Teachers stage protest rally in Larkana

Larkana: A large protest rally and demonstration was held outside Larkana Press Club by the male/female against non-payment of their monthly salaries.

The protesting teachers belonged to Basic Education Community Schools (BECS), a project was started by the federal government in 1994 to impart education in remotest areas.

The teachers said they are being irregularly paid only Rs4000 per month without any annual pay increment as given to other government servants.

Female teachers Sabira, Sumera Anjum, Tahira, Rahila, Lal Khatoon, and Waziran Channa told newsmen that there are 170 co-education schools in Larkana district and same number of male/ female teachers are posted to work as teachers.

They said that Supreme Court directed the federal government in 2012 to regularize these schools and the staff but the federal government only regularized schools leaving behind teachers to suffer which is sheer violation of apex court orders.

They said that they have rendered their entire life in educating thousands of students in extremely inhuman conditions in far flung areas with low emoluments on the hope that government will one day realize its prime responsibilities but it is irony that even female teachers are on the roads today demanding justice.

They said that their monthly salary is very low as compared to the peon of the government which is indeed unjust and against the spirits of basic human rights as well. The teachers said that nobody will believe that they are annually paid their monthly pay after a year which is really discriminatory as other government servants are paid their salaries regularly month-wise.

They demanded of the federal education minister Baleegh-ur-Rahman, federal education secretary and project director Sajid Baloch to issue notification of their services’ regularization and payment of their salaries pending for last one year without further loss of time.

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