LAKIMARWAT - The local chapter of all cadre teachers association has demanded of the government to appoint additional science teachers in the state-run high schools and award one-step promotion to the headmasters.The demand was made at a meeting held in the District Headquarters Complex Tajazai on Tuesday. The association's patron in chief Pir Ghulam chaired the meeting while Fareedullah Shah, Hidayatullah, Gul Malook Khan Wazir, Jamil Ahmad Khan, Azeem Khan and other office-bearers were in the attendance.The teachers' leaders said that high schools were faced with the shortage of teaching staff, calling upon the government to accelerate the recruitment process so as to overcome the deficiency of teachers in public sector schools. They said that posts of additional science teachers in high schools had been sanctioned since July 2012 but those posts could not be filled so far. "The new academic session has begun and the government should provide additional science teachers to all high schools without any further delay," they maintained.They also asked the government to award BPS 18 to the headmasters of high schools and BPS 16 to the head teachers of primary schools who possessed BA and B.Ed qualifications. They demanded of the government to increase salaries of government employees in proportion to the inflation and provide the teachers with the special package of perks and privileges.This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 30-Apr-2014 here.