incident and assured full cooperation to the teachers
of the college on behalf of the education department.
emergency meeting of teachers of the DJ Science College on Wednesday strongly
condemned the incident and endorsed the SPLA's call for observing a black day on
The principal of the college, Prof Hakeem Baig Chughtai,
chaired the meeting, which was also attended by the SPLA's office-bearers
including Prof Ather Hussain Mirza, Prof Muzzaffar Ali Rizvi, Prof Iftikhar
Azmi, Prof Mohsin Raza Bhatti, Prof Arshad.
The meeting also adopted a
resolution, urging the Sindh governor and the chief minister to remove the
offices of the students' organisations affiliated with political and religious
parties from the premises of all the colleges and take stern action against the
students who indulge in hooliganism and unhealthy activities.
demanded of the Sindh government to immediately restore student unions in
colleges for the promotion of healthy activities.
resolution, it deplored that the regional director colleges neither visited the
DJ Science College nor rang up to inquire about the ugly incident in which some
students manhandled college teachers.
Meanwhile, SPLA president Prof
Ather Hussain Mirza said that a four-member delegation of the Islami Jamiat
Talaba, comprising its members Tehseen and Hamad-ur-Rehman, called on the
office-bearers of the SPLA and regretted over the incident.
team also assured the SPLA that they will present the students involved in the
incident before the college authorities so that they may take whatever action
they deemed appropriate against them," Prof Mirza said. Dawn
Students released on bail
Judicial Magistrate Zulfiqar Ali released two students of DJ Science College on a surety of Rs30,000
each in the case pertaining to manhandling of the college teachers. These
students Waqas and Mazhar were arrested by the Preedy police on Tuesday on the
complaint of a college lecturer Mehmood Mohammed. The teachers of DJ College
were manhandled by the supporters of a student organization when the second
shift paper of Intermediate examination was going on.
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KU employees react to guard's drubbing
Karachi: The University of Karachi (KU) Employees Association (United
Group) reacted to the drubbing of a guard on Tuesday by locking the
administration offices and forcing the cancellation of the ongoing examinations
"Enough is enough. We are tired of the humiliation heaped
on us by the different student parties. We had to register our protest against
the incident and we did what we thought was the way to send our message to the
administration and others," Ghulam Nabi Gabol, the vice-chairman of the
The employees locked the offices of Pro-VC Dr
Akhlaq Ahmed, who is currently the acting VC of the university in the absence of
VC Prof. Pirzada Qasim. They also visited educational departments and did not
allow the continuation of ongoing terminal exams. Dr Ahmed and KU Registrar
Prof. Rais Alvi had to sit in the office of Dean Faculty of Arts Dr Shamsuddin
where they negotiated with the employees' representatives to resolve the issue
in an amicable manner. The meeting, decided to constitute an enquiry committee,
headed by the deans of various faculties, within two days. The findings of the
committee will be submitted to the VC within 15 days. The News
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Larkana BISE's HSC-II commerce results out
Larkana: The Larkana Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education
(BISE) on Wednesday announced results of annual examination for the Higher
Secondary Certificate Part-II commerce group in which only one of 719 candidates
could make it to A-1 grade and only 21 were grabbed A-grade.
to a notification, 80 candidates were placed in B, 254 in C, 177 in D and seven
in E grade and result of 17 candidates was withheld. The overall pass percentage
remained 75.10 per cent, it said.
Sumeet Kumar Seedani and Ravi Pohwani
of the SZABIST clinched the first two positions and Akshay Kumar, student of the
Government Arts and Commerce College, bagged the third among male candidates.
In female candidates, Kawish Memon and Aas Sahar Soomro of the
Government Arts and Commerce College bagged the first and third positions
respectively and Tahera Magsi of SZABIST secured the second
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ICMAP organises 58th Management Accountants Day
Karachi: The Karachi Branch Council (KBC) of the Institute of Cost
and Management Accountants of Pakistan (ICMAP) today organised 58th Management
Accountants Day in collaboration with Microsoft Corporation of Pakistan.
Speaking on the occasion, Syed Sailm Raza, Governer State Bank of Pakistan (SBP)
who was also the Chief Guest of inaugural session of the event said that the
management accountants have played important roles in the world in economic
development. Their role in US, Europe and Canada and other region is well known
through the reports that have been published from time to time. Daily Times
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