THE written test for various posts of teaching faculty was to be held on Jan 16 at the main Islamabad campus of Allama Iqbal Open University, but due to Dr Tahirul Qadri’s long march and sit-in, it was postponed.

When we tried to get the information from the university staff, nobody gave any proper information.

I and another candidate from Sindh met the assistant registrar whose signature and name was written on the call letter.

He told us that he did not have the exact information regarding the next date of the test, but it would be probably in the first week of February.

Many candidates came from all provinces of Pakistan.

When they reached the main gate of Allama Iqbal Open University, there was a message on the wall that all the tests had been postponed and the university would send the applicants another letter for the next date of test.

However, we have not received any letter from them as yet.

The question is: Why didn’t they inform the candidates about the postponement of the test two or three days before the test date to save time?

If we talk about the expenditure involved for transportation and accommodation for a candidate from a region in Sindh, the fare is almost Rs3000 by road/train and accommodation in Islamabad is too expensive.

I request the vice-chancellor of AIOU to announce the date for the test as soon as possible and compensate the candidates by reimbursing the expenditure borne by them.

RIZWAN AHMED SHAIKH Larkana


Do you have information you wish to share with Dawn.com? You can email our News Desk to share news tips, reports and general feedback. You can also email the Blog Desk if you have an opinion or narrative to share, or reach out to the Special Projects Desk to send us your Photos, or Videos.

More From This Section

Whither CPSP?

I AM writing this letter hoping justice will be done to the hard working and poorly-paid medical professionals of ...

Public transport

KARACHI, a city of about 20 million people, has been experiencing crumbling physical infrastructure, especially...

Medium of instruction

URDU needs to be the medium of instruction in schools in Pakistan if for no other reason than at least for knowing...

Comments (1) Closed




Imran Jiwani
Mar 15, 2013 03:33pm
Compensate :) .. Did you forget you are still in Pakistan? Give me one example when you were compensated for your troubles by any Govt or semi govt organisation please. None. I thought so.