K-P's college teachers gather outside Imran's home demanding promotion, allowances

PTI chief agrees to meet three-member team of teachers to discuss the issue


News Desk October 17, 2017
PHOTO: File

Teachers from many colleges in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) and FATA staged a protest outside Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan's home in Bani Gala, demanding their promotion and allowances.

Imran, the head of the ruling party in K-P, agreed to meet a three-member team of the teachers to discuss the issue, Express News reported.

A province-wide protest of the K-P Professors and Lecturers Association has entered its eighth day, halting academic activities at the colleges in the province and FATA.

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The teachers staged a protest outside Imran's home after talks between them and K-P Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak failed to resolve the issue.

Jamshed Khan, the chairman of association's action committee,  said 7,000 teachers in the province were protesting against the government's  "anti-education policies".

He vowed that the protest would continue until the government reinstated the teachers' service structure and professional allowances.

The protest was planned last month against the provincial higher education department turning down proposals for increasing teachers' grades and salaries and introducing a board of governors system.

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