ISLAMABAD - The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday directed the Ministry of Education to regularise services of 52 contract/daily-wage teachers working in different educational institutions of the Federal Capital. It also directed the concerned authorities to adjust these petitioners on their existing posts from the date of their appointments. Single Bench comprising Chief Justice Sardar Mohammad Aslam decided the case after hearing eight identical petitions of 52 teachers. The decision was also taken in the light of earlier IHC decision by Justice Dr Sajid Qureshi on April 2, in which services of forty-five contract teachers were regularised. Raja Mohammad Khan advocate and Ali Murad Baloch advocate, counsels for the petitioners, informed the court that they have been working for the last many years in various educational institutes of the Capital on contract and daily wage basis. They were paid with meagre salaries and were even deprived of many facilities including salaries during vacations, they added. They apprised the court that they had been working for a long period and their performance was also found satisfactory by the concerned authorities. Now, they cannot apply for other government posts due to age factor and the previous precedent of daily wagers should be considered whose services were regularised, they emphasised. Moreover, contract period of most of these teachers was going to be expired soon, he said. They also cited precedents of Supreme Court, Lahore High Court and Islamabad High Court. After hearing the arguments, Chief Justice issued directions to Ministry of Education. Meanwhile, The Islamabad High Court Wednesday directed the Deputy Attorney General of Pakistan to appear on May 5 and apprise it of details regarding the issue of police officers' deputation in other allied departments hampering their due promotion. The IHC is hearing an appeal filed by Mohammad Zahid Mehmood, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Faisalabad for his promotion. Justice Mohammad Munir Paracha heard the case and issued a notice to the DAG. Barrister Masroor Shah, counsel for the appellant, told the Court that the government should explain whether the service tenure of those police officials who had been sent to other allied departments like Anti-Narcotics Force, Federal Investigation Agency or Intelligence Bureau could be considered as field service. He said according to the promotion criteria, these officials were required to remain in field service for five years. "When they are sent to other allied departments like ANF, they remain in field service as the new job is more hectic and risky," he added. He cited the Establishment Division's notification ESTA Code 2008 and the case of Personal Staff Officer to Chief Minister of Punjab during the last government whose rank was equal to SSP and his deputation service was counted as field service. He pleaded that all serving police officers should be treated at part for promotion without any discrimination. After hearing his arguments, Justice Mohammad Munir Paracha issued the notice to the DAG to appear at the next hearing.