Adhoc lecturers set up a protest camp outside PPC

Peshawar: Adhoc lecturers from Fata on Monday set up a protest camp outside press club demanding immediate regularization of their services.

Headed by president, Fata Adhoc Lecturers Association, Afsar Khan, and General Secretary Safiullah and others, the protestors hoisted placards and banner in the protest camp asking the government to regularize their services.

Afsar Khan said a total of 215 lecturers were appointed on adhoc basis in various colleges of tribal areas in 2011, but were not regularized despite the passage of four years.

He said provincial government had made services of adhoc lecturers permanent through implementation of ACT in 2010 across the province, but they were ignored.

He said the government didn’t take practical steps for regularisation for lecturers, performing duties in various colleges of Fata.

He said minister for higher education, Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani had formed a committee for making permanent services of adhoc lectures of tribal areas, and promised to accept their genuine demands, but the commitment was not honored.

Afsar Khan complained the Fata Secretariat had blocked salaries of adhoc lecturers from the last September, which creating financial problems, and unrest among the teaching community. However, he said the teachers continued their duties despite the suspension of their salaries.

They warned the government to continue their protest till regularization of their services.