Teachers protest against education department
Rawalpindi: Hundreds of teachers affiliated with Punjab Teachers Union, District Rawalpindi on Saturday staged a protest rally from Rawalpindi Press Club to District Education Office and demanded of the concerned authorities for resolution of their problems.

The protesters holding banners and placards raised slogans against the District Education Office Rawalpindi ad blocked the traffic on Benazir Bhutto Road for sometime.

Addressing the rally Punjab Teachers Union Central Vice President Imtiaz Abbasi criticised the District Education Office Rawalpindi and said that teachers in other parts of Punjab have received the package announced by Punjab chief minister, but the teachers in Rawalpindi were still waiting for the implementation of the package under which teachers should have been paid all the perks and privileges from December 1, 2009.

However, in Rawalpindi the teachers were paid only from November 11, 2011, which is unfair with the local teachers.

He said that the concerned authorities should take action against the department and facilitate the teachers at the earliest.

Punjab Teachers Union Rawalpindi chapter President Syed Anwar Shah said that teachers in Rawalpindi District are facing many problems. “The high officials should resolve our problems at the earliest and take action against District Education Office Rawalpindi for creating problems for teachers. “If the concerned authorities fail to take action against the concerned officials we will continue our protest for achieving our rights,” he added.

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