Teachers Set up Hunger Strike Camp

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Teachers of various government-run schools on Saturday set up a three-day hunger strike camp outside Peshawar Press Club against the delay in their promotions and to demand increase in salaries.

Displaying banners and placards inscribed with their demands the teachers also shouted slogans against the concerned authorities for not fulfilling their demands.

The provincial president of all CT teachers association, Bakht Afsar said the teachers had demanded upgradation after five years of service as per a verdict of the Peshawar High Court in February, 2014.

Similarly, he demanded 25 per cent quota to SST teachers in promotion, saying that a notification in this had been issued in 2012, but it was yet to be implemented.

A number of office bearers of the teachers association, including its general secretary Sattar Khan, and Peshawar district president Dr Fayyaz Ahmad, were also present at the protest.

Mr Afsar also asked the provincial government, especially the education department, to ensure issuance of premature increment by following the decision of the federal government and Supreme Court. He also asked for an end to the political interference in the affairs of schools.

“We are ready to prolong our protests if the government failed to accept our demands,” he warned.

Source: Dawn.