Protest continues: FATA teachers fight for salaries, permanent jobs

Published: May 3, 2012

Protest ended after education department told the teachers that their demands will be met by next week.

SHABQADAR: 

Community school teachers in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) once again protested against non-payment of salaries and contractual jobs on Wednesday.

Teachers blocked the road in front of the Fata Secretariat after the one-week deadline for payment of salaries lapsed.

The protesters were backed by Pakistan Peoples Party-Sherpao (PPP-S), Watanpal organisation, Jamat-e-Islami and Tanzeem-e-Asatiza.  The protest ended after officials from the education department told the teachers that their demands will be met by next week.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 3rd, 2012.

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