ISLAMABAD - On the sixth day of their strike, Monday, hundreds of non-teaching employees of various schools and colleges, who are on roads for time-scale promotions and regularisation, lost their patience and disrupted the traffic on Peshwar Mor, one of the major roads that connects the capital city to other cities.The employees, mostly female sat on Peshawar Mor and blocked the traffic for about six hours. Police had to intervene but they cleared the area after getting information from a Pakistan People’s Party representative and on confirmation of concerned officials that their cases of regularisation and time-scale promotions have been sent to the Finance Division and Prime Minister Secretariat for approval.Slogans were raised against the indifferent attitude of the Ministry of Capital Administration and Development (CAD). They were demanding speedy implementation the announcement of CAD Minister regarding timescale promotions and regularisations. For the past six days the employees have been blocking Rohtas Road in front of Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) where they have set up their protest camp and for four days they have disrupted traffic at Kashmir Road for different periods of time.The employees have neither any political agenda nor backing of any political party, said Imran Mughal, one of the representatives of Joint Action Committee (JAC) that has given the call of the strike. The non-teaching employees from grade 1 to 15 have been struggling for their genuine rights for the last three years and held many protest before as well. ‘We demand from a democratic government to resolve the issues of the lower grade employees in a democratic way’.While about 500 schools and colleges have been hit by strike as school buses remained off the roads, the teaching at the colleges was disrupted partially.‘Though, exams have been going on as per schedule but classrooms are not cleaned as the sanitation services at the schools and colleges were hit as sweepers have also suspended their work and went on strike. In IMCG F-6/2, a center for centralised marking of class five papers, teacher and students serve tea to all 150 teachers who have been appointed for paper marking’ informed a junior lady teacher’. Another teacher of ICB G-6/3 remarked that ‘some teacher want to join the non-teaching staff strike over recent 20 percent raise in salary of Secretariat employees. The view of boycotting annual exams is growing stronger slowly’. A delegation of professors and representatives of Federal Government College Teachers Association (FGCTA) also actively participated in the protest. While addressing to huge gathering of employees Professor Habibullah said, “College community is also now in the protest. The recent increase in pay of ministries and divisions’ employees and depriving education department show government’s priority towards education.” The Prime Minister Secretariat had inquired about the financial impact of the time-scale promotions and regularisations of employees that amounts to nearly Rs 20 million.  After calculating the impacts the summary has been sent again to the PM Secretariat by Ministry of CAD today, according to Spokesperson and Joint Education Advisor of Ministry of Capital Administration and Development Rafique Tahir.  The Ministry of CAD Secretary Riffat Shaheen Qazi also had a special meeting with Secretary Finance to discuss the 20 per cent allowance for education department employees like Secretariat employees. As soon as the summaries are approved, the ministry will also notify its implementation.“We have been doing whatever we can and their cases have been moved to the concerned ministries. There is a procedure for every thing and we have to follow the set procedure. By blocking roads and protesting, they will get nothing,” stated Riffat Shaheen Qazi.