KARACHI - Nearly 600 ad-hoc college lecturers and their families are suffering from financial crises as they have been deprived of salaries for the last six months by the Sindh Education Department. Despite the solemn promises made by the government, job regularisation notices have not been issued to the ad hoc college lecturers, some employees complained to The Nation. They said, The relatives have stopped giving loan to us, now we are unable to purchase bread and butter for our children. On the other hand, politicians and government officials are busy in attending ceremonies and functions regardless of what is going on with us as well as our families. Provincial Education Minister Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq and Sindh Chief Secretary have turned from their assurance to regularise all the adhoc lecturers in the province. They have been tranquillised with the authority; they have forgotten god. We are suffering the punishment of obtaining higher education and selecting the noble profession. This is unfortunate for us that the corrupt government officials and politicians are on the positions to make decision of over lives and future. Commenting on the issue, central leader of Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association (SPLA) Professor Ather Hussain Mirza said that the matter of regularisation of ad hoc teachers had become serious issue. Apparently the government has failed to resolve the issues of lecturers and educational institutions in the province. Around 550 college teachers are waiting for their promotion from 17 to 18 grades for the last four years. Under the chair of Secretary Education Rizwan Memon, Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) had approved the promotion of such teachers from 17 to 18 grades in the meeting held on March 30, 2009. Seven months have passed but none of such teachers has got the promotion letter yet. Before the DPC such teachers have been waiting for the said promotion for the last three years. Such lethargic attitude of Sindh Education Department shows their lack of attention towards the quandaries of teachers and college education as well. At such apathetic behaviour of the Sindh Education Department, teachers community will be bound to stage protest and observe black days in and outside the institutions.