Teachers go on hunger strike unto death
ISLAMABAD, June 2(Dawn): Central leaders of the Pakistan Teachers United Front
(PTUF) on Friday went on hunger strike unto death here at Aabpara Chowk to press
for their demands.
Different teachers' unions from all the four provinces
and Azad Kashmir participated in the camp.
Talking to journalists, the
protesting leaders vowed to continue their struggle unto death to get their
They said their main demands were regularisation of services,
increase in salary, upgradation of scales, abolition of ad hocism, undoing the
monitoring system, provision of teaching allowance, and restoration of selection
grade, move-over and old commutation system.
Teachers belonging to
Murree, Kahuta and Kotli Sattian said three years ago Punjab Chief Minister
Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi had announced hill allowance for employees performing
duties in these areas, but the promise was yet to be
Meanwhile, some teachers belonging to the NWFP also visited
the hunger strike camp and assured their complete cooperation. They said they
had been fighting this war for the last four years.
from Taxila adds: The teachers of Attock district have called for abolition of
the Punjab Examination Commission and issuance of teaching
These demands were made in a protest rally organised by the
PTUF's Attock chapter on Friday in Hassanabdal.
They also boycotted the
classes in all primary, middle, high and higher secondary schools in both rural
and urban areas.
They took out a rally from a local school and marched to
the Tehsil Municipal Administration building where they handed over a memorandum
to the tehsil nazim for acceptance of their demands.