GILGIT: Professors and lecturers across Gilgit – Baltistan [G-B] on Wednesday threatened to boycott classes if their promotions under ‘time scale’ aren’t notified by Thursday.
“This strike will go on as long as our demands aren’t met,” said Muhammad Zaman who is president of G-B Professor and lecturer association or G-BPLA.
The G-BPLA had earlier given a deadline hoping to get a breakthrough but that too fell on the deaf ears, said another lecturer also part of G-BPLA, adding a token strike was observed to highlight the issue and to press the authorities to resolve it amicably.
“but that looks unlikely given the attitude the authorizes have adopted towards our problems.”
Time scale promotion has been one of the longstanding demands of the teachers in G-B as it ensures promotion to the next grade. The G-BPLA however maintained authorities put the demands in the backburner over the past three years, depriving them of their rights.