Pakistan

Ebad takes notice of non-payment of salaries to KU staff

Governor

KARACHI: Governor Sindh Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad has taken strict notice of the non-payment of salaries to teaching staff at the University of Karachi, and had instructed university administration to resolve all conflicts over the matter.

The instructions come as the teaching staff of the university have threatened to boycott classes for an indefinite period  and observe a pen-down strike over the non-payment of salaries, and protest outside the Chief Minister and Governor House.

The Governor who is also the Chancellor of the public university called a special session to discuss the matter and improve the financial situations of the university. It was chaired by advisor on Higher Education Syed Wajahat Ali and was attended by Executive Director of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Prof. Dr. Raza Bhatti, Vice-Chancellor Karachi University Prof. Dr. Muhammad Qaiser, and the finance directors of university and the HEC.

The session discussed the reasons for the non-payment of salaries. There were informed that the HEC was not responsible for the delay in payments, while the Vice-Chancellor was pressing the finance director since the past week to release the payments to no avail.

The finance director was instructed to ensure that this should not be repeated again, and present a detailed report to the Governor Sindh and the HEC over the financial matters of the university. In light of the report, the financial situation should be improved and a one-time grant should be awarded to the university.

Several teachers of the university have protested over the matter have demanded the timely payments of dues to teaching and non-teaching staff and transparency in the financial matters of the university.

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