SPLA threatens hunger strike from 17th
HYDERABAD. July 11: The Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association has
decided to observe token hunger strike daily outside Larkana, Sukkur and
Hyderabad press clubs with effect from July 17 for the acceptance of college
The decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of
the provincial administrative council held here on Tuesday with Professor Riaz
Ahsan in the chair.
The meeting criticised the Sindh government,
specially the education minister and officials of the education department for
taking no steps to resolve the problems of 850 ad-hoc lectures.
pointed out that the ad-hoc lecturers had not received their salaries for the
last 5 months and demanded that on the pattern of the NWFP, the services of
ad-hoc lecturers of Sindh should also be regularised and they be paid their
salaries of last five months. It condemned the anti-teachers attitude of the
chairman Sukkur Board and demanded his removal.
The meeting adopted
several resolutions demanding the upgradation of the college teachers on the
pattern of university teachers and payment of same salaries and allowances to
college teachers working in urban and rural areas.
It further demanded
that 750 posts lying vacant in grade 18, 19 and 20 should be filled through
promotions without delay and notification should be issued for the upgradation
of librarians and the DPEs.
It said the outstanding dues of college
teachers in move-over and promotion cases should be paid immediately and the
retired officers who were appointed on contract basis in the educational boards
should be removed forthwith and the in-service professors should be appointed in
It said the office of Director General Colleges should be
shifted to Hyderabad, 1972 Language Act implemented in letter and spirit,
shortage of college teachers, books and scientific equipments be eliminated and
the vacant posts of principals filled without delay.
The meeting resolved
to observe token hunger strikes outside Larkana, Sukkur and Hyderabad press
clubs daily with effect from July 17 for the acceptance of these demands. Dawn
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