Peshawar: 11th Day of IBMS Agricultural University teachers strike

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Teachers of Institute of Business and Management Sciences (IBMS), Agriculture University, staged hunger strike against the suspension orders of 10 of their colleagues issued by the varsity administration. The teachers, under the aegis of IBMS Teachers’ Association, who were already protesting for the increase in their salaries, went on hunger strike on Friday against suspension of their colleagues. The teacher demanding raise in salaries and restoration of suspended teachers boycott classes. The protesters while sitting in the hunger strike camp at the entrance of Agriculture University were wearing black arm bands and were holding banners and placards inscribed with slogans against the varsity administration. Among the suspended teachers include the Director of IBMS while entry of these teachers was also banned in the university premises. Speaking on the occasion the teachers said varsity administration was not sincere in solving their problems and it was using different delaying tactics in solving the issues. The protesters appealed to Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Owais Ahmad Ghani to take action against university administration to solve their problems. Our court reporter adds: Teaching staffs of Institute of Business and Management Sciences (IBMS), Agriculture University Peshawar filed a petition in Peshawar High Court against the suspension of 10 teachers and for 50 percent raise in their salaries. While representing the teachers, Latif Afridi argued that PHC has already issued stay order on the issue, but the Vice Chancellor of the University acting against the stay order suspended 10 teachers. The court was also informed that IBMS provides Rs 200 million per year to the Agriculture University but varsity administration was not ready for increasing the salaries.

11th Day of IBMS Agri University teachers strike - Jang breaking News 5-11-2010

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