KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday while observing annoyance over the absence of chief provincial law officer in court, directed him to ensure his presence in a petition of Sindhi language teachers (SLT) seeking payment of their salaries.
A division bench headed by Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar had directed in previous hearing to forward his arguments on petitions filed by teachers.
Petitioners Fayaz Ali and others submitted that they were appointed as teachers by the provincial education department of Sindh after going through the required procedure in 2012.
They joined their respective duties after receiving appointment letters and were performing their duties for the past 20 months; still they were not being paid their salaries.
Additional Advocate General Abdul Jalil Zubaidi filed synopsis on behalf of the advocate general and informed the court that the AG would address the court himself on the next date.
AG’s written statement said that the appointments were made illegally as the district recruitment committee had not approved the appointments. It said that some officers signed the list of appointees without any approval from the competent authority.
The synopsis said that an enquiry committee, constituted to probe the illegal appointments, concluded that a large number of appointments were made without approval from the competent authority.
The matter was adjourned to May 5.
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