SHC orders Rs25k monthly allowance for PhD faculty

Court ruled all Ph.D. holders are to be paid an allowance of Rs25,000 without discrimination.

Our Correspondent May 22, 2021
Sindh High Court building. PHOTO: EXPRESS


The Sindh High Court ordered on Friday that all faculty members holding a Ph.D. be given a monthly allowance of Rs25,000.

A two-member bench, comprising Justice Irfan Saadat Khan and Justice Adnanul Karim, issued its written verdict over a plea filed by advocate Dr. Liaquat Abro.

The petitioner had maintained in the plea that some Ph.D. holders were receiving Rs25,000 monthly allowance while others were receiving only Rs10,000 per month.

The court had inquired the reason behind this discrimination and the Sindh government had apprised that only PhD holders teaching in government varsities were being paid Rs25,000.

The ones teaching in private varsities were being paid Rs10,000, the government’s representative had apprised.

The court ruled that all Ph.D. holders are to be paid an allowance of Rs25,000 without discrimination.

Bail rejected Separately, the SHC rejected the interim bail plea of the senior vice president of a company accused of defrauding citizens.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor maintained that the senior vice president, Sami Ahmed, and eight others set up the company.

They swindled citizens out of Rs150 million by telling them that their money would be doubled, said the prosecutor, adding that the reference against them was filed before an accountability court in 2013.

The prosecutor maintained that Sami had been on the run for seven years.

He moved the court to reject his application for bail in light of the evidence against him.

The bench accepted the prosecutor’s arrest and Sami was arrested by NAB officials outside the court.

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