Hyderabad :01 March:Teachers from 263 colleges in Sindh had gathered in Karachi outside the Sindh Assembly to press the government to accept their demands. College teachers have demanded for enforcement of time-scale formula for their promotions, grant of certain allowance and filling the vacant posts of the teachers in the province.
“We will continue the boycott, unless the government removes the secretary education and accepts our demand,” warned SPLA Hyderabad region president Shahjahan Panhwar at the rally outside the press club. The SPLA claimed that some of the their protesting teachers were also arrested in Karachi.
Panhwar claimed that some 4,882 sanctioned posts are lying vacant in the province and consequently, the existing teachers’ workforce has been burdened with excessive workload. He also claimed that over a thousand college teachers await their promotions.
The SPLA’s Ghulam Nabi Rustamani said they decided to protest outside the assembly only when they felt that their rightful demands are being ignored. “Brutal suppression of our protests has only strengthened our resolve to continue our struggle,” he vowed.
Published in The Express Tribune,March 01, 2014.