RAWALPINDI: On Tuesday, teachers‘ and office workers’ associations vowed to protest the appointment of the CEO of the District Education Authority in front of Imran Khan’s Banigala mansion on August 11.
Teachers and clerks closed education offices for the fourth day in a row, and they also organised a protest from Committee Chowk to Liaquat Bagh. This caused the Murree Road to be stopped for more than two hours, much to the chagrin of commuters.
They terminated their protest and made plans to organise a sit-in outside Imran Khan’s home on August 11 after negotiating with the local police.The protesters requested that the Punjab government reverse its decision to name a new chief executive officer while waving placards and yelling anti-Punjab slogans.Students suffered as a result of the protest because teachers skipped class.
The protest was also joined by the All Pakistan Private Schools and Colleges Association.
The leaders of the teachers and clerks said during the event that they would never accept Azam Kashif’s appointment.They claimed that for the past four days, their demonstration had rendered the district of Rawalpindi’s education department inoperable, but that the government had chosen to ignore the issue.
There were 1,500 Grade 19 officers in the province, they claimed, yet Azam Kashif was chosen by the government for a third time in the district of Rawalpindi.