RAWALPINDI -Lahore High Court (LHC) Rawalpindi Bench served notices on Secretary Schools Education Department (SED), Punjab and District Coordination Officer (DCO) Rawalpindi, directing them to submit their comments in response to a petition filed by four elementary school teachers seeking their promotions here on Wednesday. According to the details, Justice Hamid Ali Shah of the LHC directed the secretary and the DCO to submit their comments in reply to the petition of Ghulam Rabbani, Abdul Aziz Jaffri, Muhammad Mukhtar Hussain and Syed Anwar Hussain Shah all elementary teachers at different schools in Gujar Khan with in ten days and put off the hearing till November 7.   Talking to The Nation, Bashir Khan the lawyer of the petitioners told that the district government had advertised the posts of elementary and secondary school teachers and would hold interviews on November 10 for this purpose. The government has ignored the promotion of in-service teachers and all new teachers would be inducted on open applications, the lawyer said. The petitioners made secretary schools and DCO also chairman district recruitment committee as respondents in the petition and maintained that according to a notification of 1991 issued by then governor whenever the new recruitments were made 50 percent of the available posts would be filed through promotion of the teacher form the lower cadre. But the education department in its advertisement for the new posts of elementary and secondary teachers had ignored the already serving teachers in lower cadres. The lawyers told that the district education department had prepared a list of 84 elementary teachers that were to be promoted into secondary level but only 21 had been provided the facility. He said the rest of these teachers could be accommodated through the on-going process but the provincial government had totally ignored the already laid criterion. The petitioners had prayed to the court that the process of new recruitments should be stopped till the disposal of their petition and to direct the respondents to induct 50 percent teachers from in service.           Meanwhile another bench of the LHC issued notices to administrator army public school (APS) system GHQ and the principal APS Jarar Camp Rawalpindi asking them to submit their comments in response to a petition filed by a man whose two sons were expelled from the school allegedly after he refused to sell his land to the school.        Justice M A Zaffar of the LHC directed the two respondents to file their detailed comments on November 5 the next hearing date in response to the petition filed by Raja Nazakat Hussain a resident of village Bodial on Adiala Road.  Making ministry of defence through its secretary, the administrator of APS system and the principal of the school, the petitioner through his attorney Saeed Yosuf Khan Advocate maintained that he got admitted his two sons Dilawar Hussain and Muhammad Shameer in class I and II respectively in 2007 in the APS Jarar Camp that was established near the village after acquiring land form the villagers. The petitioner said his boys showed over 80 percent results in the examinations and were promoted to the next class.