WRECKED CONDITION OF EDUCATION AND HEALTH IN GILGIT-BALTISTAN
By: SYED ASAD HASAN
(Sost Today) The appointments of fake degree holders and appointments through bribe are legal in front of our shyster politicians but talent and ability is discouraged vitiating the education policy in Gilgit- Baltistan. This shameful act is pushing young generation towards disappointment, in this context recently Ghizer youth organization launched a movement against connotation appointments of bribe donor teachers in G-B, which were restored by C.M Mehdi shah after restricting them due to allegations. They protested throughout the day, when their voices and chanting slogans could not awaken the egos of so called leaders they set their degrees in fire. It proves that our nation does not need ability and talent in spite we need degree in any form either fake or genuine, we need appointments to fill the gaps either through bribe or through political line.
These types of examples have no scarcity in our surrounding; the live example is ongoing sit in protest in front of C.M house by sap school teachers for many days which unfortunately prove our menace education policies. The sap school faculty is serving the nation since nineteen years. They were given mere four to five thousand rupees per month despite of Prime Minister’s announcement to pay five thousand to grade one employees. Neglecting their long term services government has instead of fulfilling the commitments made with them to give them permanent status. The civil society of G-B is along with them and forcing government to do justice but senseless politicians are trying to disperse them via force. Now they cannot serve any other department due to over age which is result of wrong policies of government which bind them for taking benefit o f their services.
On other hand the contract based health workers who are serving the health sector since 25 years are also in protest, they are not given permanent status after all the fund released by world health organization. It is no denying that the progress of any country depends on good health and education but we are ourselves destroying both sectors, likewise we are pushing the future of our children into darkness. Before the situation could go worst, the genuine demand of teachers and health workers should be overcome to stop the injury of education and health system for better sake of our nation.