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.