• Press Release

An online meeting of the core committee APUBTA (All Pakistan universities Basic Payscale Teachers Association) was held Yesterday. The meeting was chaired by President APUBTA Dr. Sami ur Rahman.

The agenda of the meeting was to discuss the plan of APUBTA as HEC has failed to fulfill its commitments of resolving issues by the mid of May.  The Core Committee APUBTA condemned the non-professional approach and non-serious approach of HEC towards the most important issues related to the career of thousands of BPS faculty members in the whole country.

The recent selection boards at the University of Punjab and Abbottabad University were also discussed which have raised many questions while violating the basic provision and fundamental rights of promotion of in-service senior teachers.

The core committee expressed that the BPS faculty is ready for protest even in the hot month of June, which shows their commitment to abolishing the HEC’s discriminatory policies forever and implementing the HEC ordinance in its true spirit. 

On the demand of BPS faculty, the core committee announced to start protest from 15th June till the approval of the promotion policy as granted in the ordinance. The peaceful strike shall include sit-in at Islamabad, classes and exams boycott, and countrywide rallies. The core committee demanded that the BPS community should start full preparation for the coming protest.

It was also decided that a meeting of the focal persons of Islamabad-based universities would be held on May 25, 2022. The Core Committee also requested the Federal Minister of Education and the Prime Minister of Pakistan to take notice of the discriminatory policies of HEC and its biased role towards the BPS faculty. The core committee expressed that HEC policies are destroying higher education in Pakistan.

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