LAHORE - Hundreds of teachers under the banner of Punjab Teacher Union staged a sit-in on The Mall against the government for not resolving their issues on Thursday.
The teachers’ leaders had been pledged to continue the sit-in till the government resolve their issues. PTU President Syed Sajjad Kazmi, who led the demonstration, said that teachers were demanding regularisation of their services across the province, revisiting the rationalisation policy and entertaining amendments from teachers, entitlement of casual leaves without seeking permission from the department in case of urgency, end to non-teaching duties, annulment of nine senior teachers’ transfer directives under which they were deputed in districts exterior of Lahore, and ending punishing teachers for students less attendance or low passing ratio. PTU General Secretary Rana Liaquat Ali said no government authority had yet approached them since they were holding protest. He said earlier they sent written intimation to provincial department regarding initiation of protest but that was also not responded. However, the protesting teachers dispersed peacefully after the government reps pledged to solve their problems.