Private school owners in Quetta went out on the streets on Tuesday to protest the government’s decision to keep schools closed until July 15.
The school owners gathered outside of the Quetta Press Club and marched to the House of Chief Ministers. There, they attempted to drop their school keys but the police interfered.
The demonstrators were yelling out slogans and blocking roads. They requested that the government take back its decision because in Balochistan it would have an adverse impact.
The province’s schools have shut down for more than six months. “We don’t even have money to pay our rents or give salaries to teachers anymore,” the protesters said.
They warned that if their demands are not met they will drop off their school keys at deputy commissioners’ offices across the province.
“If the government has to stay by their decision, they should look after the schools themselves then,” a protester added.