Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan students protesting against the HEC. – Photo by Abdul Sattar

MARDAN, 27 July: The employees of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan Tuesday staged protest demonstration against the Higher Education Commission (HEC) for cancelling their promotion orders.

The protesting employees holding banners and placards held a rally from the university building towards the press club and also held demonstration there. They also chanted slogans against the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government. They said Abdul Wali Khan University Vice Chancellor Dr Ihsan Ali promoted employees from Grade-1 to Grade-21 by using his discretionary powers. However, they said, the HEC officials on the directives of the provincial government cancelled these promotion orders.

The protesters called upon the KP government to reverse its decision. They said they will launch a protest movement against the provincial government if the decision was not taken back within a week.