Pakistan: 2,000 posts of lecturers lying vacant


Karachi : As many as 2,000 posts of lecturers are lying vacant.This was stated by the Sindh minister for Education, Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq.

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He announced here on Wednesday that these vacancies would be filled on the basis of merit.The Minister was of the view that recruitment of the teaching staff on merit would have a positive impact in the field of education.

He also asked the faculty members to impart knowledge to the younger generation with commitment and devotion.

Pir Mazhar ul haq also asked the office bearers of the Sindh Professors and lecturers Association (SPLA) ‘not to oppose the Education Department’s policy of merit’.

He further maintained that there should be no pressure for ‘getting declared as successful’ those 29 candidates who were unable to qualify in the interview conducted by the Sindh Public Service commission for recruitment as ad hoc lecturers.

The Minister maintained that this should not be the role of the SPLA to resort to such tactics and oppose the policy of hiring on the basis of merit.

He also asked the Sindh Secretary Education to initiate disciplinary action against those interfering in the process of teaching.

Pir Mazhar said that protect demonstration and disruption in the academic process is not the solution to the problems.

Instead attention should be paid towards honestly performing the professional duties and with a sense of commitment and devotion, he added.