Lecturers on hunger strike
LARKANA, July 18: A group of professors and lecturers observed a token
hunger strike outside the press club on Tuesday in response to a call given by
the Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association (SPLA) to protest against the
government's delay in regularising ad hoc lecturers.
demanded regularisation of 863 ad hoc lecturers and upgradation of their posts
in accordance with the policy of the Higher Education Commission.
said that only Sindh was delaying regularisation of its ad hoc lecturers while
the other provinces had regularised their services a long time ago. A summery on
regularisation sent to Chief Minister House was awaiting chief minister's
signature, he said.
Their salaries had been withheld since the summery
was sent to Chief Minister house, they complained and announced that the protest
would continue till the government accepted their demands.
bureau adds: A large number of college lecturers staged a token hunger strike
outside the press club under the banner of SPLA on Tuesday to press the
government for accepting their demands.
Talking to journalists, Ayaz
Halepoto, Rashid Unnar, Pandhi Khan Talpur and Ali Asghar Otho demanded that ad
hoc lecturers should be confirmed in service and paid salaries of five months,
college teachers should be upgraded on the pattern of university teachers, 500
vacant posts of teachers in grade-18, 19 and 20 should be filled through
promotions, political interference in universities and educational boards should
be stopped and the retired officers reappointed in the educational boards should
be removed. Dawn
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