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College teachers concerned over delay in promotion

By Bureau report
November 20, 2023
Children attend a class at a school in Peshawar. — AFP/File
Children attend a class at a school in Peshawar. — AFP/File

PESHAWAR: College teachers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have expressed serious concern over the long delay in their promotion and asked the government to convene provincial selection board (PSB)’s meeting at the earliest, otherwise they would be forced on resorting to a protest drive for their rights.

In a joint press statement, provincial chairman of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa College Professors and Lecturers Association (KCPLA), Abdul Hameed Afridi, and Mardan Chapter president Prof Husnur Rahman asked the government that the promotion cases of college teachers should be resolved as soon as possible so that their deprivations could be remedied.

They said that the college teachers have been deprived of their legitimate rights, but now they will nomore tolerate the excesses at the hands of the quarters concerned. The government should pay attention and solve the problems of college teachers, they said. Promotion is the right of every government employee and the college professors were fully eligible for the promotion, they added.

They stressed that obstacles should not be created in their promotions. They threatened that if the matter is further delayed, they would launch a protest drive across the province.