Over 100 teachers terminated in Khyber for absenteeism


LANDI KOTAL: The authorities relieved at least 112 government schoolteachers, who were found absent from their official duty for a long time.
The administration also recovered Rs102,555,167 from those absentee teachers, who had been withdrawing their monthly salaries without performing duty.
Jadun Khan, the district education officer, said in a statement that disciplinary action was initiated against all those teachers against whom complaints were registered by students, parents and local people for willfully abstaining from duty.
Admin also recovers more than Rs100 million from them
He said that of the total 112 teachers, who were relieved from their services, 83 were found to be ‘ghost’ employees while nine were forced retired. The rest of them, he said, were habitual absentees and were permanently relieved.
Mr Khan said that notices were issued to those teachers to explain reasons for their prolonged absence and withdrawing salaries without performing duty. “Upon their failure to respond to repeated queries and notices, they were relieved from their services with immediate effect alongside recovering from them the amount they had received as monthly salaries during absence from their official duty,” he added.
Meanwhile, the district administration has imposed a ban on hoisting flags and banners of the political parties and candidates on electricity poles during the campaign for July 20 provincial assembly elections in Khyber tribal district.
A notification said that the ban was imposed after electrocution of two young activists in Bara who were trying to hoist their party flags on electricity poles.
The administration also arrested nearly 20 shopkeepers in different markets for overcharging customers.
Meanwhile, DPO Mohammad Hussain issued a notice on Thursday, warning the previous Khasadar and Levies personnel, who had been converted into police, not the approach his office for out of turn promotion.
PROTEST: Scores of enraged daily wagers and labourers held a protest demonstration at Torkham on Thursday against alleged misbehaviour of customs staff with them.
Israr Shinwari, a representative of the protesting labourers, said that customs staff seized the luggage of daily wagers and subjected them to physical torture.
Some of the protesters showed their bruised bodies, saying they were beaten with sticks and plastic pipes.
Israr Shinwari said that the agitation would be taken to Peshawar and Islamabad if the government departments concerned did not mend their ways towards poor labourers.

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