RAWALPINDI On the 13th consecutive day of strike against provincial governments decision of waving off the examination fee, scores of the enraged employees of Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Rawalpindi (BISER), Monday, staged a protest demonstration and criticised the Punjab government for not solving their lingering problems. They demanded of Chief Minister (CM) Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif to take personal interest into the matter and hold talks with Punjab Boards Federations office bearers and keep Secretary Education, who according to them was not serious in resolving their problems except saving his job, at arms length. The strike is being observed on the call of Punjab Boards Federation (PBR) which might delay holding of the upcoming matriculation examination in the district. Meanwhile, Punjab Teachers Union (PTU) also refused to depute any teacher as invigilator during upcoming SSC examination. Led by Employees Association-Education Board Rawalpindi (EA-EBR) President Sajjad Akbar, the protest demonstration that was held at outside BISER Intermediate Branch on 6th Road was attended by Secretary General Mehar Akbar, Senior Vice President Muaf Ali Mubarik and a good number of board employees. The infuriated protesters were holding placards and a huge size banner inscribed An appeal to Khadim-e-Aala Punjab. Please save education boards of Punjab from destruction. They also chanted slogans against provincial high ups. EA-EBR office bearers said that the wrong decision of Punjab government had endangered the future of families of the board employees. They said that the government also disobeyed the verdict of the apex court. On one hand, Punjab government was claiming to make institutions stronger but on the other hand, it was bent on destroying the educational boards of the province. They alleged that bureaucracy was not desirous of an amicable solution to the problems being faced by the boards employees; therefore, CM Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif should negotiate with office-bearers of PBF to save the future of thousands of poor students. We are not against the steps taken by Punjab government but we demand the funds from the government to run the boards affairs, they added. On the occasion, an office-bearer of PTU said that the union would support boards employees to achieve their rights. He said that no teacher would perform duty during matriculation examinations until government paid addressed their problems. EA-EBR office bearers and members appealed to CM to redress their problems or else they would surround CM Secretariat besides holding protest rallies and blocking the roads across the country.