KHANEWAL - The local teaching community rejected the Universal Primary Education Programme (UPE) introduced by the Punjab government , during an urgent meeting held here the other day.

The meeting under the umbrella of district teachers union was held in Govt MC B-1 Middle School. Punjab Teacher Union (PTU) Divisional President Sahibzada Hakeem Javidul Hassan Muhajid and District President Abdul Tariq Niazi presided over the meeting.

While addressing the gathering , speakers rejected the Universal Primary Education Programme (UPE). They alleged that due to defective educational policies of the Punjab government there was severe frustration among the teacher.

They said that the government at on one hand was claiming for 100 per cent literacy rate in country but on other hand, polio duty, election duty, duty to prepare electro rolls, census duties all were destroying the educational process. They also condemned the indifferent attitude of district officers of the School Education Department. They also demanded Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and the Chief Secretary to take serious action against district administration who were trying to handing over ladies club building back to influential PTI Woman leader which was recently handed over to the Education Department by the district government.

Later, the teaching community took out rally and marched on main roads of the city in favour of their demands and chanting slogans against the district government.