Finance department of the government of Punjab has taken a positive step to enhance the existing PhD allowance for college teachers. But instead of treating all PhD degree holders from various disciplines equally, the finance department has issued two discriminatory PhD allowance notifications allocating Rs 10,000 per month for PhDs in natural sciences and Rs 3,000 per month for PhDs in social sciences. In addition, the subject lists provided for natural and social sciences are vague and incomplete. Most unfair of all, the PhDs in humanities and languages have been ignored altogether. This arbitrary, unfair and openly discriminatory practice has created unrest among PhD degree holders and future research fellows. An allowance of Rs 10,000 per month for all PhD degree holders is a fair demand. -A DEPRIVED DEGREEHOLDER, Lahore, March 7.