GSTA demands probe into corruption allegations against teachers


KARACHI: Government Secondary Teachers Association Sindh (GSTA) on Tuesday demanded probe into corruption allegations levelled by Secretary Education Sindh Fazalullah Pechuho on teachers and other officers through media.

GSTA’s President Haji Mohammad Ashraf Khaskheli and General Secretary Iqbal Panhwar said the corruption allegations were baseless and concocted, as the secretary himself was involved in massive corruption scam of Rs 13 billion through its subsidiary Reform Support Unit (RSU).

Talking to PPI, GSTA’s Secretary General Iqbal Panhwar said Auditor General Pakistan had also questioned the RSU’s expenditures. He said former RSU chief Sabah Mehmood was fired by education department in the prextex of the Supreme Court’s order, while the reality was contrary to it. Further more, RSU’s ex-chief had appointed about 170 persons illegally on high level jobs.

He said the Sindh government had regularized 7,906 candidates who passed University of Sindh’s test, but due the negligence by RSU, they could even not got regularization certificate. The 19,000 NTS test-passing candidates salary issue could also not be resolved yet.

He said more than 600 posts of head masters are vacant allover Sindh, while secretary education had suspended more than 4,000 teachers under the false charges within the period of over two years. He demanded that all suspended teachers enquiry should be conducted and the issue resolved immediately.

He said Pechuho was involved in massive corruption, so a major inquiry should also be conducted against him.