Plight of Teachers in Pakistan

Public Opinion

Public Opinion

All developed countries have high respect for the teachers but in Pakistan teachers receive third degree torture. They are humiliated, degraded and taken down in streets and roads often charged with water cannon, baton charge and brutally beaten whenever they demand their legal rights. This may be the leading reason of downfall of our society since we do not respect our teachers.

Teachers are said to be the custodians of society. They build society with the bricks of sense, awareness and education. Simultaneously, they erase the castles of ego, haughtiness and ignorance with the power of their wisdom. Indeed, it will be pertinent to say that they are monuments of change, progress and prosperity in any society. It is prophetic profession to guide, teach and mentor the people on right track. The superior profession of all is teaching, since teacher transfers his knowledge to others without greed and gain.

As Allah says in Quran” indeed, the worst of creatures in the sight of Allah are the deaf and dumb who do not use their brains”. So, by killing the ignorance and ego, one has multiple benefits such as social, temporal and even in life hereafter. Who else could be credited to have taught the world to muster out nescience, illiteracy and ignorance? Yes, its teacher alone behind the progress, innovations and all kinds of learning till today.

Additionally, all the religions including Islam teach us to respect teachers but unfortunately, in some societies, teaching is considered very penurious profession particularly by propounds and promoters of ignorance.

All developed countries have high respect for the teachers. As in America three categories of people have very exalted status e-g Special People (Handicap), Scientists and Teachers. In France, no one is given chair to sit in court except the teacher. In japan, special permission is required by government in case any teacher is found guilty. In Korea, teacher can enjoy everything just by showing his card as done by our ministers in our country.

In Pakistan, teachers receive third degree torture. They are humiliated, degraded and taken down in streets and roads often charged with water cannon, baton charge and brutally beaten whenever they demand their legal rights. This may be the leading reason of downfall of our society since we do not respect our teachers. The great example is available as merit is ignored in Sindh Government by not regularizing the teachers having passed all the tests conducted through IBA, Sindh University and Iqra University and many others who came through very stringent system of recruitment.

Teaching is the parent profession of all other professions, and thus must be respected.

Sheeba luhur Baloch

Karachi, Sindh

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