KARACHI - Thousands of academic and non-academic staff of the Education Department is waiting for advance salaries on the eve of Eid-ul-Azha, while salaries of the majority have been seized in the finance office of the CDGK. Teachers and other non-academic staff are worried about delay in the provision of salaries, causing tremendous problems for them on the eve of Eid ul Azha, The Nation has learned. A source in the education department said that in some towns employees had been salaried but the department with an excuse of paucity of funds had refused large segment of employees. Chairman Education Committee, CDGK, Ms Shamim Akhtar, while talking to The Nation, admitted that the staff of the department was really worried over the delay in the salaries, and said the finance department had assured us for the release of salaries before Eid. She confirmed that employees of some towns had got their salaries. When DO Kurram Arif was contacted, he said that department had completed all procedures regarding the issuance of salaries and sent all details to the finance department. It is expected that salaries of the staff would be issued in one or two days, he said.