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Fiscal Crises: University Teachers to Launch Country-Wide Protest Movement

Fiscal Crises: University Teachers to Launch Country-Wide Protest Movement

 FAPUASA discusses the financial issues of country’s universities; most of the universities in Sindh and other provinces have failed to pay salaries

From Our Correspondent


The newly elected body of Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) Central, Thursday urged the federal and provincial governments to increase the budgets of universities and announced launching of country-wide protest movement.

The announcement was made on the occasion of the annual meeting and elections of the Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) Central held at the Center of Advanced Studies in Health & Technology, Rawalpindi. The meeting was presided over by the President of FAPUASA, Professor Dr. Jameel Ahmed Chitrali.

The meeting was attended by the presidents and general secretaries of the academic staff association of universities across the country, including the vice president FAPUASA, Prof Dr. Kalimullah Barreech.

The presidents of the provincial chapters, the central president of FAPUASA presented their annual performance report. After various questions and suggestions, the performance report was approved. In the second phase of the meeting, elections were held for the central and provincial chapters of FAPUASA for the year 2023.

According to the results of the elections, Prof. Dr. Kaleemullah Barreech of the University of Balochistan is the central president of FAPUASA, while Prof. Dr. Akhtiar Ali Ghumro of Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur Sindh is the central general secretary and Dr. Farrukh Arsalan Siddiqui of Bahauddin Zakaria University, Multan is the central vice president, while the University of Agriculture Peshawar Dr. Bashir Ahmed and Dr. Abdul Mubeen of University of Engineering Taxila were elected members of the Central Executive Council. Prof. Farid Khan Achakzai for the President of Balochistan Chapter, Prof. Nauman Kakar for the General Secretary and Ms. Nilofar Jameel were elected members of the Executive Council. For Sindh Chapter Dr. Fahad Nazir Khoso, President, Dr. Baqir Ali Zardari General Secretary and Dr. Kamran Zakaria member executive council were elected. For the Punjab Chapter, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Azhar Naeem was elected President, Prof. Dr. Rizwanullah General Secretary and Dr. Muhammad Iqbal were elected members of the Executive Council. For Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chapter, Dr. Feroze Shah was elected as President, Dr. Zafar Hayat Khan as General Secretary and Dr. Farman Khan as member Executive Council.

The newly elected leadership reiterated their commitment to upholding the values and principles of FAPUASA and to working towards the organization’s objectives. The outgoing leadership was appreciated for their tireless efforts and hard work during their tenure, and they wished success in their future endeavors.

In meeting the members discussed the financial and administrative problems of the public universities across the country, especially the University of Balochistan and BUTUMS, and also the financial hardships faced by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa universities, especially Peshawar University and budget issues of almost all the universities of Sindh. The central and provincial governments were demanded to increase the budget of the universities in their annual budget according to the current inflation.

It was decided that a strong protest movement will be launched by FIPWASA across the country. The meeting noted that the monthly salary of the teachers, officers and employees of Balochistan University and Biotoms has not yet been paid to all the universities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, especially Peshawar University and Sindh University.

Expressing regret over the financial and administrative crisis faced by the universities, they demanded the central and provincial governments and HEC to immediately provide a bailout package, otherwise protests will be held across the country.

Members also demanded the release of a new service structure and promotion policy for BPS teachers and the improvement of the salary and pension policy of TTS teachers, and to simplify the complex procedure of research journal recognition procedure, and the acceptance of articles of Z category journals, as per the June 2020 HEC notification should for promotion.

Meanwhile, the newly elected cabinet headed by Dr. Kaleemullah Barreech met with Chairman HEC Dr. Mukhtiar Ahmed.



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