LAHORE (INP): Teachers on Thursday took to streets in Lahore demanding permanent status and increase in salary. A large number of protesters belonging to various cities of the province gathered outside the Punjab Assembly.
The teachers were holding placards and banners on which slogans against the education department were written. They also raised slogans against the authorities.
The protesters said that their salaries should be raised from Rs5000 to Rs15000 and given permanent status to employees working on projects for the past 15 years.
The Association of School Health and Nutrition Supervisors (SH&NS) also protested against the health department outside the assembly over non-regularisation of its members contract-based jobs.
The protesters vowed to continue their sit-in at the Charing Cross till the fulfillment of their demands.
The protests badly affected the flow of traffic and caused problems for the citizens. A severe traffic jam was witnessed at Mall Road and adjoining areas.