HYDERABAD - Sindh Education and Culture Minister Syed Sardar Ali Shah has expressed dismay over the delay in completion of the process to recruit government school teachers. Talking to media after chairing a meeting in this regard at the Shahbaz Building here on Saturday, the minister said the education officers had been given the deadline of October 15 to complete the process. “If the concerned officers fail to accomplish this task, the government will take action,” he warned. He deplored that despite clear directives of the provincial government to fast track the appointments, the officers in many districts had been found in disobedience. Giving reference of the ongoing recruitment of government school teachers in the province, Shah said 58,000 vacancies were never filled in any department at a time in Pakistan. The minister acknowledged that he had received complaints from many districts of the province about bribes being asked by officials for issuance of the offer letters. He, however, said that the recruitment had been completed in some other districts in Sindh. “The process was expedited in the areas where the government schools needed the teachers on an urgent basis,” he said. He apprised that the education process was ground to a halt in around 22,000 schools due to rains and flood, disrupting studies of around 2.8 million school children.