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3,000 teachers illegally hired in previous PPP tenure: Khuhro
Karachi, Feb 22: The Sindh education minister conceded during the provincial assembly
proceedings on Friday that 3,000 schoolteachers had been hired in an
unauthorised manner during the previous tenure of his party.
he pinned the blame on a dozen senior education department officers
instead of holding the Pakistan People's Party government or his
predecessor, Pir Mazharul Haq, responsible for the wrongdoing.
education department officers, including grade-19 ones, had taken undue
advantage of the previous government's drive to provide employment
opportunities to the eligible youth of the province," Nisar Ahmed Khuhro
said while responding to Pakistan Muslim League-Functional MPA Nusrat
Seher Abbasi's call attention notice.
teachers were hired while completely disregarding the availability of
the sanctioned posts and the budget for disbursing their salaries," he
"However, the present government cannot immediately decide about the fate of these teachers."
his party's previous government, Khuhro said it had acted in good faith
in an attempt to create employment opportunities.
an inquiry was conducted by the government to identify the people
responsible for the unauthorised hiring and 12 education officers were
suspended as a result.
The minister identified the
suspended officers as Attaullah Bhutto and Shams Din Dal; former
directors of the School Karachi; Ali Nawaz Niazi, former district
officer of the education headquarters; Bashir Ahmed Abbasi, former
district officer, Secondary and Higher Secondary Male Karachi; Farnaz
Riaz, former district officer, elementary female; Abdul Latif Mughal,
deputy district officer elementary male; Mumtaz Ali Sheikh, former
district officer, elementary male; Abdul Jabbar Dayo, former district
officer secondary and higher secondary male; Musharraf Ali, subject
specialist at the Directorate of School Karachi; Liaquat Ali Solangi,
assistant accounts officer, Directorate of School Education; Imran Ali
Solangi, primary schoolteacher and Naveed Ahmed, assistant at the
Directorate of School, Karachi.
Khuhro said the suspended
officers had moved the superior court against the government's
disciplinary action and managed to obtain a stay order.
the suspension orders of these officers have been withdrawn on the
court's directives, the provincial government will not post them until
the issue of the illegal hiring is settled."
minister added, the education department had been scrutinising the cases
of the prospective candidates to determine their eligibility for the
posts of teachers.
100 enrolment rate
provincial lawmakers unanimously passed a resolution for seeking the
support of all political parties of Sindh for achieving a 100 percent
school enrolment rate in the province as well as improving the
A day earlier in Karachi, leaders of nine political parties of Sindh had gathered and jointly endorsed the cause.
presented and read out the resolution the contents of which were: "This
assembly resolves that we the political parties of Pakistan, proud of
our association with Sindh and concerned about the future of this great
province, hereby come together to pledge that we are committed to
ensuring 100 percent enrolment in Sindh so that every child between the
ages of five and 16 is in school, in keeping with Article 25-A of the
Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, and the Sindh Right of
Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act-2013.
are determined, notwithstanding our political and ideological
differences to support each other in making sure that our collective
commitment to ensure 100 percent enrolment in Sindh is widely known and
widely owned within our parties and among our cadres. We may disagree on
many issues but we are united in pursuit of 100 percent enrolment
across the province of Sindh.
"We believe that Sindh
cannot progress without literacy and numeracy. We are committed to
dramatically improving the quality of education our children receive,
particularly in reading Sindhi and Urdu, and in Mathematics. We promise
to sustain our interests in education in Sindh. We will come together
through parliamentary and extra-parliamentary measures to revisit the
state of affairs and asses progress at least once every three months".
the education minister said one of the main reasons behind tabling the
resolution was that around six million children in the province were not
enrolled in schools, thus they were being denied their fundamental
right of receiving basic education.
He said there could be
plenty of reasons for these children not going to schools, but
collective efforts were required on the part of all stakeholders
concerned in the province to have these children enrolled.
the 43,000 schools in the province, some 38,000 are functional but
efforts are required to ensure that children receive their basic
education there," he said. The news
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Govt funding sought for private schools in city
Karachi: Government funds allocated for education should also be given
to some private schools, said All Private Schools Management Association
Sindh Chapter Chairman Syed Khalid Shah, addressing a press conference
at the Karachi Press Club (KPC) on Wednesday. Shah said that private
schools were catering to 70 percent of the student, but in terms of
budgetary allocation to education, funds of the World Bank and other
international institutes were spent only on government schools. He said
that the Sindh Education Foundation was formed for financial support to
low-fee-charging private schools, but it now ran its own schools and had
stopped funding private schools. He demanded the authorities to exempt
low-fee-charging private schools from taxes and duties, besides
facilitating them in getting loans from banks. He said that efforts
should be made so that these low-fee-charging schools could continue to
run. He said his association registered only those private schools that
charged fee up to Rs 3,000 per month. He said the schools that charge
fee more than Rs 3000 per month were not low-fee-charging schools. Daily times
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KMDC teacher shot dead
Karachi: A professor at the Karachi Medical and Dental College (KMDC) was gunned down in a suspected targeted attack
in North Nazimabad on Monday when he was coming out of the campus, the
Tamuria police said.
They added that 57-year-old Prof Javed Iqbal Qazi left the KMDC
campus in a chauffeur-driven car and when he crossed the parking area of
the college two motorcyclists opened fire on him and fled, leaving the
doctor and his driver Mohammed Nawaz wounded.The wounded driver took the
professor to a private hospital where he was pronounced dead on
Later, the body was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities.
Additional police surgeon Dr Abdul Haq said that Dr Qazi sustained
five bullet wounds; two in the chest and three in his left arm. The
driver sustained gunshot wound in his foot.
Shadman DSP Iftikhar Lodhi said that it appeared to be an act of
targeted killing, but investigation was under way to determine its exact
He said that Dr Qazi lived in Naval Housing Society in Dalmia and
also worked in the Ziauddin Medical Hospital and the Abbasi Shaheed
He was the dean of the pathology department of the KMDC.
The DSP said that the murder was not related to any extortion threat
according to a statement of the widow. Dr Qazi even did not carry a
mobile phone, he added. Dawn
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Defence library to hold book fair
Karachi: The Defence Central Library (DCL) will organise a three-day book fair from February 20 to 23 to mark its 22nd anniversary.
fair will be open from 10am to 9pm and leading publishers and
booksellers would set up their stalls and sell publications at
The event will be inaugurated by DHA
administrator Brig Muhammad Abdullah on Thursday evening after which a
literary seminar will be held at the library's auditorium. The news
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