APPLA elects new office bearers

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ABBOTTABAD: The All Pakistan Professors and Lecturers Association (APPLA) on Tuesday elected Munawar Abbas as President and Jamshed Khan as Secretary General for the next term, according to a statement issued on Wednesday.

As per details, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Professors, Lecturers and Librarians Association (KPPLLA) hosted All Pakistan Professors and Lecturers Association (APPLA) meeting on Tuesday at Government Degree College Nathiagali Abbottabad. The meeting was attended by top leadership of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Professors, Lecturers and Librarians Association (KPPLLA), Punjab Professors and Lecturers Association (PPLA), Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association (SPLA), Balochistan Professors and Lecturers Association ( BPLA), Gilgit Baltistan Professors and Lecturers Association (GBPLA), Azad Kashmir College Teachers Association (AKCTA) and Federal Government College Teachers Association ( FGCTA).

The representatives from seven professors and lecturers associations on Tuesday reorganized the All Pakistan Professors and Lecturers Association (APPLA) and elected new representatives for All Pakistan College Professors.

In an inaugural speech newly elected president of APPLA Prof. Munawar Abbas and APPLA general secretary Prof. Jamshed Khan highighted various issues faced by college professors community of Pakistan. They said that they have common interests and decided to make joint efforts to uplift the dignity and grace of the professors. They agreed to make efforts for imparting quality higher education to millions of poor students across Pakistan.

In a meeting, stakeholders also put forwarded charter of demands to the government which include uniform service structure for college professors of all federating units on the pattern of five tier formula of KP with ratio 0.5, 6, 22, 35.5 and 36. They concerned that inflation severly hit downtrodden segment of the society that’s why 100 percent increase in the salaries of college teachers was demanded. They also demanded house rent, medical allowance and conveyance Allowance on market rate and payment of group insurance on retirement. There was disparity in qualification allownces i.e M.Phil, MS and PhD. The stakeholders urged disparity reduction in qualification allowances.

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