QUETTA - Scores of activists of All Government Teachers Association Balochistan (AGTAB) in order to press government to fulfil their demands took out a rally and staged a sit-in on Monday at Zarghoon Road where police barred them from heading towards Governor and Chief Ministers House. The rally led by the office-bearers of AGTAB including Abdul Ghaffar Kadezai, Mujeebullah Gharshen and Syed Abdul Aziz Shah after marching through various roads of City gathered at Zarghoon Road near Railway hockey ground. Protesting teachers were carrying placards and banners inscribed with different slogans in support of their demands and shouting slogans asking govt for immediate acceptance of their 23-point agenda. The protesters wanted to proceed towards Governor and Chief Ministers House to hold demo however, heavy contingent of police backed by personnel of Balochistan Constabulary stopped them by placing barricades on the roads leading to Governor and CM House. Teachers staged a sit-in on Zarghoon Road for several hours as protest when they were not allowed to hold demo outside Governor and CM House. At this, the main roads of City, including Jinnah Road, Prince Road and Zarghoon Road witnessed worst traffic jam that caused great inconvenience to the motorists. Talking to media, protesting teachers said that Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Aslam Raisani had assured teachers on May 11th, this year that their demands would be met but after lapse of several months no serious step had been taken in this regard so far. They alleged that junior officers of Grade 16 and 17 were being given preference upon senior officials of Grade 18 and 19 by violating the merit. They also condemned the alleged practice of posting officers of Grade 18 and 19 as headmasters or making them Officer on Special Duty (OSD). They said that Rs 1 billion had been allocated for the provision of furniture to schools, construction and renovation in Education Department but the amount had been embezzled. Owing to misappropriation of funds most of government schools were deprived of basic facilities, they added.