Employees protest against proposed privatization plan of technical institutions

Peshawar: Employees of Directorate of Technical Education and Manpower Training Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Monday protested outside press club, against the proposed privatization plan of technical institutions in the province.

Assistant Director Alamzeb Khan, Technical and Vocational Instructor Association president Shehzad Jamil led the the protest.

Dozens of workers were holding placards and banner inscribed with slogans against the privatization plan.

Talking to reporters, president of the association said government has planned to privatize all institutions working under supervision of Technical and Vocational Educational Training Agency and for this purpose amended TVETA ordinance 2014 is being brought , which would be not acceptable to them.

He said by handing over more than 107 technical colleges, expensive machinery, tools, and other equipment to private sector would inculcate huge losses to national kitty.

The demonstrator said that the TVETA ordinance had already failed in Sindh and Punjab, and governments of Sindh and Punjab, had termed the ordinance as a white-elephant, and failed to yield the desired objectives.

They urged the Chief Minister Advisor, Malik Shah Mohammad Wazir to secure the assets of the profitable government technical and vocational institutions.

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