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PESHAWAR: Money-strapped retired faculty and school academics in Peshawar staged a protest on Tuesday, urging the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak to revive their pensions.
Addressing a information convention on the Peshawar Press Membership on Tuesday, Peshawar Public Faculty and School (PPSC) former principal Jameel Khan stated that round six weeks in the past, their pensions have been halted with none cause. Consequently, former the academics and non-educating employees had been pushed in the direction of hunger.
“Officers who had handed out from our faculties embrace Dr Haider Ali, senior minister Shahram Tarakai, Mahmud Khan and Shakeel Khan — all of whom are influential within the provincial meeting, perhaps they’ll take heed to our cries,” he hoped.
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Flanked by different retired academics and different staff, Jameel stated they have been passing by means of the worst monetary crunch, including that their livelihood and medicines rely upon the meagre pension they used to get.
Now, he stated, they needed to rush from pillar to submit for that small cheque. He added that the previous provincial authorities stopped a grant to PPSC in 2000. Furthermore, the incumbent authorities, led by the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), had stopped pensions of its staff.
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The previous principal stated that they had rendered many sacrifices for the division, creating small faculties into prime instructional establishments. The federal government, although, was rewarding them by compelling them to beg.
“Most of my retired colleagues, together with myself, fall in need of cash each month, even to purchase our medicines,” he stated as he held again his tears, including that they can’t go for a job at their previous age.
Revealed in The Categorical Tribune, November 1st, 2017.
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