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Teachers stage sit-in protest in Quetta to demand salary

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 02 Apr 2024

Teachers stage sit-in protest in Quetta to demand salary

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Hundreds of teachers, along with members of staff of the Balochistan University, demonstrated and staged a sit-in outside the  Balochistan Assembly, demanding salaries, media reports said.

After the sit-in, they marched on the main roads of the provincial capital against the non-payment of their salaries for the last four months, which they said had caused great financial difficulties, reported Dawn News.

After assembling within the university, the protesters took out a rally through Sariab Road, Jinnah Road and Zarghoon Road and finally reached the provincial assembly which was in session at the time.

The participants chanted slogans raising their demands.

They set up a camp, outside the assembly gate to block the entry of individuals into the premises. How­ever, people used alternative gates for entering the assembly, reported Dawn News.

Members of the assembly brought the protest to the notice of speaker retired captain Abdul Khaliq Achakzai’s, the newspaper reported.

Meanwhile, the speaker formed a five member committee, comprising Mir Saddiq Umrani, Mir Ali Madad Jattak, Rehmat Saleh Baloch, Agha Umar Ahmedzai and Wali Muhammad Nourzai to look into the demands of the protesting people.