Tribal areas teachers protest against non-payment of salaries for nine months
MOHMAND: Teachers of tribal areas on Wednesday staged a demonstration against non-payment of salaries for nine months.
Basic Education Community Schools (BECS) teachers demanded from the government to make them permanent and provide them salaries of the last nine months in accordance with the Peshawar High Court (PHC) ruling.
The demonstrators were holding placards in their hands with slogans in favor of BECS staff. They marched from Ghilnai Bazar to Mohmand Press Club.
Vice President All Pakistan BECS Teachers Irshad Ali, General Secretary APBT Mohmand Tayyab Khan, teachers Aameen Khan and Ali Raza, addressing the press conference, said the PHC decision was not implemented, therefore they had approached the Supreme Court in this regard.
They said literacy rate in the area was disappointing, while the government has signed a memorandum of understanding to increase the literacy rate up to 100 percent. They were of the view that the government deliberately wanted to make people jobless and adopt criminal activities.
The BECS teachers threatened that they would carry out protests until their demands were not met.