Police thrash protesting teachers
KARACHI – A number of National Testing Service-passed teachers holding a sit-in protest at the metropolis’ Burns Road, demanding to be regularised without further delay, were arrested and baton-charged by the police on Wednesday.
The government teachers took to the streets demanding the Sindh government to regularise them without the condition of giving re-test of NTS as they have already completed three-year of their services as per the contract.
Police also arrested female teachers and used water cannons to disperse the protestors. Initially, the teachers planned to hold a protest at the Sindh Secretariat, later they changed their plan of action by staging a sit-in at the Burns Road.
PTI CONDEMNS INCIDENT
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Karachi Division Wednesday condemned the police baton charge against teachers.
PTI’s Karachi Division President Firdous Shamim and General Secretary Khurrum Sher Zaman in their statements said that the teachers, who passed NTS test, were protesting peacefully for their rational rights, but baton charge by police against them was unjust.
Sindh Education Minister Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar is claiming that the education system in the province was improving and on the other hand the teachers who protested peacefully were beaten badly, they regretted.
They demanded the provincial government to release those protesting teachers who had been arrested and accept their rational demands.