PESHAWAR: Dozens of sacked employees of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Higher Education Commission staged a protest demonstration here on Monday and demanded of the government to restore them as per the judgement of the apex court.

The protesting employees were holding placards and banners inscribed with slogans against the government and authorities concerned of the provincial higher education department. They also chanted slogans in favour of their demands and against the government.

Talking to media persons on the occasion, the protesting employees said that around 154 employees of various categories including junior clerks, laboratories assistants and hostel wardens had been removed following a verdict of the high court last year. They further informed that they did challenge the High Court verdict in Supreme Court, in which the apex court nullified the decision and restored them from February 2013 on their respective positions.

However, the protesters said the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and department of higher education were using delaying tactics to implement the decision of the apex court. They said the officials of Higher Education Commission Khyber Pakhtunkhwa told them that a summary had already been moved to the chief minister but they had not yet received any response in that regard.–Staff Reporter

The sacked employees demanded the chief justice of Pakistan and chief minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to take notice of the issue and ensure reinstatement of all sacked employees.