ISLAMABAD: Dozens of teachers of federal educational institutions again protested on Thursday against the government’s decision to place educational institutions in the capital under Municipal Corporation Islamabad through the Local Government Ordinance 2021.
The teachers boycotted classes and gathered outside the National Press Club to protest the move. Several teachers also disrupted traffic in the D-Chowk area and chanted slogans against the incumbent government.
The protesters also removed barriers and barbed wire to continue their march outside the Parliament House.
Educational activities in all federal government institutions were suspended due to the protest.
The Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) joint action committee (JAC) chairperson said that the protest would continue till Article 166 of the ordinance was repealed.
The FDE JAC on Wednesday said that the government has repeatedly ignored their demands and continued to play with the education system. They further said that they will not allow the educational institutions to go on the path of destruction, although they know that the protest is affecting the education of students.
Earlier on December 9, the teaching and non-teaching staff of the FDE had called off their strike after 10 days and announced to resume educational activities. The strike was called off after the FDE JAC held successful talks with Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood and senior officials of the Federal Education Ministry