Pakistan is among those developing countries that are struggling to provide basic necessities to their citizens, education being one of them. With half of the country living below the poverty line, it is difficult for the less affluent to eke out a modest living. Education is, therefore, a privilege not everyone can afford given the dilapidated condition of state-run schools and the prevailing issue of ghost teachers.
Though actions have been recently taken to overcome the education crises, the question remains as to whether the efficiency shown would be a persistent strategy or an outcome of a temporary reaction. With the Sindh government’s recent outburst of suspending 1,841 ghost employees working in the education department of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC), policies seem to have taken a positive turn with an expected favourable trickle-down effect.