FDE teachers' just package
Teachers demand 'just package'
Islamabad, Oct 25: Teachers have termed the package, which was to be announced
on 'Salaam Teachers Day,' unjust and urged the government to upgrade
pay-scales of those having lower grades than those who are already
enjoying top ones.
Federal Government Teachers
Association of Pakistan (FGTAP) Adviser M A Shahid said that teachers
would not accept the package, as it was an effort to facilitate those
who are already enjoying perks.
"Our demand is to upgrade all
teachers from grade 9 to 16 who are working in their respective grades
for two decades. Those who were working in grade 17 ten years ago are
now enjoying the status of grade 20, which is an injustice," he said.
said that there were around 6,000 teachers working between grade 9 and
grade 16, but their demands were seldom met despite the fact that they
actively participated in every campaign. When it comes to the promotion,
the status of those who are already enjoying good position is elevated.
"We have sent our demands to the Federal Directorate of Education and
Ministry of Education to rationalise the package and provide relief to
those who have never been considered by the government," he added.
Shahid termed the package, which was to be announced by the government,
an unnecessary financial burden on the government. "The one scale
upgradation of teachers working between the scale of 17 and 20 would
double the financial burden. These teachers have been getting
upgradation beyond their expectations," he said.
He said that this
time teachers, who have been facing illogical and biased attitude of the
relevant authorities for last many years, would not sit idle and use
every possible option to get their due rights. "We have been asked by
FDE Director General Shaheen Khan to wait for two weeks. She assured
that our problems would be resolved but if our demands are not met then
we would come out on roads and streets to fight for our rights," he
He said that they have also sent a proposal regarding the
segregation of teachers having lower grades and higher grades while
announcing a package, "but we are not sure whether this demand would be
met or not." "Once again the privileged ones are making efforts to get
their names included in the package and the chances of their inclusion
are quite visible," he said.
M A Shahid said that teachers were
already perturbed over the cut in their house rent. This package
appeared to be a ray of hope for them, however all their hopes dashed to
the ground when the government postponed the event as well as the
FDE Director General Shaheen Khan
said that they had already moved a summary regarding the upgradation of
teachers' scale and were hopeful that the issues of teachers would be
resolved in two weeks. "We have moved the summary in which we have
proposed that those working in scale 9 should be promoted to scale 14,
those in scale 14 should be promoted to scale 16 and those in scale 16
should be promoted to above scales," she added.
When told about the
teachers' reservation with regard to increase in the scale of teachers
in grade 17 and above, she said that it was unfair to upgrade only scale
9 to 16 teachers, as many of those working in higher grades were also
working for two decades. The news
"Allah has given enough knowledge to everyone there is no right of anyone to hit and speak in this way the four teachers should be expelled from the school they can also do this thing with other people no one should trust such people they should be badly punished for such a rude attitude this is absolutely known sense"
City, Country: khaitan,kuwait
"i am teacher,and teaching in i4 grade.we want to upgrade her."
City, Country: pakistan
"Teacher aik Role model hota hy. ussey apni zaat mai aisa sabit bi kerna chahye aur kisi se bi misbehave nahi krna chahye, jab keh Students k samnen to bilkul bi nahi"
Name: muhammad Shamim
City, Country: Kahuta
"The politician are not serious in the welfare and prosprus of pakistan if they are then they should provide all facilities to all teachers of pakistan and they should provide them a good status"
Name: mohammad rafiuddin
City, Country: Mardan
"salam teachers. i think that teacher is the most important person in the society.because, it is the teacher who trains the youngsters for the leadership of a masses. unfortunately we are unable so for to give our nation good leaders thats the reason we are facing bad governance. the worst thing is that here teachers not given its due place as it ought to be.teacher is being degraded everywhere in pakistan and the last nail in the coffin was the suspension of the upgradation by the prime minister in October this year.i love teaching as a profession and am working as teacher under FDE, islamabad. but i have decided to quit this job and start my own academy. "
Name: HAZRAT ULLAH
City, Country: islamabad, pakistan
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Female teachers beat colleague
Rawalpindi: Five female teachers thrashed one of their colleagues over a petty issue in a school here, police said.
Rubina Iftikhar, a physical education teacher at Government Noor
Islamia Girls High School, told Women Police that Headmistress Munawar
Sultan had assigned her the job to keep vigil on students and teachers
She said she was on a rou tine checking on Wednesday
when she observed nursery class students shouting and their teacher
Abida absent. She said she located the teacher and asked her to go to
On this, she alleged, Abida misbehaved with her.
Later, when Rubina went to the principal office to lodge a complaint,
Abida reached there and started quarrelling with her. "Abida pulled my
hair and beat me in front of the principal. However, the issue was
resolved at that time."
The complainant said Abida along with
four other teachers intercepted her on Friday and beat her in front of
the principal and students. The police have registered a case against
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Varsity reverses decision on senator's degree
Islamabad: The University of Sindh has reversed its decision of
declaring fake the graduation degree of a PPP senator, sources in the
Higher Education Commission said on Saturday.
The name of
Senator Gul Mohammad Lot was on the list of around 60 lawmakers whose
degrees were declared fake or invalid by the HEC. But the commission has
now received a fresh communication from the university withdrawing its
The sources, however, said the
vice-chancellor of the university had been asked to justify the reversal
of the decision and to clarify as to how the degree had been declared
fake and how it had become genuine now.
They said Mr Lot's name appeared as "Gul Mohammad Memon" on his apparently fake degree.
Mr Lot, who is currently serving as chairman of Senate's Standing
Committee on textile industry, could not be reached for comments as he
is currently out of the country.
The sources said that the HEC
had forwarded to the Election Commission the copy of an order passed by
the Azad Kashmir High Court calling for maintaining the status quo about
three lawmakers – Mohammad Riaz, Iftikhar Ahmad Khan and Javed Latif.
The three lawmakers, whose degrees had been declared fake by the AJK
university, had challenged the varsity's decision. The AJK High Court
issued pre-admission notice to the university to file objections.
Meanwhile, the HEC has given clean chit to another 23 lawmakers,
including Senator Ammar Ahmad Khan, brother of Privatisation Minister
Waqar Ahmad Khan and MNA Farah Naz Ispahani, wife of Pakistan's
Ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani. Ms Naz is currently serving as the
president's media coordinator.
The rest included 18 members of
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly, two of the Punjab assembly and one of the
Sindh assembly. The sources said the HEC had so far verified 627
degrees. With the addition of these 23, the number of lawmakers declared
to be holding genuine degrees in all respect has swelled to 568. Dawn
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AIOU entry tests
Islamabad: Entry tests for the admission in Commonwealth Executive
MBA/MPA programme of the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will be
held today (Monday).
These tests would take place in the main campus
of the university, as well as in Abbottabad, Faisalabad, Gujranwala,
Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Peshawar, Rahim Yar Khan, Sahiwal and Sargodha
Call letters have been sent to all eligible students
for participation in the entry test. However, those who have yet not
received letters, are advised to contact the nearest regional office of
the university or the department of Commonwealth MBA/MPA Programme Room
No.102 Block No. 11 personally, or on phone numbers 051-9250090 or 051-9057840, 9057249.
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English language teachers training concludes
Islamabad: The 26th 3-day annual training for 500 English language
teachers across the country concluded here on Sunday at Fatima Jinnah
The Society of Pakistan English Language Teachers (SPELT) organised a series of 3-day conferences in Karachi, Lahore and Multan.
event in Islamabad was participated by over 500 participants and
English language teachers' professionals including seven foreign and 48
The theme of the conference 'ELT: Mapping Unmapped
Territories' exhorted the participants' pedagogical attitude beyond the
ethnic, cultural and regional boundaries.
A variety of English
Teaching related topics were discussed in the conference. The panel
discussion in the concluding session entertained the participants
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Pakistani student wins accolade in US
Islamabad: When young Pakistanis excel at home and abroad it makes
Pakistan proud as well as negates the impression that we are a land of
terrorists and losers. Sadia Irfan is a brilliant Class 10 student of
SLS Montessori and School and she has done her country; her school and
her parents proud by being a very successful 'cultural and goodwill
ambassador' to the United States.
SLS Montessori and School is a
member of the International Education and Resource Network - Pakistan
(iEARN) and for nine consecutive years the school has been providing
opportunities to its 9th and 10th class students to study in the US on
full scholarship through iEARN's Youth Exchange and Study (YES)
Programme. In 2009 after an initial evaluation, Sadia was short listed
for the Secondary Level English Proficiency (SLEP) test held in Karachi,
which she cleared - and the subsequent interview - with flying colours
and was among the top scorers. She says getting selected for the YES
scholarship -- a one-year programme to live and study in the US for free
- was a dream come true. "It was a privilege," she said, "to be part of
a prestigious programme where the level of competition was so high that
only a few students from all over Pakistan got the opportunity to get
Talking about her experience Sadia said her journey from
Pakistan to the Untied States was as thrilling as a roller coaster ride
with some ups and a few downs, but generally very exhilarating. The warm
welcome and kind attitude of everyone in the US made her adjustment
phase very easy. Prior to her departure she had prepared herself to be
the "cultural ambassador" of Pakistan, a position, which she considered
exciting. However, thousands of miles away from her home she realised
that this was no small responsibility, yet she was not intimidated and
got involved in various co-curricular activities such as playing soccer,
Nordic skiing, tennis, cheerleading and acting, along with being an
active member of several clubs. She maintained her good grades and was
privileged to be in the "A Honours Role". She was awarded several awards
and certificates while getting recognised by Villa Rica High School
(VRHS) Georgia for being "the student of the year," as she maintained
her G.P.A of 3.8 throughout. She was also given the opportunity to
participate in the convocation where she received her degree. Sadia was
awarded a shield for being on the school tennis team and playing at
University level. Upon completion of this successful year she was given a
certificate by the US Department of State for being an exchange
After her return, Sadia is working as SLS Representative for
Youth Affairs and is energetically involved in different programmes to
share her experiences of iEARN. Her recent achievement includes being
selected to represent iEARN-YES Alumni Pakistan at the International
Youth Conference and Festival from December 6-9, in Islamabad, which is
being organised by the Ministry of Youth Affairs in collaboration with
Miradore Productions and Young International Club. About three hundred
participants will gather from more than twenty countries and attend
sessions and activities designed for capacity building regarding the
following four themes: Role of Youth In Peace Building; Disaster
Management; the role of Sports and Culture in Bridging Gaps and Drugs
and General Health Issues Among the Youth. "I am thankful to my parents,
my school, iEARN Pakistan and all those who believed that I was capable
enough to be a part of the responsibility of being an "ambassador" of
my country and getting the opportunity to spend a year in US," she says
with a smile.
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Roots director wins two awards
Islamabad: Roots School System Director Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq has won two awards in the
categories of 'Young CEO Excellence Award' and 'Education Industry
Excellence Award'. Faisal Mushtaq won these awards in the 1st Global
Management and CEO Excellence Awards 2010 ceremony organised by the
Global Media Links (GML). Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural
Resources Naveed Qamar was the chief guest on the occasion. The award
ceremony was attended by a number of distinguished professionals from
corporate, business, industry and service sectors. It was an interactive
forum with a dynamic presence and participation of the audience hailing
from different walks of life. The news
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Beaconites captivate poetry lovers
Islamabad: A large number of primary students
got accumulated at Beacon house Margalla Campus to participate in a
delightful group poetry recitation competition. Students in this event
represented their classes before a panel of 4 judges from the BMI A
Level Literature Society that comprised of Noormah Jamal, Amina, Nadir
Ali and Muhammad Hamza Butt.
The competition was classified into
categories based on age groups and classes. The audience was captivated
by the young announcers, also from the Primary Branch. Haya Adnan,
Ahmed Hadi Shehzad, Momina Zara, Zara Ahmed and Ali Akram managed the
stage confidently. First positions were won by the class 4th and 5th
students. The Beacon house Margalla Campus Principal, Admiral Nashat
Raffi and Primary Branch Head Mrs. Rukhsana Shehzad proudly introduced
the young bards to all present at the occasion.
In a cricket match organized by Beacon house students at Margalla Campus Islamabad. Daily times
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AMC hospital gets new CE, MS after months of tussle
Abbottabad: The four-month long tug of war between the chief
executive and management council of Ayub Medical Complex (AMC) hospital
has ended with the removal of chief executive and medical superintendent
from their posts and termination of management council by Chief
Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti.
New appointments have been made to all the posts and new setup will likely take over the affairs of the complex on Monday.
Senior-most professor of the AMC Dr Shamim Anwar has been appointed as
its chief executive and Dr Jan Muhammad as medical superintendent.
a five-member management council has been named which include Dr
Nizakat Begum, Dr Gul Muhammad, Dr Aziz Awan, ex-nazim of Abbottabad
Col. (retired) Mustafa Khan Jadoon and Shamsuddin. Sources said that all
these appointments are a part of ad-hoc arrangements to streamline
working of the hospital, which would be in place till permanent
appointments were made.
PDA Abbottabad chapter president Dr
Sajjad Ahmed Khan, meanwhile, called off the five-day old strike of AMC
doctors after a meeting, which was also attended by Ayub Medical College
Teaching Staff Association and Hazara Doctors Association.
Though the AMC doctors had started the strike on the call of Provincial
Doctors Association (PDA) for service structure and pay raise for the
house job doctors, on top of their demand list was the removal of the
The AMC matters were repeatedly taken up in the
provincial assembly and the chief minister had also appointed two
inquiry committees whose recommendations were finally implemented on
Dr Umer Khitab, President Hazara Doctors
Association, Dr. Sajjad Ahmed and Dr Nisar have thanked the chief
minister and health minister Syed Zahir Shah for accepting the demand of
the AMC doctors and people of Hazara. They had demanded action against
the officials for their alleged involvement in misuse of funds.
The sources said that in previous management council (MC), which
ensures smooth affairs of the complex, some political appointments were
made which had badly affected its creditability..
The now ex-CE of AMC Shehzad Naeem and MS Dr Iftikhar and other MC members had filed cases against each other.
one case, the MC recommended the increment of 32 doctors, but they were
denied promotions and increment by the CE and salaries of the doctors
were also stopped. Also, the public had been complaining the poor
service delivery and non- provision of lifesaving drugs and other
medicines in the hospital.
The former CE took several
decisions, including closure of burns unit, shifting of wards and OPD,
which were opposed by doctors as majority of the departments' heads
complained that they were not taken into confidence on the AMC
re-organisation and restructuring.
Peoples Doctors Forum
provincial president Dr Nisar has demanded of the provincial government
to appoint true professionals to the key posts as earlier the CE was not
from medical profession and had miserably failed to run the AMC
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