PESHAWAR - The contractual lectures hailing from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday took out a rally against the government for non-regularization of their services.

Dozens of the protestors led by the general secretary Ad-hoc Lecturers’ Association were carrying placards and banners inscribed with slogans inscribed with slogans in favor of their demands, gathered here outside Governor House and then marched towards press club. Amid chanting anti-government slogans and in favour of their demands, they held a protest demo outside press club.

The protesting colleges’ teachers both male and female led by the GS of Adhoc Lecturers’ Association, Qazi Zafar Iqbal, senior vice president Iqbal Shakir, general secretary Jamil Ahmad, president Adhoc Lecturer Association, Fata chapter Amjad Jahangir and general secretary, Ihsan Dawar.

Addressing the protestors, Iqbal said that more than 520 including male and female teachers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and tribal region were appointed on contractual basis after qualifying their written test two year back. He added that they had raised the demand several time with authorities concerned, but to no to avail, adding the government have also stopped their salaries for the last four months, he lamented.

We didn’t stop our duties despite the indifferent attitude of the government, he said.

Iqbal also said that most of teachers are highly qualified and well-experienced. 

The government have been regularised the services of employees of other departments, but we have been ignored, he lamented.

In Fata, the president of tribal teachers association informed more than 70 percent lecturers had been appointed on adhoc basis in tribal belt in which 138 male and 119 female lecturers were performing their duties despite of worst law and order situation in Fata.

They demanded of the government to regularize their services on priority basis, and threatened to commit self-immolation if their demands were not fulfilled forthwith. They vowed to continue their protest campaign till the acceptance of their demands.