KHYBER AGENCY - A protest demonstration against the removal of local senior teacher from the post of Assistance Agency Education Officer (AAEO) was held   in front of Landi Kotal Press Club on Sunday.

Hundreds of angry protesters relating to different walks of life were holding placards, inscribed with slogans in favour of their demands.

They were chanted full throat slogans against MNA of the constituency and Fata secretariat officials.

Addressing on the occasion Haji Iqbal said, the appointment of the removed AAEO had been made on merit and in his short, four months tenure initiated constructive steps for the betterment of state-run schools.

He started surprising visit to whole government education institutions in Landi Kotal and his hard work produced positive result, he said.

Attendances of the teachers in the government schools have risen to 80% and the abrupt changes had been felt and lauded by the tribal, he further added.

The only ‘crime’ he committed was deduction and refund monthly pay of few beloved ones of MNA, Noor-ul-Haq Qadri that he was dethroned, he remarked.

Amir Afridi, student leader in Peshawar university said, the deposed officer, Hustam Khan Afridi, was a honest, dutiful and for the first time ever in the history of the tehsil Landi Kotal that local teacher was bestowed the responsibility of AAEO tehsil  Landi Kotal. But the irony of the time is that he has been removed on the interference of Member National Assembly (MNA) Noor-ul-Haq Qadri, which is equivalent to keep ignorant their children, he opined. They regretted that a non-local and under-report person who had already completed his tenure as AAEO was re-designated on the recommendation of MNA on the post which is step mother behavior to Landi kotal and unacceptable to them. They threatened continuation of protest till undo of the decision. They also demanded of the Governor KPK to probe in to the matter and restore the removed official who was competent enough for spreading of education in the neglected areas of Landi Kotal.