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Joint Action Committee announces to open Schools in Islamabad on December 9

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The representatives of the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) Joint Action Committee met with the Minister and the Senior Officials of the Ministry of Federal Education to discuss the potential implications of the Local Government Ordinance (LGO) on the service matters of teaching and non-teaching cadres.

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They shared their reservations with the Education Ministry.

The Joint Action Committee submitted the demand to delete the relevant sections of the Local Government Ordinance which place the FDE and Educational Institutions under the administrative control of the Mayor.

The Joint Action Committee also demanded to halt any new effort to create a separate Directorate for Colleges outside the Federal Directorate of Education.

The Ministry Officials on behalf and direction of the minister assured the representatives of the association that the government is fully aware of their reservations and will ensure that all their service matters will be dealt by the federal government through the Ministry of Education under the Civil Servants Act and no measure will be taken to alter their terms and conditions of service to their disadvantage.

The ministry agreed that the notification dated November 22 to separate 33 colleges will be immediately withdrawn.

The Joint Action Committee assured that the time of students is of immense importance and they will open up the schools on December 9 without withdrawing their core demand to delete section 166 of the LGO.

The Joint Action Committee will continue to raise this issue at every forum without hurting the education activity of the students of Islamabad.

The Ministry of Federal Education appreciated this gesture of the Joint Action Committee.

Both the parties agreed to remain engaged in the interest of the students and teachers to ensure an improved education atmosphere.

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