Call of strike in varsities postponed


KARACHI: Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association’s (FAPUASA) President Sindh chapter Dr Ayaz Ali Kerio said on Wednesday that Association would postpone its decision of strike in Sindh’s universities till August 20, as Sindh government has given positive gesture to resolve their issues regarding direct appointments of Registrars and Controller of Examinations in universities.

Universities would continue their academic and non academic work until FAPUASA issues next directives to them, as a dialogue is ongoing with authorities concerned of the Sindh government, he said this while presiding over a meeting with representatives of universities’ associations held on Wednesday in Hyderabad.

The meeting was also attended by officers associations and teachers associations from Karachi’s universities.

Dr Ayaz said FAPUASA’s delegation had conducted a meeting with Secretary to Chief Minister Sindh on Higher Education, Iqbal Durani, a few days back who assured them their issues would be resolved before August 20.

He said authorities concerned asked FAPUASA to present its demands to Sindh government to withdraw its decision about appointments of registrars and controller of examinations and sought recommendations regarding bringing an amendment in the act.

Ayaz said Secretary also assured them that university’ rules and regulations would not be bypassed and he called meeting with FAPSUASA on August 20.