ISLAMABAD: The Senate was informed on Friday that the government is working to provide relief to the teachers working under the Federal Directorate of Education Islamabad under the wedlock policy who have been repatriated to their parent departments.
Speaking on behalf of federal education minister Shafqat Mahmood, who was out of the city, on a call attention notice submitted by PML-N Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, information minister Shibli Faraz said the government realized the issues being faced by the affected teachers.
He said the government is working on finding a solution to the issue and providing relief to the teachers without violating the legal aspects.
He said one possibility would be to advertise the posts and ask the repatriated teachers to apply so that they could be accommodated without violating the recruitment law and an order issued by the Islamabad High Court.
Minister of sate for parliamentary affairs Ali Ahmed Khan said parent departments of the teachers, especially the elementary education department of KP, had time and again written to the FDE asking it to repatriate all teachers who were working in Islamabad after completion of the mandatory five-year deputation period without authorization from the KP elementary education department.
He said the teachers had moved the Islamabad High Court which ordered the FDE to repatriate them working in the capital without fulfilling legal requirements. He said the teachers have filed intra-court appeals in the IHC and the matter is sub judice. He told the house that if the court issues an order in favour of the teachers, the government would implement it within a day.
The chairman of the house then disposed of the calling attention notice.
Earlier, Senators Mushahid Hussain and Raja Zafarul Haq explained the issues being faced by the teachers, mostly females, after their repatriation orders and asked the government to provide relief to the teachers.
They said repatriation of teachers would affect the families as they were working in Islamabad for many years.