Aug 26: LAHORE Dozens of schoolteachers staged a demonstration on Aug 24 and protested against the Punjab government for delaying upgrading of teaching posts and ignoring their other issues.
The demo was held outside the Lahore Press Club on the call of Punjab Teachers Union (PTU). Similar protest demonstrations were held outside press clubs in different cities of the province. Carrying banners and placards the schoolteachers came hard on the Punjab School Education Department for ignoring what they termed their just demands including upgrading of posts.
The Punjab Teachers Union leaders including Ch Sarfaraz, Rana Liaqat, Ch Muhammad Ali, Mian Arshad and others led the demo outside Lahore Press Club and expressed concerns over delay in issuing upgrading notification. They said the government was ignoring issues related to in-service promotions and teachers’ packages etc.
The Punjab Teachers Union leaders demanded the government address teachers’ issues on priority and warned if no immediate action was taken, the schoolteachers would observe a sit-in outside the Punjab Assembly on September 16.