SWABI, Feb 19: Teachers of government schools on Sunday staged a protest demonstration against the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government’s plan to appoint senior English teachers (SETs) and subject specialists (SSs) against the vacant posts on temporary basis, depriving the in-service teachers from promotion.
The teachers gathered at Swabi bridge here and raised slogans against the government decision. The protesting teachers were led by All CT Teachers Association’s provincial chairman Wahab Mansuri, president Bakht Afsar, general secretary Qaisar Khan and district president Noor Zaman.
The protesters asked the government to shun the policy of appointing SETs and SSs on temporary basis and regularising services of such ad hoc teachers after a few months because this had been affecting the seniority and promotion of the in-service regular teachers.
“Teachers have been waiting for promotion for many years, but the government’s policy has killed their chances,” Qaisar Khan told this correspondent after the protest. Mr Mansuri said that they wanted a long-term promotion policy for the teachers. Mr Afsar criticised the government for making hollow slogans about the service structure and implementation of time-scale formula for teachers’ promotion.
PTI DELEGATION: A delegation of Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf on Sunday met with the families of those killed and injured in the grenade attack that occurred when they were on way to their homes after attending the public meeting of party’s chairman Imran Khan here on Feb 10.
The delegation comprised party’s central deputy general secretary Saifullah Khan, provincial working committee chairman Asad Qaisar and district president Sohail Khan. Two people belonging to Shewa village were killed and 20 others, including policemen, were injured when unidentified militants hurled grenades on a police van.
The PTI leaders said that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government was responsible for the incident and asked it to provide compensation to the victim families like other victims of terrorism.
Answering a question, Mr Saifullah said that they expressed sympathies with the affected families. He said that the PTI would provide financial assistance to bereaved families of the two persons who were killed in the attack.