In a significant development, the Sindh High Court (SHC) has issued an order restraining the provincial government from conducting any further recruitment of teachers. The court took action in response to a petition challenging the recruitment of teachers under the hard area policy and called for a unified approach to teacher recruitment.
During the hearing of the plea against the province’s teacher recruitment policy, Chief Justice Ahmed Ali Shaikh delivered the ruling. Sindh’s education secretary, Akbar Leghari, was present in court, where the Chief Justice sought clarification on the differentiation between hard and soft areas in the recruitment policy.
Leghari identified Ghora Bari, Thanu Bula Khan, Kharo Chaan, and other regions as hard areas. However, the Chief Justice raised doubts about the classification of Thanu Bula Khan as a hard area, considering its location in Jamshoro district, which is home to three major universities in Pakistan.
Acknowledging these concerns, the SHC judge ordered an immediate halt to teacher recruitment in the province under the current policy, stating that such actions were driven by political motives rather than educational needs. The case will be adjourned until the third week of August for further proceedings.
This decision by the Sindh High Court has far-reaching implications for teacher recruitment in the province. It aims to ensure a fair and transparent process that prioritizes merit over political considerations. Stay tuned for updates on this case as it progresses through the legal system.